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Suffer from severe pain due to lump on the hand. Have joint problem. Can you help?

My nani is suffering from a severe pain due to swelled hard lump of mass in her left hand.Many years before she was operated for angiography at fortis hospital,chandigarh.But after visiting for some years she didn't continue to go for regular check ups.Now after many years this problem is arising with joint pains .Please help me out.her age is between 55 to 60.
Asked On : Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello dear hope you and your nani are fine,,,,,,,,, Dear old age iz itself a challenge ,,,lump in hand nd specially in finger with restricted motility and pain in other joints also points to osteoarthritis ,,,,if it is in finger joints it is heberden or osslers node ,,,these two are particular signs of osteoarthritis,,,take ur nani to some medical specialist she need to be examined in detail ,,get her blood counts done ,uric acid levels Are also important ,,,,yes other sign of osteoarthritis is migratory pain men pain starts in one joint and moves to other take care stay blessed
Answered: Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Which part of the hand?
What is its character, colour, mobility...?
Any lump should be examined by a surgeon / may need excision biopsy

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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