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Painless lump on spine

A 67-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Need exam: We can not tell you what this is without an exam. It could be something serious or something benign. Please see a doctor for an exam soon.

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Time to check it: It may be a lipoma, but cannot id over internet for sure. Should get exam to confirm that it is not something concerning.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Most likely it is a : Simple cyst or possibly a non cancerous fatty tumor called a lipoma but see you doctor for an opinion and if it irritates you thry can be treated.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerhard Schoonbee
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Lumps on back.: A common cause of lumps on the back is Sebaceous cysts, caused by the blockage of the sebaceous glands in the skin. If they are inflamed they would be... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 24 years experience
Lump: Have it seen by a doc. Thats number one. It is probably an inclusion cyst from the skin, possibly a fatty tumor underneath the skin, called lipoma, bu... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Pospisil
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
SHOULD BE SEEN: IF YOU HAVE A PAINFUL MASS IT SHOULD BE EXAMINED BY A PHYSICIAN.
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Sounds like: pilonidal cyst. Show it to a surgeon. It is not possible to know for sure without physical examination. If it is a pilonidal cyst, it is not a seri... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Epidermal cyst: Epidermal cysts are benign, but they are a nuisance, because they periodically go through the cycle that you described. Eventually it will swell up an... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Lump: The most likely cause would be a lipoma which is benign, However, the fact that you have noticed more lumps warrants getting checked. Either way the l... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Lump: Hard to tell exactly what it is without seeing or feeling it, but if it is well circumscribed, mobile, chances are it is a sebacious cyst - a cyst ori... Read More
A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Hard lump: May be as simple as a cyst or it may be more complex. Please have the area evaluated by your General Physician, Urgent Care, or preferably a skin spec... Read More

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