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Lump Under Thumb Nail
Infection/allergy?: This is a very unusual symptom, in fact i don't think i've ever had a patient with this problem! i did some research- the most likely cause is a fungal infection under the nail, a common problem that is usually not itchy, but the nail should look thick, distorted or discolored. It might also be a reaction to nail polish. It might also be an allergy to something you are eating. See my comment:. ...Read more
Ganglion: This sounds like a ganglion cyst also known as a retinacular cyst. This is a fluid filled sac that comes from the tendons that bend down the fingers. To confirm the diagnosis i would recommend trying to remove the fluid with a needle. These usually go away, sometimes they require surgery to remove. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I squished my thumb under a 200lb piece of metal. Thumb swollen, purple and black bruising on middle knuckle, blood under nail, can't bend.. Broken?
Physical Examination: A lump on the thumb bone is impossible to diagnose without the key component of any diagnosis: the physical examination. Contact your primary care physician today and get the lump examined. Your doctor will also take a medical history to gain additional information. Additional studies may be ordered, but there is no substitute for the physical examination. ...Read more
Probably not: Bruises beneath the toenail are usually caused by something forcefully dropped onto or pressing the toenail. If the nail becomes chronically bruised from shoegear or activity it could lead to enough damage that fungus could begin to grow beneath the nail and cause an infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: There are many possibilities, but without examining your child, it's impossible to say. If there was a recent injury, it could be blood under the nail. You should seek immediate medical attention if he develops redness, swelling, pain, increased warmth at the site or fever, as these are signs of infection. ...Read more
Black toenail: A number of things can make a toenail/portion of the toenail look black: fungal infections, blood under nail, certain medications, inflammatory conditions. With meds, most/all nails are involved. Moles/freckles in the nail growth center (matrix) give linear pigmented brown or black streaks, so can melanoma. If the discoloration of the nail is new, please see your dermatologist for proper diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Slammed pinky in door,can't bend.Skin scraped off, ottom of nail pulled up,some of nailbed beyond where nail begins,shows.Entire arm hurts.WhatCanIDo?
Lump under skin on wrist thumb side purple over veins on wrist and down thumb was this a clot took an aspirin lump went down but left large bruise
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!!
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
I have an dime size lump on top of my hand were the warist ends and thumb starts, dont 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
Hi , i have a long shaped lump in the palm of my hand and i can barely move my thumb and have very little grip often dropping objects?
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?
Depends: Most likely a ganglion which is benign. It can be observed unless it causes pain. Then see a specialist in hand. ...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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Thumb nail on my right hand has been first changing in color and has recently fully disattached from the nail bed. No anti-fungal therapy had helped.
Is it fungus?: Hi Marina. Losing a fingernail most commonly is due to injury to the nail / nail bed. Fungal infection is also a cause though not that common. Your doctor can do a skin scrape to test for fungi. In the meantime, keep the nail bed clean and moisturised in preparation for a new nail. Best wishes... ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Leg pain: muskulo/skeletal versus vascular. Lump? synovial versus lipoma or granulomatous causes. Need a Dr. ...Read more