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Soft Lump On The Wrist
Iv got a lump on my wrist its quite soft and moveable i think it may be a ganglion..
But just want to know a little more.
Prob. ganglion cyst: Ganglion cysts are very common lumps within the hand and wrist that occur adjacent to joints or tendons. The most common location is top of the wrist.These start out as soft sometimes mobile lumps. They can get firmer and ccasionally they continue to grow and can become uncomfortable. Ultrasound can usually confirm diagnosis. If painful, contact general surgeon. ...Read more
What was given?: Some times the fluid administered by IV leaks out and may cause a swelling. If it is not painful and is not interfering with the movement, no discoloration or discharge, you may leave it alone and it should resolve. If any of the above is not applicable, it would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more
Wrist lump: Probably a ganglionic cysts. They are benign but may cause transient pain when tapped. If it is large and causes significant pain or limits range of motion, you should see a hand specialist/orthopedist. ...Read more
Have it evaluated: This may be such issues as a ganglion, joint or tendon sheath swelling. Have the wrist evaluated either by a rheumatologist or orthopedist. ...Read more
Best to ask your Dr.: That's good that you have a lump or cyst on your wrist that isn't bothering you. Your doctor can better answer what you should do and can do in case you want to remove it. Plus it would be good for your doctor to measure the size of your lump/cyst, and document how it looks. ...Read more
Today i noticed a lump on the inside of my wrist it is quiet pointy and I am not sure what it is have never hit it or fallen?
Ganglion cyst: Most bumps on the dorsal side of the wrist are gangklion cysts. These are outpouchings of joint fluid from the wrist the wrist joint, which present as soft, moveable bumps. On occasion they can be painful. ...Read more
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