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Painless lump on upper back

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
See your doctor: You should have your lesion evaluated in person by your doctor, so he/she can take a biopsy (or remove it completely) if needed.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
You're concerned: If you're concerned about something on your body and don't know what it can be, please see your doctor who can examine you. Your specific question co... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marlene Wust-smith
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Trigger point?: Could be a lymph node, an area of muscle fibers that contracted and formed a small mass (overuse or after trauma) and/or may represent a "knot" or tri... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
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
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 20 years experience
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a prope... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Cyst: It is possible that you have a sebaceous cyst with infection. There are other possibilities of course but it cannot be accurately determined without a... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Hard mass with pain: Please see your primary care physician for exam and imaging if indicated. Severe pain is not to be ignored. I am sure you have been worried about thin... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Sorry: but you MUST consult your baby's PEDIATRICIAN ASAP or go to the Walk In Unit of a good General Hospital or preferably Children's hospital! Good luck... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
2 options: Two things come to mind. The most likely is small cysts that are becoming irritated or infected. The other possibility is lymph nodes that are swell... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Lymph node?: It sounds like an enlarged lymph node. The soft tender spot is probably what the lymph node is associated with. If it gets worse instead of better... Read More
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