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*** ~ had this problem for 3+ years // Diagnosis of a flesh-colo

==Main characteristics==
~flesh-colored,
~medium-sized
~solid

just a lump on near the top-side of my finger below the nail
possibly due to friction. I've had it for over 2 years about.

==Not==

not itchy, not hurtful, not fluid-filled, not a disease (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dupuytren's_ contracture ), non-cancerous, not a ganglion, not a type of arthritis, not anything

any of these
http://www.webmd.com/hw-popup/warts
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/ar ticle/003279.htm
http://symptoms.rightdiagnosis.com/cosympt oms/finger-lump.htm

I thought it may be http://www.rightdiagnosis.com/k/keratoacan thoma/symptoms.htm since that's the only one that's Flesh-colored, but the second symptons includes Scarring, which is a non-factor. Not http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keratoacantho ma http://www.skinsight.com/adult/keratoacant homa.htm

just a lump on near the top-side of my finger below the nail
possibly due to friction.

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replied June 10th, 2012
1 whole month!! -- need help!!
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replied October 14th, 2012
anybody!?!??!
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replied October 14th, 2012
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fingerproblem,

Sorry that you have not received any replies, but, without an examination of the lesion, it is not really possible to tell you exactly what is going on.

The most common flesh colored lesions on the fingers are warts. But, calluses and corns can also occur. After that, you start getting into the whole list of dermatological lesions.

It’s unlikely to be a keratoacanthoma, since it has been there for two years. These lesions usually grow rapidly, lose their blood supply, necrose, and slough off, often leaving a flat scar behind.

Warts, however, can be present to years and years, never really changing in size. And, these are one of the most common skin lesions on the hands. They are caused by viruses and are easily transmitted between persons.

Molluscum contagiosum is another viral lesion, which can be raised and flesh colored. But, they usually have a central dimple in them.

Then you have the different type of skin cancer. However, these usually will not hang around for two years, basically unchanged. So, these are low on the differential diagnosis list.

You state that you think this has arisen from friction to the area, so it could be that it is a simple callus formation. These are extremely common around the hand.

But, there is just no way of telling what this is, without a proper evaluation.


If this lesion bothers you significantly, see a dermatologist for a proper examination/evaluation and possible treatment.

Good luck.
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