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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 31 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
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 37 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azita Madjidi
Plastic Surgery 30 years experience
See a doctor: A physician needs to evaluate you. Your options are your primary care physician, dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 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
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 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
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Haley
Dermatology 23 years experience
Evaluate and remove: It sounds like a subtype of a lipoma with more fibrous tissue that tends to be more symptomatic for people and occurs in the upper back area. I would... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Several things: Sebaceous cyst, pimple, lipoma, dermal nevus and others. Need to have doctor see, ,feel the lump in order to give you proper answer. Sorry not more ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 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
A female asked:
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
Family Medicine 23 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
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 46 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
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shahid Rafique
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Probably ranula: Your description is consistent with a salivary Gland cyst. Consult an oral surgeon or ENT.

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