A 19-year-old female asked:
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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?

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Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Sebaceous cyst: See primary care forc eval and possible drainage.
Answered on Jun 24, 2016
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
34 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Cyst or carbuncle?: Could be a sebaceous cyst or a soft tissue abscess, carbuncle. Get it looked at!
Answered on Aug 4, 2016

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