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i have a lump in my back what could it be

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
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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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azita Madjidi
29 years experience Plastic Surgery
See a doctor: A physician needs to evaluate you. Your options are your primary care physician, dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
32 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
A few possibilities.: A lump in the jaw can be an infection, a swollen lymph node, normal anatomy you just noticed, cysts, tumors and so on. This is not something i recomme ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Rule out tumor: Hard painless lump on testis could be a tumor, tiny lump could be a scrotal pearly which would be end result of a twisted calcified appendix testis (b ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elyas Parsa
11 years experience Family Medicine
See your PCP: There are many different causes. Some are concerning and need immediate attention, others will resolve on their own. Most of the time if it is not as ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Several things: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Infected node ?: We all have lymph nodes in the armpits. These can get infected. Nodes that swell can mean various things so seeing a physican is useful..They will che ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. Jay Staub
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Nabothian Cyst: It's likely a nabothian cyst, which is a common occurrence on the cervix. But you should see your gyn for an exam to have a proper diagnosis made.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Cyst or abscess: You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. You could have several types of lesions -cyst, abscess, painful tumor.
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A female asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Variable: Muscle strain to fracture. Need more info...
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
MANY POSSIBILITIES: Some simple, some dangerous. Please see your doctor.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Mastalgia: Causes of breast pain can include cysts, prior surgery, trauma, medications (oral contraceptives, infertility tx, SSRI's), large breast size, premenst ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Fogel
Dr. Guy Fogel answered
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly: More likely without significant trauma that you have a tendinitis or enthesopathy of a ligament attachment.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Jan
Dr. M. Jan answered
65 years experience Family Medicine
Enlarged Gland: If you had sore throat, then this is an enlarged gland. Take Amoxil (amoxicillin) 500mg, one capsule 4 times a day for 10 days. If it does not go away ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phil Chen
Dr. Phil Chen answered
25 years experience Family Medicine
See a doctor: It could be a tumor, cyst or lymph node reaction to infection or something else. You need to see a doctor to get a exam and find out the cause.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
32 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
See a dentist.: Your question is too general and there are so many things it could be that i strongly recommend you see a dentist immediately for an exam and proper d ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Many possibilities.: All scalps have a few lumps and dips, which are normal - but the lumps could be pilar cysts (which are not dangerous), or they could be one of several ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
23 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
It could be: Any swelling is a concern. Since you said that you also have "horrible teeth" you should definitely start with a visit to your dentist to rule out a ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Lymph node: A tender swollen area in the groin could be an enlarged lymph node which is your body's immune system fighting off an infection or it could be a soft ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Depending on: Where the bump is - it could be food or debris caught in the gum space. It could even be an abscess. Or it could be something far more benign.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
Need evaluation: The lump needs to be evaluated as a possible sourse for your pain.

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