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Bump On Shoulder Blade
Sebaceous cyst: Sebaceous cysts are very common problems. The occur when skin glands get obstructed and sebum builds up. They may get infected leading to redness pain and increasing size. You should see your doctor to have the cyst removed. Until then warm compresses and oral analgesics like acetaminophen and ibuprofen can help decrease the pain. ...Read more
Depends on history -:
Whether there is an injury to the shoulder blade area or not; in which it could be a fracture or a pulled/torn muscle. Rarely a tumor of the bone or muscle, blood vessel or nerves, or a ganglion cyst, can present a
swelling (a bump).
See your doctor to be properly diagnosed. ...Read more
I have a cluster of pinish whit bumps on my shoulder blade just outside my under arm, they don't hurt or itch unless I touch them then they itch abit?
Rashes can come from: Almost anything even the heat. They are impossible to diagnose without seeing they. You will have to see the doc to find out what they are. Sorry we can not see them. ...Read more
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?
Go to DRs: Until seen, use warm, moist packs to the area 3 times per day, about 15 min each time. ...Read more
I have a goose egg/ large bump between my shoulder blades on back. I didn't hit it and it's not sore, sometimes sensitive. Should I see dr. What kind?
Lipoma?: You may have a lipoma, a benign fatty tumor. These rarely require any treatment. Have your family doctor look at this bump before you do anything else. ...Read more
I have pea to penny size recurring bumps on my back, shoulder blade, bicep forearm, upper calf and outer thigh areas for a yr now. Please help?
Dermatologist: Are these bumps itchy? Do they resolve in a day only to appear elsewhere? If so they sound like hives which are usually an allergic reaction to something internal or external or even to stress and temperature changes. Insect bites are less likely. A dermatologist is best qualified to evaluate, diagnose and treat you. ...Read more
I have a rash with red little bumps that appear on my shoulder blade about two ago. I don't know what it is or if I should go tgo the hospotal.?
Try OTC ointment: A new rash in that area could be from a number of things. I would start with cleansing the area and applying an otc ointment such as hydrocortisone. If you're having more serious symptoms, that would be a more appropriate indication to go to the emergency room. If it's not that serious and doesn't respond otc ointment, we might try a local urgent care. Best wishes. ...Read more
Hard non-moveable bump on spine b/t shoulder blades. More painful as day goes on- pressing in nerve? Vertebrae is sticking out? Dr can't see for weeks
Need a bit more info: Lump on the spinous process would not involve nerve. Injury could cause a crushed vertebra and a "hump".TB is rare in the US but that could be a problem, Bone tumors are rare there. A sweat gland (seborrheic) cyst is more common and can be fairly fixed. In any case, a few days-even a week or two-delay should not change your prognosis. No doc for weeks sounds like poor care. See a nurse. ...Read more
A year ago I fell and hurt my left shoulder blade and since then I have this tiny unseen bump on my shoulder what is it?
Be a calcified sub-periosteal hematoma (bone bruise) A simple x ray will confirm!
Ask your PCP (Primary Care Provider)
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
My daughter 19yrs old just noticed a moveable painless bump on her back. On spine area below shoulder blade level?
Not sure: Could be a cyst or lipoma. Medical assessment should provide diagnosis. ...Read more
I recently dislocated my shoulder and it was put back in place but I've noticed a weird bump (seems like a bone) on my back in my shoulder blade?
Hard to say: It is possible in the same injury in which you dislocated your shoulder, you also fractured your scapula. I would certainly let your orthopedic surgeon know. ...Read more
Sun-related problem: Moles are often aggravated by sun exposure. Most folks exposed to excessive sun have more moles on their back. So it should be carefully examined by a dermatologist periodically. Use lots of sunscreen when you go out in the sun and avoid mid day sun in order to minimize further aggravation of the small moles on your skin so that they do not grow wild due to further sun damage. ...Read more
Underneath right shoulder blade and around it have like burning sensation or it is raw but no bumps or open cuts in area, injuries or bruising.?
Very intense pulling burning pain down my right shoulder blade. Tender on touch. Also, there is pimple like bump which also hurts. What is it? Causes?
You may be developing shingles. After you get chickenpox, the virus remains inactive (becomes dormant) in certain nerves in the body. Shingles occurs after the virus becomes active again in these nerves years later.
The reason the virus suddenly becomes active again is not clear. Often only one attack occurs.
Treatment is with valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more
Got this pimple bump like thing on the back of my neck and 4 weeks ago got bad sunburn blisters on neck sholders and scalp. Is it cancer bump?
