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What is the reason for a protrusion in my hand?

I am 29 years old ( male). lately, I can see something like rounded shape is popping out, on the joint of my hands ( I don t what it is). At first, I thought it is a visible signs of veins coming out but it is more visible day by day..I don t feel any pain but when I touch, it is hard and balls shape. I am worried. Your help will be much appreciated. Thank you
Asked On : Sun, 8 Apr 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
1. Painless, slow growing swelling over hand (?dorsum) is usually a ganglion,
2. Get an xray of the hand / wrist done to rule-out other causes,
3. Usually ganglion wont cause any problem unless it gets infected or when it extends into the joint may restrict your hand / wrist movements. In that case it has to be excised and sent for biopsy.
Answered: Sat, 5 May 2012
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get examined by a rhumatologist,It is presenting like rhumatoid arthritis, sub clinical phaze
Answered: Sun, 8 Apr 2012
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