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Your Hard Hand Lump May Also be Known as:
Firm bump in hand
Firm lump in hand
Firm mass in hand
Hard bump in hand
Hard lump in hand
Hard mass in hand
Solid bump in hand
Solid lump in hand
Solid mass in hand

Top 4 Hard Hand Lump Causes

  1. 1.Basal Cell Carcinoma

    Basal cell carcinoma is a slow-growing form of skin cancer. Skin cancer falls into two major groups: Non-melanoma and melanoma. Basal cell carcinoma is a type of non-melanoma skin cancer.

    You should visit your primary care physician, who will check your skin and look at the size, shape, color, and texture of any suspicious areas. From there, treatment will be determined, such as surgical excision, photodynamic therapy, or imiquimod cream.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    small hand lump, skin-colored hand bump, growing hand bump, painless hand lump, pink or red mass on hand
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Skin Cyst

    An epidermoid cyst is a closed sac under the skin filled with a cheese-like or oily material. It is caused by trauma or surgery.

    You do not need treatment for this condition because it is completely benign; however, if the lesion changes at all, a doctor should be consulted. If you would like it removed, a doctor can cut out the cyst.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    skin-colored hand bump, small hand lump, marble sized hand lump
    Symptoms that always occur with skin cyst:
    skin-colored hand bump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch

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  3. 3.Melanoma

    Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. Often the first sign of melanoma is a change in the size, shape, color, or feel of a mole. Most melanomas have a black or black-blue area. Melanoma may also appear as a new mole. It may be black, abnormal, or "ugly looking."

    You should visit your primary care physician. Surgery is the first treatment of all stages of melanoma. Other treatments include chemotherapy and radiation, biologic, and targeted therapies. Biologic therapy boosts your body's own ability to fight cancer. Targeted therapy uses substances that attack cancer cells without harming normal cells.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    atypical hand bump features, growing hand bump, black-colored skin changes, marble sized hand lump, shrinking hand bump
    Symptoms that always occur with melanoma:
    atypical hand bump features
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Lipoma

    A lipoma is a noncancerous growth of fatty tissue cells. A lipoma can develop in almost any organ of the body although they are most commonly found in the subcutaneous layer just below the skin.

    You do not need treatment for this condition because it is completely benign; however, if the lesion changes at all, a doctor should be consulted. If you would like it removed, a doctor can cut, freeze, or burn it off.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    skin-colored hand bump, small hand lump, marble sized hand lump
    Symptoms that always occur with lipoma:
    skin-colored hand bump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Hard Hand Lump

  • Q.How long have you had the bump?
  • Q.Compared to a marble, how big is this bump?
  • Q.Do you have a rash?
  • Q.Is there anything on the surface of the bump?

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Hard Hand Lump Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced hard hand lump had symptoms persist for:

    • 36% Over a Month
    • 29% Less Than a Week
    • 17% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced hard hand lump were most often matched with:

    • 50% Basal Cell Carcinoma
    • 33% Skin Cyst
    • 16% Melanoma

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