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Posted on Wed, 11 Mar 2015 in Pregnancy
Question: I have a hard bump on my hand only shows when I bend it, I been to a doctor yestersay said it was a ganglion cyst but didnt examine it just looked at it, would a doctor know for sure just by looking at it if thats what it is for sure ? it doesn't hurt but feels hard when I press on it, he told me it's nothing urgent or serious, but I am really worried, I did fracture the same hand when I was younger when I fell down the stairs and hit my hand on the floor...would that have something to do with it ? and how common are ganglion cysts do most people get this ?
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Answered by Dr. Som Biswas 23 minutes later
Brief Answer:
upload a picture

Detailed Answer:
Hi
I can understand your concerns.

Please upload a picture of the site.

Most common swelling as you describe it is ganglion cyst. But it might be something else also.

Is it growing in size?

Regards

Dr XXXXXXX
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Som Biswas 1 hour later
it is not growing, I only noticed it a few days ago, I up loaded a picture I went to my family doctor he said it's a ganglion cyst but would he know for sure that's what it is just by looking at it ? it doesn't hurt even when I press on it and only shows when I bend my hand... looks bigger in the picture
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Answered by Dr. Som Biswas 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
it's not definitely ganglion cyst

Detailed Answer:
Dear

It's difficult to tell from thepicture.

I will advise you to show it to a orthopaedic surgeon preferably a hand surgeon


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Som Biswas 21 minutes later
ok..do you think it's something serious or bad ? it doesn't hurt
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Answered by Dr. Som Biswas 44 minutes later
Brief Answer:
No its not serious

Detailed Answer:
dear,

No , it does not look like anything serious or bad but its always better to know exactly what it is and get treated correctly as soon as possible.

Dr Som MD
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Som Biswas 17 minutes later
Ok, if it does not hurt, do you think I will need surgery for it to go away ? or what kind of treatment is it ? I have anxiety and really worried about that
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Answered by Dr. Som Biswas 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
We need to confirm it.

Detailed Answer:
Dear,

First we need to know what it is, then only we can decide whether you need surgery.

That is why i am advising you to show it to a orthopaedician.

Dr Som MD
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