If you remember the old TV show House, you know that there are a lot of terrifying, obscure diseases floating around out there. The only good thing about them is that they’re pretty rare.
But sometimes, you’re the unlucky person who happens to catch one. That’s something Redditor gullibletrout and his wife learned the hard way back in 2010.
They can be caused by irritation, physical trauma, or hormonal imbalances. This woman’s case was likely caused by a switch in birth control pills. The good news is that they’re harmless, but in some cases, they have been known to grow back.
Even though they turned out to be nothing, can you imagine how scared she must have been when these things started taking over her hand? It’s amazing (and completely unsettling) to think about what our bodies are capable of.