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I have a hard shiny lump on my shoulder. Had for long time.

I have a hard shiny lump on my shoulder. Had for long time.

1 look=1000 words: How big is the lump? Is it painful? Discolored? More information or maybe a picture would be helpful to further give an impression of what this means. It could be many things, and many of these are not serious medical problems. Getting a doctor to look at it will help to tell what it is, but sometimes you don't know for sure until it is removed. But not all lumps need to be removed. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my shoulder for about 1year do I have to be worried?

I have a lump on my shoulder for about 1year do I have to be worried?

Can't Say: If this is a painless lump that is not growing and you noticed it incidentally than likely ok to watch. If painful or growing or any other signs of activity, better have it evaluated. From your question, it isn't clear if your lump is a new growth or a bump from a bony protuberence. ...Read more

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What do I do about a growing lump on my shoulder blade?

What do I do about a growing lump on my shoulder blade?

See your Orthopod or: Pcp, so that its investigated with xrays, maybe ct/mri to determine the nature of the swelling. ...Read more

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Hard lump on my shoulder and its very painful when I lift my arm or try picking my kids up?

Shoulder lump: Shoulder lump- need to be more specific in determining how lump is interfering with range of motion. Important to followup with an exam by a physician. ...Read more

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I have an itchy lump on my shoulder it is red and rough. No history of cancer in my family?

I have an itchy lump on my shoulder it is red and rough. No history of cancer in my family?

Not normal: A mole should not itch, burn, bleed, or weep fluid. It should never be painful. If it is any if these, please seek the attention if a physician to biopsy or remove the lesion. ...Read more

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Recently discovered hard lump on my shoulder blade. I work picking up heavy stuff? Did I pull a muscle? Feels uncomfortable to sleep on it.

Recently discovered hard lump on my shoulder blade. I work picking up heavy stuff?  Did I pull a muscle?  Feels uncomfortable to sleep on it.

Probably need exam: Its difficulty to determine what it is without examining it
You may have pulled a muscle and could have spasm
But you may have a lipoma, fibroma, cyst or other
soft tissue mass.
Also, a xray would be helpful to determine if there
was any bony masses ...Read more

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I have a painless golf ball sized lump on my shoulder joint. Doesn't feel like its an injury, no discoloration. Any ideas?

I have a painless golf ball sized lump on my shoulder joint.  Doesn't feel like its an injury, no discoloration. Any ideas?

Lump : A moveable lump under the skin may represent a non-cancerous cyst or lipoma (fatty growth). If the area is growing or becoming painful see a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment and to make sure a skin cancer is not present. ...Read more

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I found a tick on the back of my neck earlier today. I got it off, found no others. I've got a sore, red,lump on my shoulder. Could a tick be embedded?

I found a tick on the back of my neck earlier today. I got it off, found no others. I've got a sore, red,lump on my shoulder. Could a tick be embedded?

TICK BITE/LYME: Yes you need an exam and labs bring the tick you removed. Your doctor will screen for tick born diseases and likely start empiric therapy with doxycycline for 3 weeks. SEEK PROMPT MEDICAL ATTENTION ...Read more

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Massage therapist found 1" lump on my shoulder blade that is not muscle. Bladder ca 1 yr ago & smoked for 35 yrs. Should i be concerned?

Massage therapist found 1" lump on my shoulder blade that is not muscle.  Bladder ca 1 yr ago & smoked for 35 yrs. Should i be concerned?

I am concerned: I am praying for you kimberly. You have to get it checked out to make sure everything is ok. It could be anything, a benign lipoma... You have to get it looked at, the sooner the better. Please no delay. God bless you with health. God loves you. ...Read more

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Painful, growing lump on my shoulder blade. Ultrasound, X-ray, MRI, CT show a protrusion of healthy bone. What can it be?

Painful, growing lump on my shoulder blade. Ultrasound, X-ray, MRI, CT show a protrusion of healthy bone. What can it be?

Shoulder lump: Have you been in an accident in the past or broken a bone in that area? Please get a second opinion so that you can be as informed as possible. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What causes lump on top of shoulder?

What causes lump on top of shoulder?

Possibly a cyst/mass: A lump could represent a cyst or a mass. A lump could represent a cyst or a mass. You should have it evaluated if it is increasing in size and painful. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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What do lumps near the shoulder blade mean?

What do lumps near the shoulder blade mean?

Hard to say: Without an exam it is hard to answer your question. Examination is required to determine what these lumps are. They may be something simple like lipomas or sebaceous cysts. ...Read more

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What can I do about a painful lump on top of shoulder?

