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Have a lump on my right hand; it is hard like a bone.

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i have a lump on the top of my right hand and it is like hard like a bone but i didnt fall on it or anything or damage it it has been there for about a month and a half and idk what it is need help to figure out what is wrong and it doesn't hurt or anything?

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From your diagnosis you have got a ganglion on your hand.

Ganglion is a cyst that is filled with synovial fluid. It usually is finding near joints, as an extension. There is nothing much to be worried about. The cause is just out pouching from joint probably after a trauma or so. It's usually asymptomatic. But, if you are having a problem cosmetically.

You need to first confirm if its ganglion. A dye is injected into the joint, if dye is present in cyst, it's a ganglion. You can consult a surgeon, who will drain out the fluid using a hypodermic needle. Or surgery is also an option, these days arthroscopic surgeries are becoming common.

Thank you.

Dr. John Monheit
Category: Family Physician-GP
Residecny: North Colorado Family Medicine
Medical School: The Chicago Medical Center
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