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#1 KayTee

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 10:31 AM

Hello everyone:
Has anyone any experience with cysts on fingers?
I have one on my index finger, first joint, that is pretty big. Right where the arthritis bumps are of course.
My doctor gave me a sulfa cream and a splint, but I'm just wondering if they do go away?
The doctor said surgery to remove the bone spur if it doesn't get better....
Not what I wanted to hear. I was believing in a magic pill of course.
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#2 Jeannie McClelland

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 12:40 PM

Hi Kay Tee,

Are you talking about calcinosis? We have a lot of members who have them, so hopefully someone will chime in. Of course, you can always search both the Forums and the Main ISN site to find many personal stories.

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#3 KayTee

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 11:28 AM

Thanks Jeannie. I've been told it's a cyst although I just had an Xray to check.
One doctor said a calcinosis, another said a cyst and the 3rd said an ulcer.
But it's being treated as a cyst.
I looked at the picture on the site and I think it looks more like an ulcer.
Thanks again.
Kay Tee

#4 Catty

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 05:19 AM

Why did he prescribe you Sulfa Cream? Did he say? I have never heard of it before....how is it suppose to help you?
Has it helped you? Is it for pain? A lot of questions...I know...:) The reason I am asking is because I have Calcium deposits...many many of them.
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Posted 31 January 2010 - 08:17 AM

Hi Kaytee, I had one on the last joint of my middle finger. It got quite big and sore. I accidentally whacked it one day and it went down so I'm thinking mine was a cyst as well. I have many nobbies on my last joints from osteoarthritis.

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#6 KayTee

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 10:29 AM

Hi Shirley:
It seems to be inflamed and is so sore that nothing can touch it. Even a slight brush against an object hurts.
I think the combination of the splint for immobility and cream is working. It looks less red.
The sulfa cream is an antibiotic topical.
I don't think there is a calcinosis. I picked up the Xray and to my totally untrained eyes didn't see anything.
And the osteoarthritis is exactly the cause. Too much pressure and not enough circulation.
Thanks.
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Posted 01 February 2010 - 12:40 PM

Thank you for getting back with me...
yours sounds like an ulcer to me. Pain is not the word for it with an ulcer.
That cream sounds like it was a prescription..I am glad that it is helping you some.
I never had that prescribed for me as many ulcers as I have had so that is why I wondered about it....
Get to feeling better now...
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Shirley