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Lump Under Thumb Nail
I have a big lump on my thumb around my nail which is causing a lot of pain, what should I do for this?
Ingrown nail?: Possible signs of having an ingrown nail may include: pain increased redness, swelling, bleeding, tightness or drainage at the nail margins. If pain does not improve, or you develop signs of infection, get it evaluated by a professional. ...Read more
What could a firm, small, white lump on forefinger be? Joint closest to nail, on thumb side. I have RA and some OA. Thanks!!
See details: The 2 most likely causes are a synovial cyst or a Heberden node. The former is obviously a cyst and the latter is a bony enlargement. If you have RA and you smoke the RA will likely be much worse. ...Read more
Got a throbbing pain ont the side of my thumb near the nail its sore to touch and move and a small lump has appered. It just came on today?
Infection: Sounds like an infection is there. See your doctor for evaluation and treatment ...Read more
I had a steady head ake & ringing in my ears 4 at least a month & a pain/discomfort in my neck 4 past few weeks what should do? Also noticed several small lumps on my neck & a thumb nail sized lump on my right for arm. Where the one on my arm is no discomf
Medical Exam: You list signs and symptoms that need further examination by your medical doctor. He will most likely order some blood work and do a full physical exam. The information you give is limited so the first step is to call your md as soon as possible. ...Read more
I have an dime size lump on top of my hand were the warist ends and thumb starts, don't hurt or isn't painful but its there. I think I'm getting anothe?
Ganglion cyst: This sounds like a ganglion cyst. Your doctor could examine it and tell you for sure. Ganglion cysts occur at joint spaces where a bit of the synovial fluid that cushions the joint pops out and causes a cyst. They are benign and usually go away on their own. If it bothers you or you are concerned see your doctor. ...Read more
Depends: Most likely a ganglion which is benign. It can be observed unless it causes pain. Then see a specialist in hand. ...Read more
I shut my hand in a heavy set door about 2 months ago I have now have noticed a lump just across from my thumb it is hard to touch and gets painful?
It might be: A healing fracture, when it forms a callous. But it could be something else, such as tumor. Show it to orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
There's this abnormal lump on my hand right beside the last bone in my thumb and it's painful to the touch. What could this be?
I have a lump on the side of my left hand, just where your thumb starts on my left hand. It's been there for over 2 months, and causes severe pain?
Cyst most likely: You are describing something that is similar to a "ganglion cyst". This is an out pouching of the lining of the joint of your wrist. These occur frequently. Often they go away on their own. Often they have no symptoms, but can have pain and discomfort. Usually observed but can be injected with a steroid and if complicated, they are surgically removed. Questions? See your pcp or hand surgeon. ...Read more
Aprox 3wks back of rhs hand=constant numbness with moderate pain. Have a soft med size lump btwen thumb/index fingr closer 2wrist. Past wk pain>tia
CTS / Ganglion cyst: Without more information (which fingers are most affected-exact location and texture of the lump) i'm giving you the most common cause. Irritation and swelling of the median nerve usually causes parasthesias in the thumb, index finger, middle finger and 1/2 the ring finger (depending on anatomic varients) ganglion cysts initially come and go with pressure leading to bulging of fluid. ...Read more
1 month after hand tendon repair a non mobile lump very painful appeared on the incision at the side of the wrist/base of the thumb?
I have a small lump on my left hand in between my thumb and first finger near my wrist it has a blue/black colour to it. What is it please?
Ganglion?: Most likely a ganglion cyst arising from the wrist joint or a tendon sheath. Could also be a thrombosed vein based on your description you should seek out an examination ...Read more
A very hard small bead-size lump on right wrist under thumb. Appeared over night. Slight pain. Have been moving the hand a lot. What could it be?
Small hard lumps on: The tendon sheath or retinaculum often represent samll cystic structres such as ganglions but occassional on ewill see an ostephyte (small bone burr near a joint) or sofdt tissue calcification causing the same "feel" cystic lesion of the extensor retinaculum or the flexor tendon sheath are often associated with thendon irriation and inflammaiton but may or not be causally related. ...Read more
I've no feeling in thumb for 4 months, can feel lump like thing on nerve at base of the thumb. When touched tingles Xrays, mri and nerve conductivity test all clear. Any ideas of what to do next. As a left hander it is affecting me everyday as it's the hand
See hand surgeon: How aggravating! See a hand surgeon who can evaluate the lump and numbness. If you have already, see a neurologist. If you've seen both, time for second or even a third opinion! ...Read more
I jave a bmp large cyst lump that is painful and tingles when I use my hand located between thumb and first finger in the web space of my hand.
