Undiagnosed Symptoms Community
Weird bump on my hands
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to undiagnosed symptoms, breathing difficulties, feeling cold, cough, diarrhea, dizziness, fainting, fever, indigestion, itching, nausea, numbness, pain (chronic), paralysis, rash, sweating, swelling, urination problems, and vomiting.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Weird bump on my hands

On the back of each hand, I have a bump. This bump occurs right before you get to the wrist and between my middle and index fingers. These bumps have been there ever since I can remember. When I bump them on something, they are exceptionally tender, but I've gotten used to it. What I'm not used to, though, is the new bump on my left hand a little closer to my thumb than the other bump. I was pushing carts at Wal-Mart when this formed. It hurts very badly, but not all the time. I also do a little gymnastics, and when I do a hand-stand or cartwheele, it starts hurting. The pain came and went, more when I bent my hand back toward my forearm. Now, though, it seems to hurt more consistantly. I am also noticing my right hand forming one. I asked the nurse practitioner what she thought it was. She explained that cysts are normally soft, and my knot feels like bone, so she didn't think it was a cyst. It's a little taller than a pea, and I don't have insurance to see a real doctor or get x-rays done. Any ideas?
Related Discussions
1 Comment
Blank
351246_tn?1379685732
Hi
Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
In all probability you have a ganglion (cyst) or a neurofibroma. Both can cause pain in the wrist joint. A ganglion is a sac-like swelling or cyst formed from lining of a joint or from a tendon. A neurofibroma is a collection of nerve and fibrous tissue. If they are causing pain and pressure symptoms they need to be removed. Please consult your PCP to start with and get a referral for a surgeon when you have insurance. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Undiagnosed Symptoms Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top General Health Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
mkh9
CA
363281_tn?1353103243
Blank
SassyLassie
Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
silverfox67
Clifton, AZ
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
1340994_tn?1374197577
Blank
Caryopteris
Raleigh, NC
1622896_tn?1402351966
Blank
bobdylan1958
Outside London, United Kingdom