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I have a small lump on my left hand under the skin that moves

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I have a small lump on my left hand under the skin that moves when i move my fingers.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Doctor Chip replied 2 years ago.
How long has it been there? On the palmar side?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Couple of weeks.

No it is on the upside not my palm.

It does not hurt

 

Expert:  Doctor Chip replied 2 years ago.
OK--so it is on one of the tendon bands on the back of the hand? Any pain?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

No pain

what is a tendon?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

no pain

I think so It moves when i move my middle finger

Expert:  Doctor Chip replied 2 years ago.
And where exactly is it located?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
on the back of my hand in the middle of it. when i move my fingers it moves. very small
Expert:  Doctor Chip replied 2 years ago.
OK. This is either a ganglion cyst of the tendon sheath or tendonitis--inflammation of that area of the tendon. Not serious but a cyst may enlarge so it would be a good idea to have a doctor look at it.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

not cancer then

 

Expert:  Doctor Chip replied 2 years ago.
No--not the right symptoms and too rapid an appearance.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Ive seen pictures of a ganglion cyst and it i much smaller or i am being too picky
Expert:  Doctor Chip replied 2 years ago.
The pictures are there to show cysts that are large enough to be remarkable on plain photos--those you looked at probably took months to get that big.
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