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Painful bump on finger

I have a painful bump on my left index finger (finger pad just above first knuckle).  It will not go away (about 8 months now).  My primary care physician suggested dyshidrotic eczema and treat with OTC Hydrocortisone.  I have had dyshidrosis before this is nothing like it.

I will try to describe it

Round ≈ 3 mm wide
Raised slightly around edges - whitens with pressure - center stays "flesh colored" - almost blister like - nothing above the surface of the skin
Painful (almost like it has a "root") - swells sometimes

I have tried throwing OTC stuff at it (tea tree, Vitamin E, salicylic acid, etc) nothing seems to work.  Just when I think it is gone...  It comes back with a vengeance.

The cycle seems to go:   swell/pain => almost disappears => callouses over => callous falls off => swell/pain...  and so on...

I am at a loss...  not easy to get to see doctor...  waiting to see specialist could take months...

Anything would be helpful...
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I suspect it's a finger ganglion cyst.  They can be trained by a surgeon.  Maybe a hand surgeon.  
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