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Question: lump on finger

 opolily - Mon Sep 07, 2009 12:27 pm

I have a lump on my right index finger below the first joint and above the nail which is now deformed. It apppeared about 2 years ago and didn't cause me any concern but it has increased in size and seems to have caused the nail deformation. I tried to photograph it with no success. It is tender when I squeeze it but doesn't hurt otherwise. It looks like a large blister but is much firmer and doesn't move around.
I'd rather not waste an office visit to my primary care. Who should I consult about this?
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:03 am

User avatar Hello,The clinical impression that I gather is typical of mucoid cyst which eminently responds to surgery,or cryo.Surgery meaning just getting it needled out but do not try yourself ok?
 opolily - Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:31 pm

Thank you for enlightening me. Should I consult a general surgeon or a dermatologist?
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:31 pm

User avatar hi,A general surgeon would be able to do this but to confirming the diagnosis a derm would be a better choice.
 opolily - Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:06 pm

Thank you.

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