Get a medical examin: If this bump is growing in size, then you need to get it checked soon. Your doctor can guide you as to its nature (? Benign or malignant) and also remove it if it does not go away on its own which many of the benign conditions do in a matter of 1-2 months. Good luck. ...Read more
Swollen bump the size of a marble between the right spine of scapula and the clavicle, not tender and is kinda hard? Is it cancer? What is it pls help
Let me try to help: There is no way for me to till is not cancerous, but most likely not. Observe it for while and see the size and check it with family Doctor. ...Read more
Have a small freely moving bump under the skin on the back of both shoulder blades, are there lymph nodes there & where would they drain from?
No: Could be lipomas also- if they bother you, see a dermatologist or orthopedic doc- lymph nodes are not common by the shoulder blades but lipoma are ...Read more
I have some very small hardly noticeable bumps on my chest and back (between my shoulder blades). I was in a hot tub a few days ago, but it was properly maintained and my rash looks nothing like the pictures of hot tub folliculitis. I am a runner, could I
Hot tub: I think if it was hot tub folliculitis the rash would be more extensive. This may be a localized reaction to a product or moisture. Keep it clean and continue to monitor the rash. All the best. ...Read more
I have a lot of small red raised acne bumps and clogged pores on my back, mostly on my shoulder blades. What causes them and how do I get rid of it??
Acne: Acne occurs when the pores on your skin become blocked with oil, dead skin, or bacteria. Acne can be inheritable and often if your parents had acne when they were your age, you may be more prone to get acne as well. Some people produce more oil then others, etc. Drying soaps and "Acne washes" can help. Sometimes low-dose antibiotics can be Rx'd by your doctor, creams, etc. See your Doctor. ...Read more
I've been having really bad pain between my shoulder blades and a bump is appearing and kind of hunchback, any idea what it could be or if its serious?
Bump, pain upper back:
By the description given, I suggest you be evaluated by an Orthopedic doctor. Trust this information is helpful to you. ...Read more
Hard bony bump on spine b/t neck & shoulder blades. Causing major pain as day goes on, especially when active. Sometimes makes me nauseous. Cause?
It is hard to know the cause without seeing the patient. You must see your primary doctor as soon as possible.
Please let me know how things go. ...Read more
I feel like I have a bone or rib fracture on my thoractic spine. Between my shoulder blades hurt and I have a raised bump on my chest bone.
The spine area may be a prominent spinal process and not abnormal, but a bump on sternum is unusual.
Some x-rays may be necessary to, sort out.
Thoracic surgeon most likely to be if help. ...Read more
I hav this brown looking bump on my shoulder. It didn't hurt when I touch it. It started to get bigger and another 2 formed at my back? What's that?
My son had a bug bit on his shoulder and now little bumps are appearing around it and all over his upper back any idea what it could be?
Insect bite: Do you know what insect? If tick bite or spider bite or has a sick contact with similar rash should see a doctor but if not and If the bumps are slightly red or itchy but not getting worse (increased swelling, pain, redness) and no fever, you can apply topical OTC neosporin to prevent infection and1% hydrocortisone for itching, on the affected area twice daily for 3-5 days. See doc if not better ...Read more
So im 16 years old and ive found a hard painful bump on the back of my head and I don't know what it is. I also have another one on my right shoulder.
Need exam: The only way to get an absolute answer as to what these painful bumps are is by having an in-person examination with your primary care provider and possibly a dermatologist. Best wishes ...Read more
I have a red small bump on my back that suddenly came up 2 days ago that does not itch or hurt or is not tender. I now have one on my shoulder.
I have a swollen red rash-like area on the back of my shoulder with a center that has tiny bumps. Its painful when I move. I've had this before?
Shingles? Herpes?: Could be shingles [herpes zoster] if on one side of spine, tingling, little bumps red rash or herpes if recurrant in same place again tingling, little grapelike vesicles on red rash, like a cold sore on the lips[usually herpes type 1] lasts a week then crusts over. Could be simple staph infection, if pus in the bums could be mrsa, need Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or doxycycline or minocycline or clindamycin ...Read more
I have bumps with solid cyst on my back and shoulder, since 2008. I tried homeopathic medicine but got no relief. Please advise me some medicine?
Sebaceous Cysts?: If these are sebaceous cysts (sort of like an overgrown pimple), they are not likely to go away unless they are cut out. Sometimes they can be injected with steroids to help them shrink, but the most definitive way is to remove them with an incision. If they don't bother you, it is ok to leave them alone, but if they bother you, see a doctor who can surgically treat them. ...Read more
I feel a hard golf ball like bump on the back of my neck around my shoulder area under my skin (duh). it's completely rounded&appeared randomly, help??
See Dr.: To be properly diagnosed, your new lesion that just "popped up" needs to be examined. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have a bump on the back of my neck/shoulder. It is ear line level. The right side of my neck is swollen and it feels like my tissue is messed up.?
Get checked: Please get checked immediately. This sounds concerning. Best wishes to you. ...Read more