I cut the inside of the lower section of my left ring finger about a month ago with a butter knife. Although the cut was deep the doctor was able to glue it up and fasten with butterfly tape.
After 10 days I took the dressing off and it looked to be healing well. However, I noticed shortly afterwards that I have developed a lump on top of the same finger (also on the lower section), not far from the site of injury. It is not particularly painful but it does ache sometimes and it's a bit difficult to bend.
I am most concerned as I am recently engaged and can't get my ring back on!
Can you tell me what this might be and if you think I should see the GP again?
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The lump that you describe could be the tissue swelling due to accumulation of the 'granulation tissue' that gets formed during healing process. It will take some time to get remodeled to the normal state. It is difficult to comment on the eact cause without examining it. You should however consider visiting your doctor/GP for a thorough evaluation to especially rule out chances of infection, accumulation of pus or tissue fluid pockets in the healing area (which might require to be drained to allow for better and faster healing). Treatment as appropriate would be started to help you. Do not attempt to wear the ring in that finger until the problem is resolved. You can alternatively wear it on the ring finger of the other hand for the time being if you wish.
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