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Thumb Tumor Symptoms
I Have a tumor on my thumb I don't know what knid of it is but docter said cut it regularly when it grows again plz tell what should I do.
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?
Need more informatio: Where on your body is it located? If under the skin, can you move it back-and-forth, or does it appear attached underneath? ...Read more
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?
See below: You appear to have atrophy of the r hand muscles (thenar area). Why? Don't know. Get checked by your doc soon. There are a lot of possible causes. ...Read more
What are the chanses of brain tumor when neuro test good (vision refl)and symptoms re leg hand back hip pain leg weakness stomach pain and little hd?
Unlikely: The symptoms you are describing are not strong predictors for the presence of a primary brain tumor. ...Read more
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 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 more
Swelling/Lump: Tumors are abnormal growths that will produce a lump of new growth and swelling. ...Read more
A tumor is a swollen:
Mass of tssue that does not belong n the place that it is. In the hand or in any other part of the body a tumor is caused by an abnormal bit if tissue growing where it does not belong. A ganglion is the most common soft tissue tumorof the hand. Other common benign tumors are giant cell tumor of tendon sheath.
Benig tumors are very common in the hand, dangerous one do occur but a lot less frequenl. ...Read more
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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 more
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
Symptoms of grade 3 rcl tear in thumb? It's been about 12 weeks since I fell and it is still bothering me.
Grade 3 means total-: -tear and immobilized by casting. Some aggressive hand surgeons do primary repairs. Also it depends on if it's Ur dominant hand, & what U do. A baseball pitcher may B treated more aggressively. After 13 weeks only reconstruction can help. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of a grade 2 rcl sprain in the thumb? It's been 7 weeks since I fell and haven't been to the dr yet.
Moderate sprain.: A grade 1 RCL sprain is mild & not associated with loss of the thumb MCP joint stability. A grade 2 sprain usually involves a lot of pain & swelling. There could be bruising around the thumb & possible laxity of the joint. A grade 3 sprain can be very painful, & there is complete disruption of the joint, leading to joint instability. See a doctor for proper Dx & Rx of your thumb sprain. ...Read more
What are symptoms of a grade 2 rcl sprain in the thumb? It's been over a month since I fell on it and it still hurts to use.
Symptoms at site..: The symptoms at usually at the site of injury, with pain to touch and any deviation of the thumb that pulls on the ligament on the affected side. Ligaments take longer to heal than bone, so usually the area is sore for a few months. The thumb should be protected during the healing phase with a special brace. See an Ortho doc. ...Read more
Pain and swelling:
A grade two thumb sprain means that the ligament is stretched but not completely torn. As the body tries to heal, it will be inflamed. You will experience pain, swelling, and tenderness. In general, RICE is the way to go: Rest, Ice, Compress (with an ace wrap, but not too tight), and elevate. Sprains generally take 10-21 days to heal. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Thumb started twitching today, you can see it twitch on and off should I be worried no other symptoms?
Watch and wait:
You may watch and wait. If the twitching spreads to other parts of the body or is still there three weeks from now, it would be time to see a doctor.
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I have sharp shooting pains around the thumb into the wrist. Told it is a symptom of arthritis. Is that true?
Can be: Yes but it could also be the symptom of an irritated nerve. Pain with use, not at rest, points more toward a joint or tendon pain. ...Read more
I just had trigger thumb release surgery but have a symptom that doesn't fit. Basically my thumb is flat... And sensitive.
I don't: Quite understand what you mean by a "flat" thumb. Could you be more descriptive? That would be a big help. Thanks! ...Read more
I have sharp shooting pains around the thumb into the wrist and they said it is a symptom and of arthritis but that make sense?
Thumb arthritis: At the basilar joint or cmc joint where the thumb and wrist meets often presents with pain radiation to the thenar eminence the muscles that help move the thumb or along the wrist up the forearm it is a very common problem. Treatment begins conservative with ice, OTC NSAIDs, part time soft splints. And understanding how to modify activity without impacting daily use. If symptoms worsen prescriptions injections and even surgery can help you could find more information by seeing a hand surgeon ...Read more
Sir my age is 27 year and I have 2, 1 CM and several small tumor in my hand it is firstly notice at the age of 16 year is it neurofibroma.?
Maybe: It is difficult to say without seeing what they look like, how many there are, and if you have other lesions elsewhere. The best way to make a sure diagnosis is to see a dermatologist and possibly have one of the lesions biopsied. That is really the only way to make a diagnosis of a neurofibroma or other skin tumor. ...Read more
My little girl hit her thumb on the wall, if it was broke or jammed would it swell or turn blueish? Or could there be no symptoms & still be hurt?
Probably normal: It does not sound like it is anything to be concerned about. If she were to start having swelling or it turned blue, you should bring her to be seen. It is unlikely that it would be hurt with no symptoms. ...Read more
Brain tumor: A cerebellar tumor is located in the coordination center of the brain. The symptoms may or may not be related to the tumor. The size, location and type of tumor dictate the symptoms and neurological findings. See a neurosurgeon for consultation. ...Read more