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I have a lump in my back what could it be

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Many possibilities: A "lump in my back" can be due to a number of things including a lipoma (fatty mass), sebaceous cyst, lymphoma, tumor (muscle, skin, or other tumor), ... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Remove new lumps: New lumps on the back may be surface growths or dermal (under the epidermis of the skin but above the fat) such as cysts, keratoses, moles , fatty gro... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 51 years experience
Possible lipomas: If those lumps in the lower back are movable, does not heart you, are not getting bigger fast ? Most likely they are lipoma, which a fatty begin in ty... Read More
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Usually: Yes, they are likely normal. The joint between the sacrum and your pelvis is known as the SI joint and it is located "on either side of the bottom of... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, i would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
Umbilical hernia: What you are describing is an umbilical hernia. If small and w/o symptoms, these may be rx'd conservatively. Otherwise, simple outpatient surgery can ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Explanation : The first episode of lump under armpit , that going away by itself, may caused by intensive shavings, what may happen. Increasing in size with cold is... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 48 years experience
Lipoma or cyst: In that area of the back its no uncommon to have small benign lumps of subcutaneous tissue. It most likely not related to you sciatica. See your he... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shahid Rafique
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Probably ranula: Your description is consistent with a salivary Gland cyst. Consult an oral surgeon or ENT.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
27 years experience
Very low back pain: May have a pilonidal cyst which may need drainage. Go see your PCP to have this checked. The drainage may be uncomfortable, but after it is done, yo... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vineeta Gahlawat
General Surgery 15 years experience
This feeling is called “globus” sensation and could be caused in multiple problems ranging from infection like oral thrush, reflux, diverticulum, tum... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Need to examine: The "lump" that has is almost gone is not cancer. The issue with your throat is also unlikely to be cancer. It the sensation persists beyond two weeks... Read More
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