Lump On Right Leg, Index Finger?
Hello doctor, please reply immediately .. I just had surgery for a lump on my index finger, it has not been sick for 5 years, it is hard to hold, and it contains round round meat .. What do you think it hurts, doctor? If the doctor said here it was ganglion .. But the meat was sent to the lab to find out the results .. I was very scared
Hello Dela, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com
Lumps that appear in the joints and tendon areas of the hands or feet are usually ganglion cysts. Ganglion cysts are generally round or oval in shape that feel filled with fluid or jelly. Other possible causes of lumps in the ones you are describing include epidermoid cysts, lipomas, rheumatoid nodules, tofus (in people with gouty arthritis).
To find out exactly what lumps appear on your finger, you should indeed wait for the results of these laboratory tests. However, if you are currently very worried about the result, here are some of the characteristics of a lump that leads to malignancy:
The lump enlarges quickly the surface of the lump is uneven and feels hard, the border of the lump is not firm, the base cannot be moved there is a wound above the lump that is difficult to heal there is pain in the lump or there is inflammation in the tissue around the lump (the skin around the lump becomes swollen, red, feels hot and pain)
Looking at your description, if the lump is small and has not enlarged for up to 5 years, then it is likely that your lump is not malignant. However, you should still do re-examination to your doctor after you get the laboratory results.
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