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I have a small blue/purple hard lump on the side of my

I have a small...

I have a small blue/purple hard lump on the side of my middle finger. It doesn't move and is slowly getting bigger. Is this a concern?

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the lump? Is it hard or soft?

I've had it about 5 months. It's hard

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

On the same finger I also have a wart which has been there for 10 years. I've tried everything but it won't budge. I don't see how these are related though

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Dr. Arun Phophalia
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What is your age?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
35 years old

Please post a picture of it.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
It's hard to get it to show up but here you go

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Ok thanks

This is likely to be a callosity.

The may have been formed due to friction initially, if your work involved this finger for prolonged use.

This is unlikely to be serious.

An x-ray and a soft tissue ultrasound should be able to diagnose it.

This can be removed as an office procedure by a dermatologist or general surgeon under local anaesthesia (numbing medication).

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
But this isn't on the skin it's underneath. Can that make a difference?

Callosity is thickening of the inner layers of the skin.

This does not look like a worrisome lump.

It is privilege assisting you.

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The other possibility to consider would be Glomus tumor. Please read this:

https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1083405-overview

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I have read this thank you. This site states that the lump would present pain however it is not painful. Just hard, doesn't move and is about the size of a pea. It has a slight purple/ blue appearance possibly a vein.

You are very welcome.

Veins here are very small and lumps formed due to it are soft.

The main concern usually is; if this dangerous or cancerous? The answer is no.

An ultrasound would know the origin.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Ok thanks. Have a good day

You are most welcome.

Have a great day.

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