Wrist Lump Symptoms, Causes & Statistics

Understand your wrist lump symptoms with Buoy, including 2 causes and common questions concerning your wrist lump.

  1. 2 Possible Wrist Lump Causes
  2. Real-Life Stories
  3. Statistics
  4. Related Articles

2 Possible Wrist Lump Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced wrist lump. This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.

Skin cyst

A cyst is a small sac or lump, filled with fluid, air, fat, or other material, that begins to grow somewhere in the body for no apparent reason. A skin cyst is one that forms just beneath the skin.

It's believed that skin cysts form around trapped keratin cells – the cells that form the relatively tough outer layer of the skin.

These cysts are not contagious.

Anyone can get a skin cyst, but they are most common in those who are over age 18, have acne, or have injured the skin.

Symptoms include the appearance of a small, rounded lump under the skin. Cysts are normally painless unless infected, when they will be reddened and sore and contain pus.

Diagnosis is made through physical examination. A small cyst can be left alone, though if it is unsightly or large enough to interfere with movement it can be removed in a simple procedure done in a doctor's office. An infected cyst must be treated so that the infection does not spread.

Rarity: Common

Top Symptoms: skin-colored armpit bump, marble sized armpit lump, small armpit lump

Symptoms that always occur with skin cyst: skin-colored armpit bump

Urgency: Wait and watch

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Osteoid osteoma

Osteoid osteoma is a noncancerous bone tumor. It is most commonly found in the femur (thighbone) close to where it inserts into the hip bone. These tumors are also found in the tibia (shinbone) and the spine. Osteoid osteoma is not considered a cancerous tumor as it is very unlikely to sprea...

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Real-life Stories

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Wrist Lump Symptom Checker Statistics

People who have experienced wrist lump have also experienced:

  • 18% Wrist Pain
  • 5% Moderate Wrist Pain
  • 4% Hand Tingling

People who have experienced wrist lump were most often matched with:

  • 100% Osteoid Osteoma

People who have experienced wrist lump had symptoms persist for:

  • 44% Over a month
  • 23% Less than a week
  • 15% Less than a day

Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from Buoy Assistant (a.k.a. the quiz).

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