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Lump On Wrist After Fall
I had something fall on the back of my hand maybe a inch from my index knuckle. There has been a big painful lump there. Any reason for concern?
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
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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