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A 41-year-old male asked:

I have a lump between shoulder blades on spine,did not bother me at first but is painful,red and swelling now,what could it be....

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jonathan Shults
25 years experience
Cyst: Most common mass on the back is a sebaceous cyst. It's benign but will continue to grow if not removed
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Infected cyst: it sounds like it could be an infected sebaceous cyst. You need to see your doctor to get it examined to know for sure. Cysts can be present for years and never cause a problem. But they can become infected, become red, and painful.

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