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A 19-year-old female asked:

I have this big pimple like bump on my back that hurts and is red it's located lateral from my spine but distal to my scapula .. what could it be?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
Cyst or carbuncle?: Could be a sebaceous cyst or a soft tissue abscess, carbuncle. Get it looked at!
Last updated Aug 4, 2016


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