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Red Lump On Finger Joint
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
Probably a ganglion : Cyst. Typically come from a joint. Can be very painful. Most hand bumps are benign. Typically can be aspirated with a needle and decompressed or otherwise surgical excised. Used to call them bible beater lesions because the biggest book on the house was the bible and by smacking it with the 'good book' caused them to rupture. I do not recommend this though. See an orthopaedist. ...Read more
Found a small hard lump on joint of middle right finger, palm side (where hand meets finger). Slightly painful if pushed. ?
Lump on elbow: One thing that comes to mind is a bursitis. This is an inflammation of the bursa - a small fluid filled sack that lines some joints. The bursa can get inflamed due to trauma, overuse or infection. It's not always painful, but can present as a soft lump on the outside of the elbow. Standard treatment includes nsaids, ice, compression, avoidance of trauma and sometimes drainage and antibiotics. ...Read more
Index ring pinky fingers swollen, 2 have red area on it with small red dots underneath. Any ideas?
Infection: Red swollen areas that are new onset would make me suspicious for and infection. You should probably be seen. ...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. see http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00006 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
May be a ganglion: See your doctor it may be a ganglion , simple removal will cure. ...Read more
Vestibulitis: The most common cause of a painful red lump on the inside of the nose is vestibulitis, which is an infection of the hair follicles of the inside skin of the nose where the hairs grow. The treatment is oral antibiotics, an antibiotic cream and careful cleaning. This should be examined by an ENT doctor. ...Read more
Causes of persistent reddish purplish color below the cuticle on left pinky and fingertip next to it, gout like joint pain on right side of body?
Don't suspect gout : Doubt gout it would be unusual at your age and even Hippocrates noted that women don't usually get gout until after menopause. Your physician can evaluate you and have you see a rheumatologist. Arthritis in those joints at your age could suggest something like inflammatory arthritis related to psoriasis, but there are other possible causes also. A full evaluation will help answer your question ...Read more
Hit the center of proximal phalanx on my right pointer finger. Swollen knot, bruising & painful bending. Bruised or would raised knot mean fracture?
Fractures can swell: either locally or diffusely. A knot may mean there is a very bad bruise to skin or it could mean a fracture. A fracture in the finger can be nondislplaced meaning everyting moves well and is lined up so one does not necessarily have a great deformity, joint fractures or fractures in the plane of motion with swelling may not loo obvious except for pain and swelling. If symptoms persist, get seen ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
What could a bloody spreading blister possibly be? It's painful. Located on top left hand between pinky and ring finger.
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