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Hello all. I discovered a nodule on my left index finger this past summer and the rheumatologist said it was arthritis. Recently, about five more have popped out and they all hurt. Has anyone an opinion on this. Is it arthritis and can they come out this quickly? My hands are really hurting lately. I appreciate your help. Warm hugs, Ann

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Hi Ann,


As I read your message, I was wondering if these nodules are on the joints of your fingers?


If so, I have those also. I experienced painful changes in my right hand and later...in my left hand.

I STILL have periods of pain, with more changes, but these are much more short-lived.

I'm also having the same...in my feet...several years after my hand pain first began.


If the nodules aren't in the joints...then, someone else will hopefully help field your question!




Special Hugs,


Susie Kraft

ISN Support Specialist

ISN Chat Host

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Hi Ann,


Sorry your hands are hurting. Have the same question as Susie. I have osteo arthritis in my top finger joints on 2 fingers but they do not cause pain yet. Had a few calcium nodules which turned into ulcers that hurt, they were near joints. Have also had other types of nodules grow which were painful at times. Those were biopsied and showed non sclero and non athritic problem. An x-ray might help you find an answer too.


Hope you find out soon what is going on so you can get some relief.


With gentle thoughts,



A happy heart is good medicine.

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