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Ring Finger Size
My left ring finger has pin sized red dots under the skin (on top -- opposite of palm side). There's about 40 dots and the skin is wrinkled. Any idea?
Trauma: There are several conditions that can cause the symptoms that you described. Although some may be benign, there are others that should be treated. I suggest you see your primary care doctor as soon as these symptoms appear. ...Read more
Large mass in between the ring finger and pinky? I think it started out as some type of callus a few years ago, just from getting it hit a bunch. It started out the size of a large pea, but has grown to the size of a marble now. Besides the rare, weak pul
Without : Without seeing the lesion in question, i can say there is a possibility you are dealing with a ganglion cyst. A ganglion cyst is a tumor or swelling on a tendon or on top of a joint. It is commonly found on the hands ( between the fingers or at the base of the palm and finger). Depending on the size, cysts may feel firm or spongy. A routine check by either your primary doctor or an orthopedist is in order to actually make a diagnosis. If this is in fact the problem then a treatment plan can be etablished, which may include aspiration of the cyst. This tends to help resolve the problem in greater a 3/4 of cases. If it is not a ganglion cyst then your doctor should be able to provide a diagnosis based on his/her findings. Good luck to you. ...Read more
I have a small, pea sized lump in the palm of my hand, an inch below ring finger. I googled & found something called duputrens. Is that common?
Humph: Doesn't sound like dupytrens. That is a tendon problem that causes a finger not to extend properly. Yours sounds like a cyst or something else. Best visit a hand doctor! ...Read more
Hard tender lump below surface on ring finger, palm side at proximal section. About 1 inch size. Normal color No trauma. slight swelling. Sudden onset?
I have a pea sized lump in the palm of my hand by my ring finger, the doctor took xray and said it could be a cyst or mass... should i be worried?
No: What you described is not likely to harm your health, limb or life. It may even disappear on its own. If your doctor is not concerned, just wait and watch. If it becomes troublesome, it could be removed if and when necessary. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Need more info: Where is the pain, what are its characteristics, is the finger swollen, have you used a new ring, and are there other symptoms. No way of analyzing this without this, and an exam of the finger. See your doctor. ...Read more
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