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How Can A Blood Blister On The Finger Be Treated?

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Posted on Mon, 18 Sep 2017
Question: I have a knot under the skin of my finger. It looks like a huge blood blister but is not from an injury.
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (10 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Kindly upload an image

Detailed Answer:
hello. thank you for writing to us

I am Dr. kakkar(dermatologist). I have gone through your query and I have noted your concern.

I request you to kindly upload an image in "Reports Section" so that I am able to guide you better.

Also let me know how long since you noticed this knot?Has it increased in size with time?
Do you have any associated symptoms like pain?

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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Kakkar (1 hour later)
It does hurt to the touch now. The knot seems bigger on some days and smaller on other days. When it is smaller, it doesn't hurt. It never goes away completely.


I don't remember exactly when I first noticed it, but it has been at least 6 weeks.
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (4 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Ganglion cyst

Detailed Answer:
thank you. I have viewed the image.

It is most likely a 'ganglion cyst' that has arisen from the underlying tendon sheath. Ganglion cysts are benign and are derived from outpouching of synovial lining of nearby joints (mostly hand joints) or tendon sheaths. It need to be surgically excised. I suggest you to consult an orthopedic surgeon for the needful.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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How Can A Blood Blister On The Finger Be Treated?

Brief Answer: Kindly upload an image Detailed Answer: hello. thank you for writing to us I am Dr. kakkar(dermatologist). I have gone through your query and I have noted your concern. I request you to kindly upload an image in "Reports Section" so that I am able to guide you better. Also let me know how long since you noticed this knot?Has it increased in size with time? Do you have any associated symptoms like pain? Regards