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Question: recurring R. wrist pain lump present w/red patches on neck

 stb - Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:30 am


Im a 34f. I have had recurring wrist pain over the last 5 years. I get it around every 3 months or so. I get some relief when I spred out my fingers. Last week I noticed a hard lump where my wrist bends. 2 days after I had pain on the inside of my joints. It felt like I either lifted something extremely heavy or it felt like how it feels when you get your blood drawn. then yesterday I noticed red skin patches on my neck on one side. What could be going on?
 Tom Plamondon PA-C - Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:25 pm

User avatar Hello,
The hard lump could be a ganglion cyst which often occurs over the back of wrist or hand. If the lump is bothersome, it can be removed surgically with less chance of recurrence than injecting it with corticosteroids.
The neck rash is likely unrelated.
Take care.

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