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Lump On Underside Of Wrist
Different options: The wrist has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, tendons, vessels and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done. ...Read more
A lump the size of a grape on underside of my wrist for past year, its starting to burn from time to time, what are possible causes and or solutions?
Ganglionic Cyst: Most likely a ganglionic cyst of the joint synovium. These will often resolve with rest from repetitive actions like typing, piano, Tennis. They can be injected with a corticosteroid or if necessary, surgically removed. Please see a physician for an exam to be sure it is nothing more serious than that. ...Read more
Dog bite on underside of wrist directly on vein. Did not break skin but it has swollen into a purple lump and is painful. How to treat?
Ganglion cyst: Most bumps on the dorsal side of the wrist are gangklion cysts. These are outpouchings of joint fluid from the wrist the wrist joint, which present as soft, moveable bumps. On occasion they can be painful. ...Read more
Probably a ganglionic cysts. They are benign but may cause transient pain when tapped. If it is large and causes significant pain or limits range of motion, you should see a hand specialist/orthopedist.
Have it evaluated: This may be such issues as a ganglion, joint or tendon sheath swelling. Have the wrist evaluated either by a rheumatologist or orthopedist. ...Read more
Best to ask your Dr.: That's good that you have a lump or cyst on your wrist that isn't bothering you. Your doctor can better answer what you should do and can do in case you want to remove it. Plus it would be good for your doctor to measure the size of your lump/cyst, and document how it looks. ...Read more
Hit side on my wrist really hard on bench now lump there hurts to touch lump but no other pain concerned?
Hurt Wrist: If you hit something hard very likely to break a bone unless you have very weak bones. Most of the time it is injury of the tissues surround a bone like fascia and tendon or muscle. If the wrist movements are not affected unlikely you broke something. Touching causing pain is more inflammation. Try epsom salt soaks. If it persists please see ou doctor. ...Read more
Today I noticed a lump on the inside of my wrist it is quiet pointy and I am not sure what it is have never hit it or fallen?
What was given?: Some times the fluid administered by IV leaks out and may cause a swelling. If it is not painful and is not interfering with the movement, no discoloration or discharge, you may leave it alone and it should resolve. If any of the above is not applicable, it would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more
Overuse injury: It most likely is a "ganglion cyst" especially if it is located on the top part of your child's wrist. These cyst are not harmful and are often painless. Usually these cysts are caused from overuse - typing, video games, texting, etc. If it grows bigger after limiting the above activities, you should see your pediatrician to verify the diagnosis. ...Read more
Ganglion cyst: While more info is needed, it sounds like you have a ganglin, or "bible" cyst. These are very common at the wrist. They are small balloons of tissue and fluid from the joint, and tend to get bigger and smaller. Sometimes thy have no other symptom but if they hurt, you at need treatment. That an nclude trying to drain it or inject it. Used to be hit with a bible-but don't try that! ...Read more
Recommendation: Possible you have a sprain of your wrist. In this condition you need to put ice on wrist for 20-30 min through the first 12 hours and then to put nsome splint for wrist. You can buy it in any pharmacy. If pain and swelling will be worse you need evaluation with X-ray. Go to ER or urgent clinic. ...Read more
I have a big lump on each of my wrists, never in my life broke a bone or anything, what are they??
Ganglion cyst: Most likely what you are describing is a cyst. Though not commonly bilateral it can happen. Without a picture and an exam it's hard to say but there aren't many other structures in that area that would explain large lumps. ...Read more
Do I need to be worried about a lump/bump that has appeared about an inch under a day old scratch on my wrist?
Yes: May be a lymph nodes swelling so it may be from ongoing infection so if not better seekl medical evaluation ...Read more
Hello I have had a hard lump appear almost overnight on my left wrist, I joined a gym on Sunday and used light weights could this be why?
Ganglion Cyst: Most likely it is a cyst which is caused by excessive fluid from your wrist pushing out against the joint capsule. The cause of fluid is repeated movements of the wrist bones causing irritation. This should improve with rest but will reoccur with increased activity. Only way to completely get rid of it is to have surgery. If it doesn't hurt leave it alone if it bothers you see a ortho surgeon. ...Read more
Hello. Iv got a lump on my wrist its quite soft and moveable I think it may be a ganglion. But just want to know a little more. Thankyou?
Good guess: Impossible to say exactly without seeing mass but ganglion quite likely. ...Read more
Okay so about 6 weeks ago I fell over and smashed my wrist on ground and now there's a big lump on my wrist and it still really hurts and is brusied?
Need x ray: That wrist should be x rayed.Get a more detailed answer ›
Phlebitis: The vein used for the IV has a thrombus secondary to the irritation of the catheter placed into the vein along with the solution instilled. Usually, this is tender to touch, firm, and may travel up the vein. Most of the time this is self-limiting, and local heat will resolve the pain. Should it progress, and become red, hot, seek help of your physician. ...Read more
When I bend my wrist there's like a lump an I hurts when I press is also get on and off pain in my wrist sometimes can't do push-ups?
Wrist ganglion: Wrist ganglions are rather common fluid filled cysts that often form on/about the back side (dorsum) of the wrist. The cysts fill with fluid more easily than they drain, thus leading to noticeable transient expansion/enlargement with overuse. These ganglia take up physical space and this can make bending the wrist quite painful with activities such as pushups. Orthopaedic evaluation recommended. ...Read more
I am having around 5 small lumps under my skin on my left fore arm. No pain. These are small lumps. Initially started with one near the wrist.
Lipoma: Nothing to worry as they are small lump collection of fat, which are nick named as "skin mouse". ...Read more