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Thumb Tumor Symptoms
I Have a tumor on my thumb I dont know what knid of it is but docter said cut it regularly when it grows again plz tell what should i do.
Not cancer: Tumors of the finger/thumb region can be malignant but if it is to be cut when it grows again it must be benign and not of osseous structure. Lesions as such in this region can be fibromas, ganglion cysts,giant cell tumors of tendon and epidermal inclusion cyst. If lesion is to be re resected, pathology report should be reviewed as to why lesion recurring. ...Read more
"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more
20 year old male, painless hard lump, size wise i could cover it with my thumb. scared might be tumor -- noticed it today?
I have had extreme pain under my thumb nail bed for 2 years. I had an xray but it showed nothing. Not sensitive to cold. Could it be a tumor?
Yes ; no: It would be wise to have your family physician refer you to a dermatologist. ...Read more
Are the lumps in my legs fatty tumors or what? I have several lumps/bumps under the skin around my upper thigh area. One is near my panty line, it is about the size of the tip of my thumb and hard but does not hurt. It's been there probably 8 or 9 years
Fatty : Fatty tumors (or lipomas) are usually not hard. They are usually soft and squishy. If you have a hard mass along your lower panty line that could be a chronically inflammed inguinal lymph node. Can't determine what they are through this venu. Recommend that a family doctor or dermatologist examine you and determine what the lesions are. ...Read more
My right hand muscle has disappeared. There is a huge gap between my thumb and index finger. My arm is also shrinking. Can it be a spinal tumor?
Cubital Tunnel Syn: Most likely the muscle atrophy is caused by ulnar nerve entapment at the elbow but could come from the neck or even the brain but unlikely. Do you have numbness in the ring and little fingers? See a hand surgeon or a neurologist. This needs to be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swelling and Pain: If your experiencing swelling, pain, decreased range of motion or anything out of the ordinary for you and it lasts more than a few days then get it checked by your doctor. Use the rice method to help- rest, ice, compression and elevation. Your whole hand's function is dependent on your thumb. If your thumb doesn't work, neither will your hand. I would get an x-ray if not better in 3-5 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain, swelling...: Simple thumb injuries, such as sprains, can cause pain, swelling and stiffness. Symptoms should improve over the course of a few weeks. More complex injuries can result in fractures and ligament ruptures (severe sprains) and in some cases require treatment, such as casting or surgery. See your doctor if you have any concerns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Microtear v. partial: A Grade 1 is the most minor type of ligament sprain, and usually implies microtears. A Grade 2 means a partial tear and is a more significant injury. The final type is a Grade 3 which means a full-thickness tear. Symptoms and signs tend to be higher (more pain, dysfunction, swelling) with Grade 2 over Grade 1. ...Read more
Pain and swelling: Sprains of joints such as the thumb cause pain with motion as the injured structures around the joint are stretched or compressed. Generalized swelling of the joint involved is also a very common complaint. The swelling is bothersome but can be somewhat protective early on in that the swelling functionally limits motion and acts as an internal "brace". Bruising about the thumb is also common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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