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I got a lump on my hand due to binge drinking. What kind of cyst is this ?

i visited a doctor today about a lump on my hand (approx on palm where index meets palm) and he told me this is a cyst that may be caused by binge drinking what is the proper name for these cysts? he said it was rare in people my age as i am 26 and female
Asked On : Wed, 1 Jun 2011
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A cyst at the junction of palm and index finger is a rare possibility but if the swelling is slightly hard it may be a Ganglion or overgrowth of the bony tissue also.See if you have pain or any other associated symptom.If it is a cyst or infected thing it may reduce to some extent with medicines or else you may need to get it removed surgically so consult a surgeon for better opinion and treatment.
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