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Small, tender bump on palm

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Matthew O'Connell · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2017 · Points: 5

Ok, for about a month now, I have had a small bump (bee bee sized) on my left palm between where my pointer and ring fingers extend. It is tender to the touch and when gripping on large slopers, but no pain or soreness otherwise. I first noticed it after getting hang rings to train (which I stopped using immediately) but still have continued climbing at the gym 1x-2x per week and the bump has not increased in size of sensitivity.
Anyone have something similar to his happen or know what may be the issue?

bump on palm
FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 275

Rob Warden...Space Lizard · · Between Zion, Vegas, LA, an… · Joined Dec 2011 · Points: 115

Duprin's syndrome. How old are you? where globally is your family from?

i have two large bumps. doesn't stop me from climbing extra friction on slopers ;)

BrianWS · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2010 · Points: 790

Probably an ingrown hair. Stop, or you'll go blind, too.

Jokes about self-abuse aside, I developed in as well years ago. Never caused any issues, but as with anything medical related, get it checked out if in any doubt whatsoever.

JK- Branin · · Southern New Hampshire · Joined Nov 2012 · Points: 58
Jplotz · · Wenatchee, WA · Joined Sep 2011 · Points: 1,060

Congratulations, you just may be a Viking:

Dupuytren’s disease (DD) is an ancient affliction of unknown origin. It is defined by Dorland as shortening, thickening, and fibrosis of the palmar fascia producing a flexion deformity of a finger. Tradition has it that the disease originated with the Vikings, Text

Hasn't bothered me in the 7 years I've had it.

Mikael Jarmland · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 0

Looks like ganglion to me.

BrianWS · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2010 · Points: 790

Ah, a cancer/Webmd joke. Hilarious.

In all seriousness, more reason to get it checked out - as unlikely as it is that it's more than Viking heritage or a ganglion cyst.

Wish I had done the same for some other seemingly benign symptoms a few years back. You can do the math on that one.

Matthew O'Connell · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2017 · Points: 5

Wow... great info and ideas (and humor!!). I will check it out. all irish heritage but i am 45 so there could be some viking dna floating me blood but will look into the potential ganglion cyst and other growths as well. thanks all!

philip bone · · sonora · Joined Dec 2011 · Points: 0

it's from dogging on perma draws

hikingdrew · · Los Angeles, CA · Joined Jul 2013 · Points: 25
Jarmland wrote:Looks like ganglion to me.
I'd vote for ganglion cyst...
r m · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2015 · Points: 0

I developed a similar lump in palm about an inch down from ring finger, bit between pinky and ring, about 6-12 months ago.

Pretty sure mines just a harmless lumping of the tendon anchored to pinky. It's been no more than a curiosity for me.

Alex Rogers · · Sydney, Australia · Joined Sep 2010 · Points: 40
My hand showing beginning of Dupuytrens

Looks like Duputrens, but as someone pointed out, this is almost inevitably on the little or ring fingers (and associated hand tendons), not the index/middle fingers - so is more likely to be a ganglion. Your doctor will tell you more reliably than the interwebs...

PS: if it is a ganglion, give it a good whack with your family bible. I'm not sure that works, but it is too good an old wives tale not to try.
Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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