You need: To show this to a specialist, hand surgeon or orthopedic surgeon. It could be tumor. ...Read more
The top knuckle on my right thumb is swollen and painful. There is a bb sized lump on the left side of the knuckle. I can't bend my thumb. This seems to happen when I am doing carpentry and using my hand
Osteoarthritis.: The lump you describe is probably a node which commonly occurs at the joints of the hand digits as a result of osteoarthritis. If it occurs at the joint adjacent to the fingernail, it's called a heberden's node; if it involves the middle joint, it's termed a bouchard's node; the one you have has not been given an eponym. ...Read more
I had pain in all my legs when walking or even sleeping it lasted for 3 days and I have a lump in my hand between the forefinger and thumb it grow up?
Muskulo/skeletal versus vascular. Lump? Synovial versus lipoma or granulomatous causes.
Need a Dr. ...Read more
I have a lump on my thumb joint and swelling. Using my hand causes shooting pain in the thumb. Xray normal. Test to determine cause? Type of dr?
Hand surgeon: Plastic or ortho. Probably need only exam then surgry. ...Read more
I have legs pain when walking, sitting or even sleeping it lasted for 3 days and a lump in my hand that has grow up, between forefinger and thumb?
Leg pain lump hand: There are many things that could do this. Some may be specific to Tangier that most of us here have never seen. Please show this to a Dr in your area for help. ...Read more
I think I have a myxoid cystor bump on the nail bed of my thumb right where skin meets the nail Is itlife threatening, also how do I treat it im 16 ye?
My thumb nail bed is sore to touch. If I bump it....the pain is excuriating as if I am going to pass out. What could be wrong? MRI shows nothing.
Consider...: The most painful nail abnormalities are blood under the nail from trauma, infection and a benign glomus tumor. These tumor are quite small and can be easily missed with a standard MRI of the hand. Many MRI sites are set up for larger body parts and not nail disorders. You may ask your Doctor for a re-evaluation and then a repeat MRI using a small hand coil, with and without contrast. ...Read more
Hard bump on the right side of my right thumb between 2 joints, can still move it freely but hurts when I used my hand too much, like when I'm writing?
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I'm missing an mcp joint (i think that's what it's called, its the bump below your thumb) on my right hand. What can I do?
I have a small bluest bump that is sore to to h on the palm of right hand below the bottom of the thumb. What could this be?
Lumps on the hand: Can be, ganglion cysts, foreign bodies, small thromboses veins, benign solid tumors, thickening of palmar tissue form dupuytren nodules, calluses, calcifications or gouty deposits among others. A hand surgeon often will be able 2 narrow it just by exam and how it feels. All in all most lumps or bumps are benign and not harmful but you must seek qualified opinion, . ...Read more
Dupytren's Contractu: More than likely you have a condition called dupytren's contractures. These show up along the tendons of the palm o f the hands and can begin to interfere with your grip and can be painful. See your pcp or see an hand surgeon if available for an opinion. ...Read more
Most: Hand masses are benign, but should be evaluated by a hand surgeon. ...Read more
I have a lump on the back of my hand sort of in the middle. It causes some pain when I bend my hand down. What should I do?
Ganglionic Cyst: It is most likely a ganglionic cyst or synovial cyst. These are mobile and compressible, like a ball with air in it, not hard like a rock. Please see your primary care physician for diagnosis and treatment. Corticosteroid injections can shrink it. If you rest your hand and the pain doesn't improve, you may need an orthopedic hand specialist's opinion. ...Read more
I have a black and blue, quarter sized, lump on my hand that is getting progressively worse over the last four days. Is this something to worry about?
Lump: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more
Dupytrens contractur: This could be the initial development of a dupytrens contracture. This is a contracture of the palmar fascia seen primarily in people of northern european descent. It is inherited, and a lump in the palm known as a dupytrens whorl can be the initial finding. Seek the advice of a hand surgeon. ...Read more
Painful raised lumps:
May be ganglion cysts especially if engage in repetitive work or trauma and if at joint areas. There are small nerve cysts.
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or may be pustules/ papules that are infected. Usually red, Could try bacitracin and see if helps. Rarely could be from contractures steroids. F/U with doc/ urgent care ...Read more
Bumps and lumps: In the hand vary in what they are by location, size, "feel" (there is no subsitute for having an experienced hand surgeon put their hands on your hands) and other factors. Still the most common bump or lump in the hand is a ganglion, a foreign body inclusion cysts or a bone spur. At times they feel hard, even a ganlion if it is small and coming though a retinacular structure or a finger pully. ...Read more
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