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Old 01-04-2013, 06:58 AM   #1
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knuckle bumps

A few months ago, I noticed two pimple like places had come up on my right index finger knuckle. A couple of weeks later, two places appeared on my left pinkie finger knuckle. 2-3 weeks later, one on my right ring knuckle & one below the original 2 on my right index finger. I now count 8 on various knuckles. They continue to swell & move together. None have gone away. Has anyone heard of this?

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Old 01-05-2013, 06:20 AM   #2
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Re: knuckle bumps

Hi. Are these knuckle bumps bony, or more cyst-like?

If they're bony, they *might* be one of these: Heberden's nodes occur on knuckles closest to fingertips, and Bouchard's nodes occur on middle knuckles. Both correlate to osteoarthritis & usually don't affect joint function. They tend to run in families. (My mom had them.)

If they're cyst-like: are they a different color than your normal skin? Painful or tender, etc.? (That info may narrow the possibilities.)

But if they're really bothering you, or if you have any other new & odd things going on, in your shoes, I'd consult my doctor. Hope you post again, bye for now, Vee

P.S. I forgot the most important thing! Have you been diagnosed with lupus or some "close cousin", or are currently being evaluated? Are you helthy overall & current on annual tests? i.e., in addition to how your bumps look & feel, overall context counts, too! I'm sorry my earlier comments were half-baked. Take good care.

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Old 01-06-2013, 11:51 AM   #3
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Re: knuckle bumps

Hello, yes I am very familiar with the nodules they come and go sometimes more than one on a finger/knuckle. They are not painful for me but bothersome questioned my doctor about it and he said that it's just one of the things that Lupus does (I hear that often).

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