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Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more


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Nodules on top of finger joints, what could this be?

Peri: Chondral cysts, or rheumatoid nodules, or oa, or reticular histiocytosis. Among others. ...Read more

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Does methotrexate cause nodules on fingers?

Does methotrexate cause nodules on fingers?

Nodules: Methotrexate can cause nodules. The correct term is Methotrexate induced accelerated nodules or mian. It is a rare but typically benign side effect. See your doctor for evaluation and treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Herbedens nodule for 10 years on index finger all of a sudden hurts all the time what can be done?

Herbedens nodule for 10 years on index finger all of a sudden hurts all the time what can be done?

Steroid injection!: Many so-called Heberden's nodes are secretly psoriatic arthritis. However, regardless of this ponit, Dr. Howell showed the benefits of injecting Heberden's nodes (former Chief of Rheumatology at the University of Miami), showed the You should also be on a NSAID under doctor supervision! ...Read more

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I have oa which is very painful in my fingers with heberdens nodules. I cannot grip even light weights anymore. What kind of resistance ex. Should I do?

I have oa which is very painful in my fingers with heberdens nodules. I cannot grip even light weights anymore. What kind of resistance ex. Should I do?

Arthritis: Arthritis in some form is a common cause and OA is the most common. The bumps on the distal joints near the nails are called heberden's nodes and the ones near the pip or middle joints, bouchard's nodes. Warm water helps to ease stiffness, and full gentle ROM is better than resistance. Cold is good AFTER activity if there is pain. Daily FULL gentle ROM, a good goal, decreased pain gives strength ...Read more

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What is a small nodule by the tip of the first joint on the finger?

What is a small nodule by the tip of the first joint on the finger?

Finger cyst: That can be a small cyst either along the tendon sheath, a tendon sheath cyst, or one that originates from the joint itself, a ganglion cyst. ...Read more

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I have had two nodules in my palm, under my ring and middle finger for about two years. I also have a pit above one of the nodes. Recently I started t?

I have had two nodules in my palm, under my ring and middle finger for about two years. I also have a pit above one of the nodes. Recently I started t?

Palm knots: These may be very early signs of Dupuytren's contractures caused by progressively increasing thickening of some tendons. A hand surgeon is best qualified to evaluate, advise you and treat advanced contractures. ...Read more

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I have small, skin covered, painless, nodules on several of the first joint (closest to the fingetnail) of my fingers. What concerns should I have?

I have small, skin covered, painless, nodules on several of the first joint (closest to the fingetnail) of my fingers. What concerns should I have?

Heberden's nodes.: Bony bumps on the finger joint closest to the fingernail are called heberden's nodes. Bony bumps on the middle joint of the finger are known as bouchard's nodes.

Bony bumps are also common at the base of the thumb. ...Read more

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Poor oral hygiene, multiple neck nodules on both sides and firm three fingers enlarged liver. Could I have hydatid disease?

Poor oral hygiene, multiple neck nodules on both sides and firm three fingers enlarged liver. Could I have hydatid disease?

Do you have a dog?: Tapeworm usually affects dogs, but can bee transferred to humans. Rare. More probably due to infected teeth and/or gums. This can't wait. Make immediate appointments with both your Physician and your Dentist for screening examinations. Please put the computer down and call now. ...Read more

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Hx of melanoma. New small bump @ base of 2nd finger, palm side. Maybe benign tendon nodule. What kind of specialist should I see to be sure, and when?

Hx of melanoma. New small bump @ base of 2nd finger, palm side. Maybe benign tendon nodule. What kind of specialist should I see to be sure, and when?

Probably ganglion: Known that melanoma can metastasize to every organ and site in the body. Those lesions that metastasize usually Breslows 1.5-2mm in thickness and were at high risk with nodularity and ra needle aspirate will indicate if lesion cystic or solid at which time path report needed ...Read more

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Please help! I have duputryne's contracture in hands, cords, nodules, clubbed fingers, adhesive capsulitis. Autoimmune normal. I'm a"medical mystery."?

Please help! I have duputryne's contracture in hands, cords, nodules, clubbed fingers, adhesive capsulitis. Autoimmune normal. I'm a"medical mystery."?

