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Top of right hand, quarter size lump to right of base of…

Top of right hand...

Top of right hand, quarter size lump to right of base of thumb and about 1/2 inch above wrist - medium amount of pain.

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

Hard and doesn't move and this has been going on less than a week. several weeks ago had doctor look at middle two fingers that were at times painful to move. said I had arthritis.

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

Only prescription medication is for hypothyroidism, 66 yr old female and in otherwise fairly good health.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
The lump isn't that pronounced but still painful.

It is most likey a ganglion cyst which is common near joint spaces and forms in areas of wear and tear or arthritic changes. Since it is painful, it can be drained by a doctor but first do conservative treatment by taking advil for few days and see the response.Wearing splint for a week can help.

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