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Friend has small, visible hard bump on pinky-side of wrist for 2 days. Appeared suddenly w/o injury. Says it's tender w/ touch. Possibilities?

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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Many Choices

It could be an infection like a boil.
It could be another infection. If it is not infectious consider inflammed blood vessels like vascultiis or erythem nodosum, it could be a nodular dermatitis from a variety of reasons. Your evaluation will include an examination to look for systemic reasons, possible needle aspiration or biopsy.

In brief: Many Choices

It could be an infection like a boil.
It could be another infection. If it is not infectious consider inflammed blood vessels like vascultiis or erythem nodosum, it could be a nodular dermatitis from a variety of reasons. Your evaluation will include an examination to look for systemic reasons, possible needle aspiration or biopsy.
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Ganglion cyst, no

Worries. It tends to come and go.

In brief: Ganglion cyst, no

Worries. It tends to come and go.
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