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Old 10-06-2010, 03:29 AM   #1
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why have i developed a lump on the side of my index finger

why have i developed a lump on the side of my index finger it can be very itchy and sore

 
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Re: why have i developed a lump on the side of my index finger

Which side and where on the finger? A lump on the finger where you might hold a pen or pencil might be nothing more than a callus but a lump down by the side of the fingernail might be a wart forming. If it's near a joint, it could be a bump related to arthritis. Both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis have finger bumps as a diagnostic feature. I had a small tumor develop on my left index finger that turned out to be a calcified piece of tissue that had been there since before birth (hemangioma). Harmless but bothersome since I used my hands for my job.

Many, many possibilities but where it is may give more clues. Can you describe where it is and what it looks like more thoroughly?

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Re: why have i developed a lump on the side of my index finger

Is it open and does it bleed?

 
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