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I have a lump on my right pointer finger. It started small

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I have a lump on my right pointer finger. It started small but has gotten bigger. It hurts like arthritis at times and sometimes if I hit it on something it hurts REALLY bad. I can move it slightly. I am a photographer so I use this finger quite often and constantly use it with my editing software. What caused this?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Brims replied 3 years ago.
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Dr B :

Hello, when did this start?

Customer :

I have had it for a while

Dr B :

How long?

Customer :

Maybe 2 years

Customer :

around 2 years

Dr B :

Is it over a joint?

Customer :

close to one

Customer :

right above the bend in my finger

Dr B :

Is it soft or hard?

Customer :

from what I can tell its soft but tough enough that I can't mash it

Customer :

and I can move it back and forth like a ball

Dr B :

This is most likely a ganglion cyst

Customer :

thats what it looks like when I compare it to online pictures. The skin is smooth and doesnt look red or irritated or anything

Customer :

It's just normal.

Dr B :

Here is a link

Dr B :

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ganglion-cysts/DS00767

Customer :

ok

Dr B :

After you look through the link, let me know what questions you have

Customer :

OK, one momen

Customer :

moment*

Dr B :

no problem, I'm here

Customer :

OK, I used a flashlight to shine from the back of my finger thru the "cyst" and you can see thru it.

Customer :

will it go away or will a doctor have to remove it?

Dr B :

A doctor has to remove it if it is bothering you. You should see a hand surgeon

Dr B :

If it doesn't bother you you can let it be

Customer :

Okay. Thank you for your help.

Dr B :

you are welcome

Dr B :

let me know if you have more questions or concerns

Customer :

Thank you and have a nice day! =]

Dr B :

You're welcome.If you are satisfied, please click ACCEPT

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Experience: U.S. Licensed Physician, general surgery and internal medicine experience
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