This case illustrates that subacute thyroiditis de Quervain may present as a solitary, painless nodule with suppressed thyrotropin and should therefore be considered in the differential diagnosis of such lesions.
De Quervain's Tenosynovitis - Topic Overview, de Quervain's Tenosynovitis Guide, what is de Quervain's tenosynovitis? De Quervain's (say "duh-kair-vanz tenosynovitis, also called De Quervain's, is a problem that makes the bottom of your thumb and the side of your wrist hurt.
Both of these problems affect the same area of the hand and wrist as de Quervain's.
If you don't get treatment, the pain can spread up your forearm or down into your thumb. How is de Quervain's diagnosed? Your doctor will check for swelling, tenderness, or numbness around the base of the thumb. Common activities that need your wrist and thumb can cause the problem. Some activities that might cause de Quervain's are: Wringing out wet clothes. Hammering. Skiing. Knitting. Lifting heavy objects such as a jug of milk, taking a frying pan off of the stove, or lifting a baby out of a crib.