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I have a lump on the back of my hand sort of in the middle. It causes some pain when I bend my hand down. What should I do?

I have a lump on the back of my hand sort of in the middle. It causes some pain when I bend my hand down. What should I do?

Ganglionic Cyst: It is most likely a ganglionic cyst or synovial cyst. These are mobile and compressible, like a ball with air in it, not hard like a rock. Please see your primary care physician for diagnosis and treatment. Corticosteroid injections can shrink it. if you rest your hand and the pain doesn't improve, you may need an orthopedic hand specialist's opinion. ...Read more

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I have these small skin coloured lumps on the back of my hands they are painless not itchy it started about 8years ago with just a few now I have lots?

I have these small skin coloured lumps on the back of my hands they are painless not itchy it started about 8years ago with just a few now I have lots?

Warts?: Molluscum Contagiousum? See a dermatologist. I hope this helps. If you want to talk more about this contact me by e-mail or text chat or video chat at www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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I noticed there was a strange lump at the back of my hand, above the wrist. What could it be?

I noticed there was a strange lump at the back of my hand, above the wrist. What could it be?

Ganglion cyst: You didn't mention pain, just the presence of a strange lump on the back of your wrist. This is a classic presentation for a ganglion cyst which is just fluid collection in a pocket of joint lining or synovium. These are benign & don't spread. They can be aspirated (fluid is very thick) or we can poke a bunch of holes in cyst and let it drain on its own. Sometimes we just drop a book to break it! ...Read more

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Have a small lump of about 7x4mm on back of hand for 4 wks. It grew in size for 2.5wks then started to shrink. What condition is it? Is it lymphoma?

Have a small lump of about 7x4mm on back of hand for 4 wks. It grew in size for 2.5wks then started to shrink. What condition is it? Is it lymphoma?

?ganglion cyst: The most common lump that people get on the back of the hand is a ganglion cyst. It is caused when a bit of the synovium (lining of the joint) pops out in a joint space. They are benign and usually go away on their own. This is not a typical presentation for lymphoma. If you are anxious about it have your doctor take a look. ...Read more

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I have a small cluster of strange lumps on the back of my head, all on the right-hand side. A few of these are painful, but the largest of them isn't?

I have a small cluster of strange lumps on the back of my head, all on the right-hand side. A few of these are painful, but the largest of them isn't?

Head lumps: Hello ~ difficult to give you an exact diagnosis because you do not give enough history. These could be lymph nodes if they are pea-sized or they could be lipomas. This is one of those things we cannot give you and exact diagnosis unless we can see and palpate the lumps. I think a trip to the local NHS doc is in the offing? Thanks ...Read more

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5yr old daughter has a hard painless lump on the back of her hand?

5yr old daughter has a hard painless lump on the back of her hand?

Most likely benign: The majority of painless lumps on the back of the hand are usually benign. One possibility is a ganglion cyst might have formed. No matter the etiology of the painless lump this should be evaluated by a physician to determine the location of the lump. Some benign masses on the hand may cause weakness or limitations of the joint. ...Read more

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I have two lumps on back of hand looks like they are in the veins they move about when you touch them and are hard?

I have two lumps on back of hand looks like they are in the veins they move about when you touch them and are hard?

Concern: By your description, sounds like they could be veins. However, because they are hard, there might be a blood clot in them. Whatever the case, You should take an aspirin and see a doctor soon to have them evaluated ...Read more

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I have a lump on the back of my hand. It is red, burns and is painful if touched. It is the size of a dime. Is there anything I can do?

See doc: Unfortunately, without seeing or feeling it, it is like poking in the air. It may be infected if it is red and painful, so don't delay, see your doc. ...Read more

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Recently, I have just noticed a bump/lump on the back of my hand/wrist. It's been itchy since last night. Is this anything to worry about?

Recently, I have just noticed a bump/lump on the back of my hand/wrist. It's been itchy since last night. Is this anything to worry about?

Ganglion--no problem: Most likely, this is a ganglion, which is a fluid filled cyst. It is very common and usually is left alone. If it continues to cause pain or symptoms it can be aspirated (fluid sucked out), ruptured (usually injected with numbing medication and steroid to cause it to rupture), or removed surgically. These have approximate long term success rates of 60%, 85%, and 95%, respectively. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump on the back of right hand, it moves easily but feels as hard as a bone. It also is bigger than a pea.

