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lump on dc's hand?

(6 Posts)
annady Sat 22-Aug-09 17:04:03

i've just found a lump on the top of dc's hand (age 2). feels quite hard, haven't noticed it before, and won't be able to get a doc's appointment til monday now... am really worried.
any thoughts on what it could be?
a x

BrigitBigKnickers Sat 22-Aug-09 17:13:11

Does it move slightly when you touch it? If so it might be a ganglion. It's a sort of fluid filled cyst- totally harmless. The most common way doctors used to treat these was by hitting it with a big book which is why they are sometimes called "Bible cysts"!

Look here for some more info.

annady Sat 22-Aug-09 17:21:14

it does feel like it moves slightly i think, although it's really hard. my dad and brother both have ganglions though so maybe it could be that?
thanks so much for responding anyway - anything that keeps me vaguely sane til we can see the doctor on monday is hugely appreciated!
will look at that link, thank you again
a x

BrigitBigKnickers Sat 22-Aug-09 17:27:47

Ganglions do feel really hard I had them when I was younger. Try not to worry- it sounds like that might be what it is.

They rarely need treatment unless unsightly or causing pain.

BrigitBigKnickers Mon 24-Aug-09 12:07:40

Did you take him to see the GP Annady?

annady Mon 24-Aug-09 13:04:48

thanks for thinking of us. we went to doc's first thing. he says it's not a ganglion, but that he doesn't really know what it is! wants to have a look again in a month, said something about possible calcification or something, didn't seem particularly concerned because 'it moves a bit' - i guess this must be a good sign but needless to say i'm still really worried...
just have to wait and see i guess.
thanks again for your messages.
a x

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