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golf ball sized lump on back

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Prominent vertebrae: In that location it would most likely be the dorsal or back extension of a spinal vertebrae. These can be quite noticeable in some kids depending on h ... Read More

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Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Blocked gland?: A sebaceous cyst is a collection of oily fluid that occurs when an oil gland is blocked. Some folks are more prone to them than other and they often ... Read More
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Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean answered
42 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Probably not: Most likely, it's probably a "lipoma"--a piece of encapsulated fat. If it's not cosmetically bothering you, and it doesn't hurt, no treatment is nece ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shivinder Deol
45 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Possible abscess: Could be cyst but if painful maybe abscess. See your doctor.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Suspect: Suspect pilonidal cyst needs eyes on by physician.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Sounds like a cyst: If it bothers you or if it causes pain or discomfort see your doctor for exam and removal
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A female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Swelling: Could be many things including a sebaceous cyst or a fatty tumor. Have it checked or sen us a picture. An ultrasound may be helpful in making the diag ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Sounds: like a large sebaceous cyst ! Hands on Exam should be your next step...and NOT TO WORRY! Chances are near 100% it's a BENIGN situation! Hope this i ... Read More
A 11-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
9 years experience Pediatrics
Needs evaluation: there are more questions which would need to be answered as well as an in-person evaluation to make a diagnosis. Definitely make an appointment with y ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Epidermoid cyst: Epidermoid cysts usually don't cause problems unless they get very large or the cyst wall ruptures, exposing the inside keratin to the surrounding tis ... Read More

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