Probable ganglion: Based on your description and the location of the lump, you probably have a ganglion cyst, however this diagnosis can only be made after a physical exam. I would recommend confirming this with your doctor! Ganglion cysts are fairly common, and do not constitute an emergency, so a routine Dr's visit would suffice! ...Read more

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I have 2 lumps on back of hand looks like they are in veins I had an Iv in when I was in hospital when I touch them they move

I have 2 lumps on back of hand looks like they are in veins I had an Iv in when I was in hospital when I touch them they move

May be: A thrombophlebitis, which is a blood clot in a vein with associated inflammation. It often happens the sites of peripheral IVs. Often you can get away with just treating these with elevation of the site and warm compresses. If it's painful, you can utilize nonsteroidals like ibuprofen, but only if you have no reason to avoid NSAIDs. I would still review this with your doctor too. ...Read more

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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

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

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34 year old male found a small lump perhaps 1 to 2 cm in diameter just below my rib cage on the right-hand side of my back feels like a gland to touch?

34 year old male found a small lump perhaps 1 to 2 cm in diameter just below my rib cage on the right-hand side of my back feels like a gland to touch?

Lipoma: Often times these are lipomas, which are simply benign masses of fatty tissue. Very rarely do lipomas cause any problems — in rare cases, there may be persistent surrounding inflammation which leads a patient to ask for removal of the lipoma. As with any lesion, if there is significant increase in size, or significant pain, redness, discoloration, or any other concerning sign, do see a physician ...Read more

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Hi I have a lump about the size of the Palm of your hand that lodges between my shoulder blade area it can move if manipulated till,painful tender?

See a doctor: That's a pretty good sized lump on your back. I would recommend getting it seen by a doctor — impossible to really say what it is, but it DOES need to be seen to make sure it is not anything serious. Sometimes cysts or lipomas can appear on the back, but can only make that call after a proper exam. ...Read more

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Have lump at left-hand side of skull at back of head, what could it be?

Have lump at left-hand side of skull at back of head, what could it be?

Lipoma: Probable lipoma which is benign. But you should be checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a couple tiny lumps in the veins on the back of my hand. They don't hurt. What could they be? Blood clots?

I have a couple tiny lumps in the veins on the back of my hand. They don't hurt. What could they be? Blood clots?

Unlikely: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you but blood clots are unlikely. You may watch and wait, if the lump doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other lumps become enlarged, or you develop fever, or lose weight, you should see a doctor.
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My son has a lump on the back of his hand, looks like in the vein. Not a cyst in wrist. Moves up and down hands when curling/straightening hand.

My son has a lump on the back of his hand, looks like in the vein. Not a cyst in wrist. Moves up and down hands when curling/straightening hand.

Bump on hand?: By your limited description could be a tendon cystic has or ruptured tendon or a cyst. But ONLY IN PERSON examination and opinions will allow a better diagnosis than here on HealthTap... ...Read more

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My husband has a hard walnut size lump on the right-hand side back of head. You can slightly move it around and it's not painful? Really worried

My husband has a hard walnut size lump on the right-hand side back of head. You can slightly move it around and it's not painful? Really worried

Inclusion cyst: Most likely. These cysts contain cellular debris and are benign. Suggest evaluation by dermatologist or surgeon for surgical removal. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a lump/swelling on the right-hand side just above his penis. Hurts when he coughs, other than pain in the back no other symptoms?

My boyfriend has a lump/swelling on the right-hand side just above his penis. Hurts when he coughs, other than pain in the back no other symptoms?

Herniza?: One possibility is a hernia. His doc can examin him and tell him what it is and how to fix it. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have a lump on back of my wrist that changes in size daily. Also, weakness in that hand, occasional shooting pain in forearm. What could this be?

I have a lump on back of my wrist that changes in size daily. Also, weakness in that hand, occasional shooting pain in forearm. What could this be?

Ganglion Cyst: This lump could be a cyst. These can be surgical removed. Draining is difficult and will only provide temporary relief. Discuss with you doc or see a hand surgeon. ...Read more