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Glomus tumour. Oh the pain!

(6 Posts)
MuffyTheUmpireSlayer Mon 15-Aug-16 00:11:16

I have been having an issue with my finger for about ten years now. Any time something touches a specific part of the nail on my ring finger, I am overcome with a pain that I can't describe.
After many, many misdiagnoses, Dr Google diagnosed me with a glomus tumour, my GP referred me to a specialist and having waited almost a year to see said specialist, he concluded that it is indeed a glomus tumour and I will need to have it removed.
Only I'm going to have to wait about a year to have it taken out as I am currently pregnant and they will be reluctant to operate when I have a newborn. The pain is getting worse - it doesn't only happen when something touches it now, but also happens randomly and I can't find anything to make the pain go away!

Has anyone had a glomus tumour before? How did you manage the pain before having it removed? I know I've managed for ten years already but it has never been as bad as it has been recently sad

MuffyTheUmpireSlayer Tue 16-Aug-16 13:32:59

Bumping because it hurts so much right now! Anyone out there? sad

MuffyTheUmpireSlayer Sat 20-Aug-16 04:14:43

Bump bump bump!

I know no one is out there but writing this is better than laying in bed with only the pain (and DP's snoring) to keep me company.

I've been laying here for hours trying to work out how to stop this pain. I've tried pain killers, distracting myself, meditating, warming my hand up - nothing is helping!

I really want to chop my finger off right now, it would probably hurt less!

babyboomersrock Sat 20-Aug-16 13:34:25

I haven't heard of this OP but google suggests that it may be affected by temperature - is it possible that the extra heat of pregnancy could be making it worse? Have you tried doing the opposite and applying cold to it?

It sounds absolutely horrible and I am sorry you're going through this. Get back to the GP and tell her/him you can't sleep for the pain - it's hard enough to sleep in pregnancy without extra discomfort. Maybe they can suggest something.

Badgoushk Sat 20-Aug-16 13:37:08

I'm afraid I can't help but offer my sympathies xxx

MuffyTheUmpireSlayer Sat 20-Aug-16 14:00:51

Thank you both. I hadn't thought about the heat of pregnancy babyboomer, that does sound like a likely cause though! I'm too scared to try anything cold on it though. Even when I have to take something out of the freezer with my left hand I feel it tingling and that's usually only a few seconds.

I downloaded a meditation app after posting last night and did start to drift off to that (until the pain woke me again at about 5.30!) It definitely did help for a bit though, perhaps I can try and train myself to concentrate on things like that for longer periods of time.

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