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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Practicing since : 2009
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User :   I have a tiny lump in my finger under my skin it is not visible. it is on my right ring finger where my finger meets the palm of my hand looking down into the palm of my hand. it is not painful unless pressure is applied to it. Feels like a piece of bb inside.
Doctor :   Hello.
User :   hi
User :   I have a tiny lump in my finger under my skin it is not visible. it is on my right ring finger where my finger meets the palm of my hand looking down into the palm of my hand. it is not painful unless pressure is applied to it. Feels like a piece of bb inside.
Doctor :   When did you notice it?
User :   last friday
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Any other symptoms like itching , redness over the area, etc?
User :   no
Doctor :   Can you feel the lump?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Is it soft or hard?
User :   hard
Doctor :   Do you feel the lump has increased or decreased in size since Friday ?
User :   it hasnt changed since fridAY
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Did you try to lift any heavy object around friday?
User :   i lift heavy items all day everyday
User :   i work as a mechanic on heavy trucks
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Are you able to flex your ring finger?
User :   yes i can move my hand freely until i try to hold something tight or lift
Doctor :   Are you able to straighten your finger?
User :   yes
User :   i can move my hand freely
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   but when i apply pressure it hurts
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   it feels like somethings in there
Doctor :   Can you feel the consistence? like bone, rock, wood, etc?
User :   yeah like bone
User :   it feels like hard bone
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   There are few possible diagnosis for it which include.
User :   yeah
Doctor :   Traumatic
aneurysms of the distal artery.
Doctor :   ganglion cyst.
Doctor :   Traumatic aneurysms
User :   ummm would i need surgery
Doctor :   benign tumor.
Doctor :   First you need to few tests done.
Doctor :   Like X-ray of the affected finger.
User :   oh ok
User :   so i should see a dr
User :   or should i wait to see if it goes away
Doctor :   You can wait for a couple of weeks.
Doctor :   See if there is any improvement.
Doctor :   If there is no improvement in symptoms or
User :   yeah
Doctor :   Symptoms worsens.
User :   i'll do that
User :   if it gets worst i'll go dr
Doctor :   You can consult a surgeon.
User :   thanks alot
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   hmmmmm not at this moment
User :   thanks
User :   have a good day
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
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