What can I do about a painful lump on top of shoulder?

May be AC joint pain: The ac joint is where your clavicle meets your acromion (see diagram) and may become arthritic and cause a painful lump on the top of your shoulder. Doing a quick google search to see if this fits with what you are seeing and feeling is reasonable. If this does not fit or you think you need treatment then you should see someone for an evaluation in person. ...Read more

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I have a lump on the back of my shoulder that hurts only if squeezed?

I have a lump on the back of my shoulder that hurts only if squeezed?

Lump: This tenderness on squeezing is nonspecific. A physician would have to examine the lump in order to make a diagnosis. Any mass can be tender on squeezing and that includes benign lipoma or other growths, cysts or abscess like a boil. Have the lump examined by your physician or surgeon. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause a large lump on top of your shoulder?

Depends: This could arise from multiple causes. If located over the ac joint you may have a cyst or ganglion off the joint. You could also have a lipoma or less frequent and worst case scenario a soft tissue tumor like a sarcoma. If it is growing or concerning I would recommend a formal evaluation by your pcp or an orthopedic specialist. ...Read more

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I have a lump on the top of my shoulder that is roughly around two inches around. It is soft and painless. What could this be?

I have a lump on the top of my shoulder that is roughly around two inches around. It is soft and painless. What could this be?

Depends: Depending on the location, this could be a lipoma or fatty tumor or could represent a ganglion off the ac joint which is more anteriorly based towards end of collarbone. If the mass is enlarging it may be important to have this checked out as soft tissue sarcomas and more aggressive things can be painless at first so would follow this appropriately. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned about a smooth painless lump on the back of my shoulder. I noticed it about a 1yr ago but it has grown twice the size.

Should i be concerned about a smooth painless lump on the back of my shoulder. I noticed it about a 1yr ago but it has grown twice the size.

Seek medical advice: Any lump that grows beyond one centimeter in size needs a medical examination and a biopsy consideration. Leaving a growing mass unattended can be a disaster in the end. No more delays... Go get a check up and ask for a biopsy, if need be. ...Read more

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My husband has about more or less 1.5 inch lump in his back between the shoulder blades. Movable, painless didn't change in size. What could it be?

My husband has about more or less 1.5 inch lump in his back between the shoulder blades. Movable, painless didn't change in size. What could it be?

Some thoughts...: A movable, painless lump on the back might be a sabaceous cyst (not much trouble unless infected), or a benign fatty growth called a lipoma. But the fact is, it's a lump. Have your husband's doctor look at this. One surgeon I know says, "the best place for a lump is in a specimen bottle." of course, that's not always the case — but have his doctor evaluate him to be sure. ...Read more

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Lumps at top of shoulder? Normal?

Lumps at top of shoulder? Normal?

Simple vs serious: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many factors. The vast majority are not cancer but simply unusual growths like fatty tumors, cysts, skin tags, moles, etc. Most cause no symptoms and can be watched. If they cause symptoms or change colors, bleed, bruise or hurt, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do about this small lump on my left shoulder?

What should I do about this small lump on my left shoulder?

Find what is it: When find what is it you will be able to find what to do with it. ...Read more

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Only couple of red small lumps on back shoulder with itching?

Only couple of red small lumps on back shoulder with itching?

Tough to know: Your problem could be caused by a number of things. To really know what is happening and how best to treat your problem, you will need to see a health care provider in person. Good luck to you. :). ...Read more

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If a lump been on your shoulder for five years, is it cancerous now?

If a lump been on your shoulder for five years, is it cancerous now?

?: "Lumps" on the dkin are not always cancer. The only way to answer this question is to have your family physician examine you. ...Read more

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Pain shoulder and chest, lumps in back of tounge feels like I can't get enough air ?

Pain shoulder and chest, lumps in back of tounge feels like I can't get enough air
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Depends: Shoulder, shortness of breath and chest pain has many causes and many implications. Some are minor and some can be life threatening. More information a complete history and physical is recommended by your doctor or to the emergency room if you indeed have these symptoms. Good luck ...Read more

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Was stretching/ felt pinch in shoulder blade/ small lump formed/ what is and is it bad?

Was stretching/ felt pinch in shoulder blade/ small lump formed/ what is and is it bad?

Muscle or blood leak: Could be that you ruptured a small capillary (blood vessel) or stretched a muscle into prolonged contraction and it knotted up, like a trigger point ...Read more