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Offline Peace-n-Love

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I noticed a hard bump right above my wrist on my hand when I flex my hand downward. I've been running to the doctor way to often lately for little benign things I notice about my body. And as soon as one clears as normal or ok, I devleop another. I know most of you are probably the same way. It looks a lot like this, but only when my hand is flexed. http://www.hulc.trindu.com/diagnosis/2 It doesn't hurt, its just a hard bony lump, nonmovable. Has anyone else experienced this?
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Re: Hard bump on back of hand right above wrist.. should I go to the doc?
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2011, 05:02:38 PM »
Most likely a ganglion cyst. I had one recently and have had many in the past, and they look exactly like that picture. Ganglion cysts are nothing to worry about and it usually takes a few weeks for them to go away.
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Re: Hard bump on back of hand right above wrist.. should I go to the doc?
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2011, 05:04:23 PM »
I have one of those - it is called a ganglion cyst. I had my ortho check it out. He said he could do a procedure to get rid of it, but it could come back. From what he said - perfectly harmless. It looks a bit disgusting and I may have him deal with it, but no need to worry.

My doctor is very highly regarded too. He was choosen to represent the east coast as the ortho. working the xgames in Colorado a couple of months ago.
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Re: Hard bump on back of hand right above wrist.. should I go to the doc?
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2011, 05:07:09 PM »
Just to add - I've had mine for at least six months. It seems to get a little smaller and then bigger. The old wive's remedy was to smash it with a heavy book and it eventually breaks apart. I did a variation of this before and although it was sore for a few days it went away for about a year. Not that I am advising this, but it does work - painful though.
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Re: Hard bump on back of hand right above wrist.. should I go to the doc?
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2011, 05:29:47 PM »
From what I read, ganglion cysts are soft and move, this is hard and does not move. Like the link I posted about the boss carple
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Re: Hard bump on back of hand right above wrist.. should I go to the doc?
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2011, 08:30:05 PM »
Mine is hard and only slightly moves. It seems like it is attached to ligaments under it. When I did bust it up a few years ago, it did become soft and flattened out.
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Re: Hard bump on back of hand right above wrist.. should I go to the doc?
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2011, 09:01:38 PM »
my ganglion cyst was hard and not movable
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Re: Hard bump on back of hand right above wrist.. should I go to the doc?
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2011, 10:50:03 AM »
It may help ease your concerns if you contact your physician.
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Re: Hard bump on back of hand right above wrist.. should I go to the doc?
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2014, 11:33:31 AM »
It's a worth a go I know this post is old. Did anyone find out what this was in the end? As goin through a real bad spell at the moment over severe stomach issues. Now since yesterday night I have noticed that I have a hard lump on my right wrist that doesn't move. This has now sent me over the edge as convinced something is seriously wrong with me :-(
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