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    Hi all,

    Do you have a "Nerd-Bump" (as the people at my high school called it). You get them from holding your pen too hard and writing a lot.

    (Not my finger)

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    Just read that it's actually called a "Writer's Callus"

    "A writer's callus, or writer's bump, is a thick lump of dead skin that forms on the fingers to protect the sensitive skin underneath from the pressure and friction of the pen or pencil rubbing against the skin."
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    no, my friend has loads though. she gets them from those 12 hours intensive gcse revision 2 years ago :afraid:
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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    no, my friend has loads though. she gets them from those 12 hours intensive gcse revision 2 years ago :afraid:
    I have one from all the revision I did for GCSE Biology
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    That looks very much like a ganglion cyst - if you have one, you should have it drained.
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    (Original post by ByronicHero)
    That looks very much like a ganglion cyst - if you have one, you should have it drained.
    Don't worry it's not, it's called a Writer's Callus
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    To those that have one and want to get rid of it, read this:

    http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-a-Writer's-Callus
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    (Original post by AshEntropy)
    I have one from all the revision I did for GCSE Biology
    biology was excruciating, but lucky me for revising by reading and not writing :hoppy:
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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    biology was excruciating, but lucky me for revising by reading and not writing :hoppy:
    I wish I could learn from just reading, I have to copy out the text book onto a piece of paper and then I learn it
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    I one tht only goes bumpy and red when I write a lot otherwise I looks normally and it's on the joint of my finger so it looks normal 🙊
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    (Original post by Reachin4TheStars)
    I one tht only goes bumpy and red when I write a lot otherwise I looks normally and it's on the joint of my finger so it looks normal 🙊
    Don't worry it shouldn't get infected unless you rip off the skin and leave it
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    (Original post by AshEntropy)
    I wish I could learn from just reading, I have to copy out the text book onto a piece of paper and then I learn it
    how do you learn it? i mean i do have to write it out at least once, but afterwards i can't be asked and just read it. but my friend though...she writes it out over and over, i sob for the rain forests each week she buys the 400 page refill pads
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    (Original post by AshEntropy)
    Don't worry it shouldn't get infected unless you rip off the skin and leave it
    Oh okay do t worry I ain't about to rip it anytime 😂😂😂
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    The joys of not doing essay intensive A-Levels...

    Except psychology but I typed all my notes anyway
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    uhh i have a tiny bit of red on that area but not to that extent ew
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    I do on the finger next to my little finger on my right hand. All from holding my pen like a weirdo
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    (Original post by UWS)
    The joys of not doing essay intensive A-Levels...

    Except psychology but I typed all my notes anyway
    Hahaha yeah it can be painful

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    uhh i have a tiny bit of red on that area but not to that extent ew
    It starts out as a red area, if you carry on it will turn into a Callus and you can be one of us!

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    I do on the finger next to my little finger on my right hand. All from holding my pen like a weirdo
    Hahahha mine is on my middle finger
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    another related syndrome is TSR Carpus; a disproportionate development of the distal region of the dominant forearm.
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    (Original post by AshEntropy)
    Hahaha yeah it can be painful
    it hurts you? i have a "nerd bump" (never heard anyone call it that before) its just a hard lump of skin... i can't feel anything.
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    Guitar players will have them on their finger tips but only slightly!
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    (Original post by smartguy32)
    it hurts you? i have a "nerd bump" (never heard anyone call it that before) its just a hard lump of skin... i can't feel anything.
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    Guitar players will have them on their finger tips but only slightly!

    It hurts if I accidentally rip off the top layer of skin, but the rest of the time it doesn't
 
 
 
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