Dupuytren's: Consider seeing a hand surgeon for a non-invasive treatment with na or xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum). ...Read more

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I have a positive rheumatoid factor of 69 with no inflamation but I have nodules on my fingers and a swollen knee joint, what could this be?

I have a positive rheumatoid factor of 69 with no inflamation but I have nodules on my fingers and a swollen knee joint, what could this be?

Arthritis: There are many causes of arthritis. It sounds like you have had some medical care for this before. I would recommend seeing your physician or rheumatologist for more information. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed with OA-joint pain, swelling, finger nodules. This week sleepless-pain, numb above wrist to fingertips. Fell Mon. Go 2 dr or normal?

Recently diagnosed with OA-joint pain, swelling, finger nodules. This week sleepless-pain, numb above wrist to fingertips. Fell Mon. Go 2 dr or normal?

Go 2 dr: The history of a fall with the significant change in the intensity of the pain as well as swelling causing numbness make a fracture likely. See a doc timely as a delay may affect long term range of motion and overall function of the wrist and hand. ...Read more

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Cause one-sided swelling from cheek to finger tips? (same side as swollen cervical lymph nodes (normal WBC count) and small (1 cm) thyroid nodule?)

Cause one-sided swelling from cheek to finger tips? (same side as swollen cervical lymph nodes (normal WBC count) and small (1 cm) thyroid nodule?)

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you, taking more history and may be performing some tests. You obviously have seen a doctor as you have had lab tests. It would be prudent to see him/her if you have not done so recently. ...Read more

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I was just fingered for the first time yesterday and it laster for 20 mins. I was just wondering what the effects of being fingered are?

I was just fingered for the first time yesterday and it laster for 20 mins. I was just wondering what the effects of being fingered are?

Sexual activity: If it wasn't done too vigorously and your vagina was well lubricated then usually no symptoms the next day. But probably the most common thing would be mild discomfort or slight bleeding the first time. Slight welling might happen too if fairly vigorous. Its probably time for you to see a GYN or family doctor to talk about birth control now that you have having foreplay ...Read more

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My fingers are stiff?

My fingers are stiff?

Too vague.: Stiff fingers can occur with swelling of any sort or simply arthritis or overuse. ...Read more

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What is finger-feeding?

What is finger-feeding?

Finger foods: Essentially (what I think you mean at least) is feeding the child foods that they, or you, can finger feed with... I.E. Cheeriohs, veggie puffs, etc... ...Read more

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What causes black fingers?

Blood flow: Black fingers would be a decrease in blood flow leading to necrosis. Some infections can cause this as well ...Read more

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Can you have finger replaced?

Can you have finger replaced?

Yes and No: Microvascular surgery can be performed to restore a missing thumb. A toe can be removed from the foot and replanted on to the hand to provide a greater functioning hand. This is significant surgery, and used primarily for very select patients. ...Read more

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How to stop picking my fingers?

How to stop picking my fingers?

Picking at skin on: Fingers can be both an obsessive behavior and a form of self- mutilation. It can respond to cognitive behavioral therapy & psychiatric medications. Take care. ...Read more

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Can multiple nodules be cancerous?

Can multiple nodules be cancerous?

It depends: Where they are and your clinical history. Please provide additional information. ...Read more

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What is an ovoid hypoechoic nodule?

Where: Is this ovoid hypoechoic nodule? Cysts can be ovoid and have no inside echoes. Not everything that is hypoechoic is a cyst. More information would help. ...Read more

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What causes clubbing of the fingers?

What causes clubbing of the fingers?

Chronic lack of O2: A chronic lack of oxygen is a common cause of clubbing. ...Read more

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Does sarcoidosis always have nodules?

No: Sometimes incidental suggestion on chest x-ray by finding hilar lymphadenopathy. ...Read more

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Is it possible to shorten your fingers?

Is it possible to shorten your fingers?

Not a good idea: Short of partially amputating them, no. It would be a complex procedure with a high risk of complications. You would need an awfully strong reason to do so, and to convince a surgeon to do the procedure. ...Read more