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What cause soft bump on wrist?

I just developed a soft bump on the inside of my wrist that is the size of a pea. It is below the fold where the wrist and hand join. Can you give me an idea what it might be. It doesn't hurt, but I do have severe arthritis in the hand and already have an appt. with a hand surgeon but not for a month.
Thu, 20 Aug 2015
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Hi,
Thanks for posting in HCM.
Soft lump at the wrist could be lipoma or ganglion. You need to get evaluated by a Surgeon for that.
Lipoma can be removed by minor surgical procedure, to be done under aseptic conditions.
Ganglion would best be aspirated as it arises out of joint. Surgical excision is recommended if the symptoms are not relieved by non-surgical methods.
Hope the information provided would be useful.
All the best.
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What cause soft bump on wrist?

Hi, Thanks for posting in HCM. Soft lump at the wrist could be lipoma or ganglion. You need to get evaluated by a Surgeon for that. Lipoma can be removed by minor surgical procedure, to be done under aseptic conditions. Ganglion would best be aspirated as it arises out of joint. Surgical excision is recommended if the symptoms are not relieved by non-surgical methods. Hope the information provided would be useful. All the best.