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Soft Lump On Hand
Noticed my left rib cage was sticking out further then my right the other night. Its not soft or painful. It kinda feels like a hard lump if I touch it and move my hand around but at the same time, it still feels like normal (like my right side) but just
Probably normal: There is nothing inside your rib cage that can make it "poke out." Anything that you feel must be outside the rib cage or the ribs themselves. ...Read more
I've woken up with a big lump on the lower left hand side of my soft palate it's that big I can feel it when pushing on the outside of my neck, hurts ?
Cystic swelling: Can be from a number of things. Infection, if present, would be concerning. This should be evaluated. If progressive, the evaluation should be tonight. Providers worry about obstructing the airway (throat) which would cause breathing to become difficult to impossible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a small lump under the skin on my forearm. It is soft, painless, and rolls around slightly when I run my hand over it. Should I be worried?
Skin Lesion: Hello Lori, There are a variety of benign skin conditions (lipomas, fibroademonas, sebaceous cysts, etc...) that may have a similar presentation to what you have described. However, I would still recommend that you seek the evaluation of a physician to determine if there is something more concerning. The possibility of some type of malignancy should be ruled out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My husband has had a soft lump at the back of head on the right hand side. He says it's not Sore to touch but is the size of walnut ?
Cyst or lipoma: Cysts & lipomas are often soft & painless. However, the former can become painful & even harden if distended & filled, much less infected. Lipomas, or fatty tissue, typically remain soft & painfree. Abscesses are collections of pus that are usually painful & need to be lanced/drained. Have him go see his family doc for evaluation & your reassurance. ...Read more
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
Lumps on the hand: Can be, ganglion cysts, foreign bodies, small thromboses veins, benign solid tumors, thickening of palmar tissue form dupuytren nodules, calluses, calcifications or gouty deposits among others. A hand surgeon often will be able 2 narrow it just by exam and how it feels. All in all most lumps or bumps are benign and not harmful but you must seek qualified opinion, . ...Read more
I have a black and blue, quarter sized, lump on my hand that is getting progressively worse over the last four days. Is this something to worry about?
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