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Anyone know what this is?

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Somewhere around 2 years about this thing showed up on my left-hand pinky finger. It started out as 3 small bumps; one between the first and 2nd joint, one right on the 2nd joint, and one just after it. Within a few days the two by the 2nd joint grew into each other and the lone one got bigger.

I began clipping at them with a nail clippers to no avail. Thinking they were warts, i used a freeze-off kit and froze them and allowed the skin to die, and heal. It grew right back. Since then i pick at it and chew at it (i know i probably shouldn’t). It got rough and callously and kind-of flaky and easy to pick open. Again I froze it, much more thoroughly. I thought it would stay gone this time as it seemed to be growing normally but then they grew back yet again.

They don’t really hurt, the skin is slightly off-color, sort-of slightly yellowed. It makes it harder to bend the finger since it is thicker there, which is annoying for typing. I can pick at the wrinkle for the joint and it is pretty easy to pick it open and make it bleed. There is no puss. When i use clippers to clip it, the skin is pretty thick there before it bleeds. There is somewhat reduced sensation in it as well, like a callous. Though I don’t see why a callous would grow from 3 small random spots on a finger i don’t use or rest any writing utensils against (though it is my dominant/writing hand), nor why a callous would grow back.

I haven’t gone to a doctor because it seems like such an insignificant thing compared to about anything else! but it really does bug me every day.
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my other guess was that it is just a few warts that dont respond to freezing. do those exist? i dont think ive ever seen a wart like this if it is one.
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Hi, do you suffer from fever, weight loss or malaise? How old are you? Have the papules always been yellowish? Do you have high cholesterol? Has anyone in your family had one? Or had simillar problems? I read somewhere something similar but I can´t really tell anything from the picture, can you google up pictures of reticulohistiocytoma and JXG and tell does it look like that?
p.s. I think you should go to your GP cause there is no stupid or insignificant thing.
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thanks for the response. i dont have any other symptoms, pretty healthy all in all. im a 25 year old male. i dont think ive ever had my cholesterol tested. dont know of anyone in my family having anything similar, but i havent asked too many people other than immediate family.

i should also note that there isnt much feeling in the lumps either, not unless i dig into them deep. i suppose i should go see someone about it, i was just looking for clues first
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Did you look up pictures of the diseases - Juvenile Xanthogranuloma and reticulohistiocytoma? Because description you gave sounds to me like it could be related to that and from the picture you posted (probably low resolution) I don´t even see the bumps you where talking about. Do inform me if you find out something...Thanks.

p.s.did it have (in the beginning) central crateriform depression or keratin plug?
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