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Swollen golf ball sized lump on back of daughters neck. Right below hairline. Center...not off center.

Swollen golf ball sized lump on back of daughters neck. Right below hairline. Center...not off center.

Needs exam: There are limited diagnoses related to a midline mass over the cervical spine and appearance, symptoms and onset are all helpful in making a diagnosis. A lipoma is a.benign fatty tumor and not uncommon, but other possibilities would include dermoid cyst or myelocele, or if red and painful, an abscess can occur anywhere. Please have this evaluated. ...Read more

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I've have a golf ball sized lump on the back of my head now for approx 1 & 1/2 years which can be painfull to touch, or to lean on without cushioning?

I've have a golf ball sized lump on the back of my head now for approx 1 & 1/2 years which can be painfull to touch, or to lean on without cushioning?

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. Please see your doc who will tell yo if what you have is this or something else. Do not self-diagnose in case it is more serious. Peace and good health ...Read more

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I recently found a sizable lump (golf ball size)in middle of my lower back. I can move it slightly and it has no pain. Should I be concerned?

I recently found a sizable lump (golf ball size)in middle of my lower back. I can move it slightly and it has no pain. Should I be concerned?

Probably not: Most likely, it's probably a "lipoma"--a piece of encapsulated fat. If it's not cosmetically bothering you, and it doesn't hurt, no treatment is necessary. If you're concerned about it, you can have it surgically removed by a dermatologist or a good GP. ...Read more

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I have a lump size of a golf ball on my lower back below my rib cage on the left what could it be?

I have a lump size of a golf ball on my lower back below my rib cage on the left what could it be?

Swelling: Could be many things including a sebaceous cyst or a fatty tumor. Have it checked or sen us a picture. An ultrasound may be helpful in making the diagnosis. All the best. ...Read more

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My 6 yr old has a hard lump on his lower back size of golf ball nonpainful discolored should it be checked out?

My 6 yr old has a hard lump on his lower back size of golf ball nonpainful discolored should it be checked out?

Needs evaluation: There are more questions which would need to be answered as well as an in-person evaluation to make a diagnosis.
Definitely make an appointment with your pediatrician for evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm get pain in my back just below my rib cage, there is also golf ball size lump in that spot I sneezed about a week ago that's what started it I fel?

Did the lump...: ...Appear when the pain started, or was it there before that? If the pain feels like it is coming from the lump, you could have a ruptured epidermal cyst as suggested; if not, the two could be unrelated. You should let your doctor take a look - pain is your body asking for help. ...Read more

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I have been having moderate back pain for the last seven days. The pain is making it hard for me to sit down, bend and pick up objects. Today I can feel two swollen lumps on either side of my lower back that feel about golf ball size. What should I do?

I have been having moderate back pain for the last seven days. The pain is making it hard for me to sit down, bend and pick up objects. Today I can feel two swollen lumps on either side of my lower back that feel about golf ball size. What should I do?

Pain: Most low back pain acute flare-ups can laat up to two weeks. Those lumps may be normal fat pads located by the left and right iliac regions of the pelvis. If the pain does not resolve, please seek out a doctor to examine you and give treatment options. ...Read more

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A golf ball size lump showed suddenly on the inner part of my right knee slightly toward back. No pain at all. What could it be?

A golf ball size lump showed suddenly on the inner part of my right knee slightly toward back. No pain at all. What could it be?

Baker's cyst: Is a fluid collection that can develop behind the knee. Ultrasound can show that area easily. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing a lot of lower back pain and found a lump the size of a golf ball on my lower left back closer to my spine. It hurts to touch so?

Back pain and lump: There are several causes of lower back pain. Was there any injury to your lower back causing a lump? You need to see your physician to get a detailed history and exam findings of your lower back pain and lump. ...Read more

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I have a lump on inside vaginal wall father in the back I can't see it but feel it with my fingers don't hurt and its golf ball size what might it be?

I have a lump on inside vaginal wall father in the back I can't see it but feel it with my fingers don't hurt and its golf ball size what might it be?

Find another lump: A woman who reaches deep into her vagina and finds a golf ball sized lump must look for another lump. If she only finds one lump, it's probably her cervix! If she finds 2 lumps, one is the cervix, and the other one is for her doctor to look at. ...Read more

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I have a tender lump on my back near my shoulder blade could it be serious? 16 years old, small body, the lump is the size of a golf ball, and it is again very tender and it hurts when I touch it and its under the skin. Also I did go to a doctor who seeme

I have a tender lump on my back near my shoulder blade could it be serious? 16 years old, small body, the lump is the size of a golf ball, and it is again very tender and it hurts when I touch it and its under the skin. Also I did go to a doctor who seeme

Hello,: Hello, I can not diagnose the lump on your back. It might be a lipoma which is a soft fatty tumor under the skin. It could be a cyst or an abcess. Because it is now symptomatic (painful/ tender) it is probably time to see your doctor again. Let your parents know so that they can get you seen. If it gets red, hot, drains or you get a fever, you need to get it treated more quickly. Take care. ...Read more

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lump on my back, dr said it's lipoma & size of golf ball. Had ct scan, now size of fist no lesions, but is growing, I'm afraid it's cancer. Hurts too?

lump on my back, dr said it's lipoma & size of golf ball. Had ct scan, now size of fist no lesions, but is growing, I'm afraid it's cancer. Hurts too?

Remove it: Certainly a symptomatic lipoma (benign fatty tumor) should be removed. It could also be an inclusion cyst/sebaceous cyst. Ask your doctor to refer you to a surgeon for planned removal. Good luck. ...Read more

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Painful golf ball sized lump about 5" left of umbilicus. What could it be?

Painful golf ball sized lump about 5" left of umbilicus. What could it be?

Possible abscess: Could be abscess. Have Primary care or dermatologist check the lump. Abscess is normally caused by bacterial infection. ...Read more

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I have a golf ball sized lump on my elbo I have not been bitten what is it it does not hurt and it is soft

It is irrelevant: If it hurts. It should be biopsied. Hopefully, it is benign like a ganglion or lipoma. Only way to know is through biopsy. ...Read more

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My son has a golf ball sized lump in his armpit. What could that be?

My son has a golf ball sized lump in his armpit. What could that be?

Armpit lumps: Usually are caused by enlarged lymph nodes, but abscess should be another consideration. ...Read more

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I just found a hard almost golf ball sized lump where my rib cage splits. What could it be?

Lump: I need a better description of what you mean by where my rib cage splits. If you mean in the front along the midline at the base of your breastbone this may represent the xiphoid process which is a bony prominence that can be quite palpable in some people. In any other location this could be a bone callous or something superficial to the ribs such as a cyst. I would recommend you see a physician for a full history and physical examination with possible imaging. ...Read more

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What could cause a golf ball sized lump on the left side of a girls pelvic area?

What could cause a golf ball sized lump on the left side of a girls pelvic area?

Lymph node, tumor?: There are several possibilities, depending the exact location of the lump. It may be an abscess, or a tumor. She needs to be seen soon by a doctor. ...Read more

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Painful golf ball sized lump when I push on my right abdomen right above my hip. Are there any special organs right there? It hurts

Painful golf ball sized lump when I push on my right abdomen right above my hip. Are there any special organs right there? It hurts

No special organs: Externally at the level of the skin, there are no special organs. However, if this protrudes as a lump, you have to consider a hernia or a mass in the wall of the abdomen. A hernia would be a defect in the wall of the abdomen that bowel can protrude through. This is often soft and compressible. A firm mass in the wall of the abdomen could be a tumor of some type. It is best to have it evaluated. ...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