A 36-year-old female asked:
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i have a lump the size of a quarter under my ribcage on my back under the skin on thw right and it hurts alot. how did i get it and what is it?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
39 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 appear on the neck, shoulders, and back. Try to avoid skin products that are oily. I would also stay away from transfats and bad oils, which is good for overall health. See doc for diagnosis to be sure.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017

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