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painless lump on upper back

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
Needs evaluation: A lump the size of an egg needs evaluation even if it is painless. See your doctor for an exam and possible biopsy.

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
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.
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
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
32 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: Most lumps in back are sebaceous cysts or lipomas. If a lesion there were malignant it would drain to axilla and not neck. The lump should be examine ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Needs to be checked: I suggest you have it checked by your family doctor.It may be an infection like an abscess or a tumor causin swelling and pain and it is getting worse ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Exam needed: It's best to have a physician examine the tender lump as well as your eye. Insect bites can develop secondary bacterial infection or cause allergic re ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
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 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Haley
23 years experience Dermatology
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
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A member asked:
Dr. Arold Augustin
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Absce: You might have develop a small cyst or abscess. Stop squeezing, apply warm compresses, and see a healthcare provider.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
19 years experience Dermatology
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

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