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Your Scabbed Hand Bump May Also be Known as:
Back of finger bump with dried blood
Back of finger bump with scab
Back of finger lump with scab
Back of hand bump with dried blood
Back of hand bump with scab
Back of hand lump with scab
Bump with scab on back of finger
Bump with scab on back of hand
Bump with scab on finger
Bump with scab on hand

Top 9 Scabbed Hand Bump Causes

  1. 1.Pimple

    Acne, also known as pimples, occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil & dead skin cells. Acne is extremely common and ranges from mild to severe.

    Though some cases of acne prompt patients to visit a dermatologist, most cases can be treated with proper hygiene and over-the-counter medications. Look for products containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    pink or red mass on hand, small hand lump, painful hand lump, marble sized hand lump
    Symptoms that always occur with pimple:
    pink or red mass on hand
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  2. 2.Skin Abscess

    A skin abscess is an infection of the deeper skin that's typically due to bacteria seen on the skin. Recently, infections are more frequently caused by Staph. Aureus (puts the "staph" in "staph infections").

    You should visit your primary care physician or an urgent care clinic today or tomorrow. Treatment of an abscess includes incision and drainage. It is likely you will be prescribed antibiotics as well. Surgery may be required to get rid of the whole abscess after inflammation has died down. Do not drain the abscess yourself.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    painful hand lump, pink or red mass on hand, marble sized hand lump, yellow or white hand bump, large hand lump
    Symptoms that never occur with skin abscess:
    fever
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Boil (Furuncle)

    Boils are infections of a hair follicle that creates a small pocket of inflammation full of pus. It's typically caused by a common bacteria called S. Aureus.

    Boils typically drain by themselves. You can help by putting a warm compress (be careful not to burn yourself). If things don't get better, go see a doctor who might drain it for you.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    pink or red mass on hand, small hand lump, painful hand lump, marble sized hand lump
    Symptoms that always occur with boil (furuncle):
    pink or red mass on hand
    Symptoms that never occur with boil (furuncle):
    fever
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  4. 4.Normal Case of Vaginal Discharge

    Vaginal discharge is a common issue many women experience and is likely nothing to worry about. Your vaginal discharge can change depending on your menstrual cycle. Recent initiation or a change in contraceptives can also cause a temporary change in discharge.

    You most likely have nothing to worry about. If the discharge becomes severe or you have other symptoms like itching or foul odor, you should speak with your primary care physician or OBGYN.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal discharge, mild vaginal discharge, white/gray vaginal discharge, clear vaginal discharge, severe vaginal discharge
    Symptoms that always occur with normal case of vaginal discharge:
    vaginal discharge
    Symptoms that never occur with normal case of vaginal discharge:
    vaginal itch or burning, painful urination, severe vaginal discharge, vaginal pain, abdominal pain (stomach ache), bleeding after sex, missed period
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch

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  5. 5.Normal Case of Spotting

    Spotting is vaginal bleeding that occurs between periods. Many women experience spotting between periods and it is often nothing to worry about. Oral contraceptives (the pill) can cause spotting as a side effect, especially if they have a low estrogen dose, someone started on them recently or does not take them on the same time everyday. Additionally, hormone supplements that only contain estrogen (often used in menopause) can cause spotting as well.

    You most likely have nothing to worry about. If you take the pill, try to take it at the same time every day. If the spotting becomes severe or is bothersome, you should speak with your primary care physician or OBGYN.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal bleeding or bloody discharge, bloody vaginal discharge, mild unexpected vaginal bleeding, vaginal bleeding, vaginal discharge
    Symptoms that always occur with normal case of spotting:
    vaginal bleeding or bloody discharge
    Symptoms that never occur with normal case of spotting:
    severe unexpected vaginal bleeding, vaginal pain, vaginal itch or burning, bleeding after sex, severe abdominal pain
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  6. 6.Severe Skin Abscess

    A skin abscess is an infection of the deeper skin that's typically due to bacteria seen on the skin. Recently, infections are more frequently caused by Staph. Aureus (puts the "staph" in "staph infections"). If the infection begins to spread, urgent treatment is required.

    You should head to the nearest ER by car since your infection seems like it might be spreading. It is likely that you will be prescribed antibiotics. Surgery may be required to get rid of the whole abscess after the inflammation has died down. Do not drain the abscess yourself.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, fever, pink or red mass on hand, painful hand lump, growing hand bump
    Symptoms that always occur with severe skin abscess:
    pink or red mass on hand
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  7. 7.Gonococcal Cervicitis

    Gonorrhea is a common STD and 350,000 cases occur each year in the United States. It is transmitted through unprotected sex.

    You should visit your primary care physician to get tested as soon as possible and discuss treatment options. Please make sure you have protected intercourse until you have been tested.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal discharge, vaginal bleeding, painful sex, yellow pus vaginal discharge, heavy menstrual flow
    Symptoms that never occur with gonococcal cervicitis:
    improving vaginal discharge
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  8. 8.Hemangioma (a Common, Benign Skin Change)

    A hemangioma is a birthmark that most often appears as a bright red, rubbery nodule of extra blood vessels in the skin. It is sometimes called a "strawberry mark," and it grows within the first year of life.

    You can leave the bump alone as it will go away on its own. A pediatrician can check it out on the next routine visit.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    growing hand bump, cherry red hand bump
    Symptoms that always occur with hemangioma (a common, benign skin change):
    cherry red hand bump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  9. 9.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

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Scabbed Hand Bump

  • Q.Compared to a marble, how big is this bump?
  • Q.How long have you had the bump?
  • Q.Do your symptoms appear to worsen due to a lack of sleep?
  • Q.What color is the bump?

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Scabbed Hand Bump Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced scabbed hand bump have also experienced:

    • 20% Bloody Vaginal Discharge
    • 20% Delayed Testicular Growth
    • 20% Vaginal Bleeding
  • People who have experienced scabbed hand bump had symptoms persist for:

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

    • 30% Pimple
    • 15% Skin Abscess
    • 15% Boil (Furuncle)
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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