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Lumps growing fast.
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05/25/04 02:21
Carol Pedlock

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05/25/04 02:21
Carol Pedlock

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Lumps growing fast.

I was diagnosed with DC about a 1 1/2 years ago. I have it in both hands but the right hand is not as bad as the left and also in my left foot. The lumps in my left hand go from the pinky to the index finger and lately has caused me a lot of pain. I have noticed my ring finger and pinky finger are starting to bend, but it is not that bad yet. I had carpel tunnel surgery in both hands about 5 months before these came. Could this have happened because of that surgery.
Someone please help.

05/25/04 02:30
Patty

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05/25/04 02:30
Patty

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DC

It is my understanding that this disease is gentic. It is in your DNA. However, I am a beliver that sooner or later you will get it, but I happen to believe other tramas can get it started. Just my belife. I had 3 trigger finger operations, and I let the last one go too long. After that surgery, I noticed the cord in my hand . That cord was there for months before I finally got surgery, but it was going towords the same finger as the trigger finger. The trigger finger tendon is deeper in the hand than the DC cord. They are not related, but, I think the trama brought it on. I am sure, at some point, I would have gotten this anyway, as it is in the dna.
Patty

05/25/04 02:59
Kristen 
05/25/04 02:59
Kristen 
DC triggered by surgery??

If you take some time and read through the extensive postings on this forum, you'll find any number of people who feel that hand/wrist surgery had triggered their DC. The theory is that you were genetically predisposed to have DC, but the surgery caused your hand to go into a "healing" state. Read the posts and I promise you'll find any number of people in the same boat, although I'm not one of them. Good luck. Kristen

05/26/04 02:59
Randy H.

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05/26/04 02:59
Randy H.

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needle aponeurotomy

Surgery is not the only trauma that can trigger a pre disposition for Dups. As a semipro musician I switched from drums to congas. I really had to pound those things hard to be heard over the band. My hands would ache, and my nails would cut into other fingers do to the impact. The left hand was the most effected, as that is my normal snare hand. As an experienced drummer I naturally transferred most of the accents to that hand on the congas. After six months I first noticed the bending in my left pinkie. Six months later I had surgery. That's rapid growth. My right hand is following suit, however much more slowly. Having found this site post-op, I sleep better knowing about NA should my right continue to go South. I wish I'd looked harder on the web *before* my surgery and learned about NA. Instead, I was misinformed by the standard medical sites that listed surgery as my only option. We're working on the new web site that will make the knowledge of the options immediately apparent to anyone who searches on 'Dupuytren'. More to come.

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