5 doctors weighed in:
I've had a very painful knot under my skin in my palm for years, the skin recently changed color & fell off now there is a hole. What might it be?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Foreign body
Could be a small sliver or other foreign body embedded under your skin.
Causes a lump that gradually migrates to the surface to expel the foreign material. Can take years to reach the surface, then heals.

In brief: Foreign body
Could be a small sliver or other foreign body embedded under your skin.
Causes a lump that gradually migrates to the surface to expel the foreign material. Can take years to reach the surface, then heals.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Thank
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not sure
Whatever this was it is not normal so i would recommend an eval by a physcian.
It may have been a foriegn body that finally worked it's way out.

In brief: Not sure
Whatever this was it is not normal so i would recommend an eval by a physcian.
It may have been a foriegn body that finally worked it's way out.
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
12 years in practice
93K people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors