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I have a small hard lump in the palm of my left hand 1 centimeter across located two centimeters directly below the base of my ring finger. Any ideas?

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Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology
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In brief: PALM LUMP

It might be an inherited disorder named dupuytren's contracture.
This is a painless thickening & contracture of tissue beneath the skin on the palm & the fingers. Also known as the "viking" disease as it often occurs in people of scandinavian or northern european ancestry. Surgical procedures often work.

In brief: PALM LUMP

It might be an inherited disorder named dupuytren's contracture.
This is a painless thickening & contracture of tissue beneath the skin on the palm & the fingers. Also known as the "viking" disease as it often occurs in people of scandinavian or northern european ancestry. Surgical procedures often work.
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Dr. David Wishnew
It is important to determine if there is functional compromise asociated with the lump. Often, a lump in the area described is associated with a cust on the tendon, which leads to a "trigger-finger" problem. Have a specialist take a look.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Dupuytren's contract

Likely a dupuytren's contracture: sometimes inherited, sometimes seen in alcohol excess, sometimes other causes.
Can cause (usually)painless nodule; can lead to shortening of the extension of the finger. New treatment available; also anti inflammatory injection rx and surgery, if needed.

In brief: Dupuytren's contract

Likely a dupuytren's contracture: sometimes inherited, sometimes seen in alcohol excess, sometimes other causes.
Can cause (usually)painless nodule; can lead to shortening of the extension of the finger. New treatment available; also anti inflammatory injection rx and surgery, if needed.
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In brief: Benign tumor

It can be many things such as a benign giant cell tumor of the tendon or even a mucinous psuedocyst.
Both can be treated by a hand surgeon.

In brief: Benign tumor

It can be many things such as a benign giant cell tumor of the tendon or even a mucinous psuedocyst.
Both can be treated by a hand surgeon.
Dr. Christopher Moeller
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Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine

In brief: Could be

Dupuytrens contracture causes nodules to form along the flexor tendons in the palm. Eventually this may cause pain with full extension of the finger or limit range of motion.
In the early stages is not painful, red or responsive to "arthritis" medications. It would be unusual to have a bone spur in this area, but get it checked by a doctor if it bothers you.

In brief: Could be

Dupuytrens contracture causes nodules to form along the flexor tendons in the palm. Eventually this may cause pain with full extension of the finger or limit range of motion.
In the early stages is not painful, red or responsive to "arthritis" medications. It would be unusual to have a bone spur in this area, but get it checked by a doctor if it bothers you.
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