Lumps on hands??


Hi guys,

since being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis I’ve noticed I get these red bumps/lumps dotted around my hands, they -are really sore to touch too.

has anyone had this before or gets it too?


  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,719

    It sounds like rheumatoid nodules. I have the odd one or two but mine aren't painful. Try reading here

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  • lindalegs
    lindalegs Member Posts: 5,393
    edited 10. Nov 2020, 10:46

    Hi @Aching_not_breaking

    You don't say whether your lumps/spots go away or stay? With rheumatoid you do tend to get nodules around joints. I have about 5 on my hands and a large one on my elbow. They can go away but more often stay. They can also become inflamed and sore. This tends to last a few days then there's a tiny speck of pus before they settle down again. This is what happens with mine anyway. I've had a couple surgically removed when they've been in a bad spot but after a few years they've grown back. If yours aren't like this it might be best to take a photo and seek advice from your GP just so you know what they are.

    Hope this helps.

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