A 16-year-old female asked:
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i tore a muscle in my shoulder now i have this painful red bump on my shoulder blade. should i pop it myself or go to the doctors?

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Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience Family Medicine
Go to DRs: until seen, use warm, moist packs to the area 3 times per day, about 15 min each time.
Answered on Nov 22, 2015
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