I just went to the doctor yesterday for a lump like the one you are describing. Mine is on the thumb. He said its a synovial cyst, that the synovial fluid is inflammed. He tried to extract the fluid and put in cortisone... but it hurt so much I had him stop with the needle. He said it's not a rheumatoid nodule (I thought it may be one), and that if it's not too discomforting, I can let it go and it may go down on its own. The pain of the needle was worse than I could tolerate.. so I'm going to let it do its thing... for now!
Is it painful? Good luck with the lump!
vicki, do you remember the disc. of the funny lumps in my wrist? Do you suppose that's the same thing??? Maybe that's half of why my wrist hurt so much more than anything else?Hi,
I've had these soft "lumps" on both wrists at different times and my DR
treated both with cortisone. He says they are indicative of inflamed tendons
and are not a growth or nodule. They went away within three days and I've
had no problems since. Wish other conditions were this easy to fix!