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4 Potential 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.

    Indefinite

    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.

    Resolves with treatment

    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."

    Indefinite

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    atypical hand bump features, growing hand bump, black-colored skin changes, marble sized hand lump, brown-colored skin changes
    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.

    Resolves with treatment

    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.What color is the bump?
  • Q.Do you feel pain when you touch the bump?
  • Q.Is the bump caused by thickened skin?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?

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Hard Hand Lump Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced hard hand lump have also experienced:

    • 10% Hand Tingling
    • 7% Hand Swelling
    • 7% Finger Pain
  • People who have experienced hard hand lump had symptoms persist for:

    • 32% Over a Month
    • 29% Less Than a Week
    • 19% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced hard hand lump were most often matched with:

    • 43% Skin Cyst
    • 28% Basal Cell Carcinoma
    • 12% Melanoma
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

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