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Nodules On Finger Tips
Peri: Chondral cysts, or rheumatoid nodules, or oa, or reticular histiocytosis. Among others. ...Read more
I have a nodule on my finger with a spot in the middle that sometimes looks scaly or dark. Concern?
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
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
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
I put my finger in my ear and I felt like a tiny nodule inside the ear. It has been there for a year. Should I be concerned?
Very unlikely: Anything serious but you should have it examined. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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