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I have a lump in my back what could it be?

I have a lump in my back what could it be?

Many possibilities: A "lump in my back" can be due to a number of things including a lipoma (fatty mass), sebaceous cyst, lymphoma, tumor (muscle, skin, or other tumor), keloid, bony prominence, or other causes. See your doctor for a more definite diagnosis and possible treatment plan. ...Read more

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Lump on lower left back. What could it be and how can I take care of it?

See a doctor: A physician needs to evaluate you. Your options are your primary care physician, dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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I have two movable lumps on either side of my spine at the bottom my back what could they be? Normal?

I have two movable lumps on either side of my spine at the bottom my back what could they be? Normal?

Usually: Yes, they are likely normal. The joint between the sacrum and your pelvis is known as the SI joint and it is located "on either side of the bottom of the spine" like you are describing. Over each joint is a small bursa which can be felt as a small lump like you are describing. There is no way to say over Internet without an exam to say this is definitely the case, so still best to be seen. ...Read more

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What to do if I have no lumps in either of them. Sometimes the pain will radiate into the bottom left side of my back. What could this be?

What to do if I have no lumps in either of them. Sometimes the pain will radiate into the bottom left side of my back. What could this be?

Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, I would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also, could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have a fatty lump in my back, recently it is causing pain in my upper back and neck, is there anything that can be done? Thanks.

I have a fatty lump in my back, recently it is causing pain in my upper back and neck, is there anything that can be done? Thanks.

Evaluate and remove: It sounds like a subtype of a lipoma with more fibrous tissue that tends to be more symptomatic for people and occurs in the upper back area. I would recommend seeing a dermatologist or a surgeon for evaluation ant remove it most likely within an hour under local anesthesia. They may want to image it to ensure it isn't impinging on vital nerves. ...Read more

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Hi I found a pea-size lump under the skin on my lower back. What could it be?

Hi I found a pea-size lump under the skin on my lower back. What could it be?

Several things: Sebaceous cyst, pimple, lipoma, dermal nevus and others. Need to have doctor see,,feel the lump in order to give you proper answer. Sorry not more helpful. Best of luck with this. Dr R ...Read more

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I have a lump above my belly button it pops out when I lean back what could it be?

I have a lump above my belly button it pops out when I lean back what could it be?

Umbilical hernia: What you are describing is an umbilical hernia. If small and w/o symptoms, these may be rx'd conservatively. Otherwise, simple outpatient surgery can fix the problem. I recommend that you see a hernia surgeon. ...Read more

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A week ago I noticed a lump under my armpit, it was going away, however, about two days ago I got a cold and it came back. What could it be?

A week ago I noticed a lump under my armpit, it was going away, however, about two days ago I got a cold and it came back. What could it be?

Explanation : The first episode of lump under armpit, that going away by itself, may caused by intensive shavings, what may happen. Increasing with cold is possible as well and can be benign/innocent. But if will not go away with clearing "cold" you need to see a doctor ...Read more

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. Iv had sciatica twice, and now my lower back is hurting again and I felt a small lump under my skin on the left side lower back what could it be?

. Iv had sciatica twice, and now my lower back is hurting again and I felt a small lump under my skin on the left side lower back what could it be?

Lipoma or cyst: In that area of the back its no uncommon to have small benign lumps of subcutaneous tissue. It most likely not related to you sciatica. See your health care provider Or an osteopathic physician for an evaluation if this persists. Could be simple. Mechanical/ structural spine issue. ...Read more

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I have this pain in my lower back(I think it's called the tail bone) there's a small lump over there. It's hard to bend my back. What could this be?

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I have this pain in my lower back(I think it's called the tail bone) there's a small lump over there. It's hard to bend my back. What could this be?

Very low back pain: May have a pilonidal cyst which may need drainage. Go see your PCP to have this checked. The drainage may be uncomfortable, but after it is done, you should feel better. ...Read more

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The lump in my back is so painful you can't touch it anymore After setting and I stand my feet hurt so bad it's like they have been broken help please?

The lump in my back is so painful you can't touch it anymore After setting and I stand my feet hurt so bad it's like they have been broken help please?

I am not following: The correlation with the lump in the back and the foot pain...is the lump causing the foot pain or are they entirely different? The more info you give the better responses you will have. They can clearly be related....or completely Independent of each other. ...Read more

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Contemplating if I should go to the emergency room for a lump in my back that I believe cause great pain throughout my lower back, butt, & left leg?

Contemplating if I should go to the emergency room for a lump in my back that I believe cause great pain throughout my lower back, butt, & left leg?

No Need for ER visit: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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In the lower right part of my back, there is a lump. What could it be?

In the lower right part of my back, there is a lump. What could it be?

Lump in back: There are many causes of back lumps including infection/abscess, cyst, lipoma, muscle spasm/strain etc. If lump is higher up at back of neck, it could from Cushing's disease. Regardless, you need to see your Family Doc for diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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Hi I have movable lumps in my lower back I was wondering if you could tell me what they might be thanked you?

Can not: Without a physical examination of the area and the lumps, it would be very difficult if almost impossible to tell you what they are. See a dr. For an evaluation and proper diagnosis, good luck to you. ...Read more

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I found a small lump on the back of my necknin the right side and ut us painless but im convernee about what it could really be.

I found a small lump on the back of my necknin the right side and ut us painless but im convernee about what it could really be.

Cyst/lymph node: It could be a lymph node or a cyst. It is best to have a doctor take a look at it to make sure that it is nothing serious. ...Read more

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I have two small lumps on my lower back one on each side they hurt sometimes and move around when rubbed what could they be? They are very irritating

I have two small lumps on my lower back one on each side they hurt sometimes and move around when rubbed what could they be? They are very irritating

Lipoma : More likely than not they are lipomas or cysts. Unlikely to be cancerous but if they continue to enlarge or become more painful you should consult with your physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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What could a lump on the back/side of my head mean?

What could a lump on the back/side of my head mean?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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I suddenly discovered a lump on the back of my head. What could this be from?

Trichilemmal Cyst: Trichilemmal or pilar cysts are common intradermal or subcutaneous cysts, occurring in 5-10% of the population. Greater than 90% occur on the scalp, where trichilemmal cysts are the most common cutaneous cyst. Trichilemmal cysts are almost always benign. Treatment is surgical excision. ...Read more

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There is a lump on my spine, about in the middle of my spine . What could this be?

There is a lump on my spine, about in the middle of my spine . What could this be?

Could be any of the: Following:
1: skin tissue elements: like a simple cyst, sebaceous cyst, fatty tumor, nerve tissue tumor, etc;
2: deeper soft tissues: pulled muscle, tendon, ligament injuries with associated collection of blood/tissue fluid, etc;
3: bony structures: bone cysts, tumors, healing fx ;
4: nerve elements from the underlying spine itself;

see pcp or an orthopod to get DX and treated.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Today I noticed a small lump inside the back of the neck on the left side. What could it be?

Today I noticed a small lump inside the back of the neck on the left side. What could it be?

Normal lymph node: We have lymph nodes scattered throughout our body & they are often detected in the neck where they sit on top of neck muscles. These nodes are little fluid strainers that take body lymph & remove stray germs and debris from things like bug bites. They are often pea sized at rest & grow to dime sized when working. Within 2-3 wks they often shrink back down unless they are stimulated further. ...Read more

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What could be causing painful lumps on the back/right side of my head. They even hurt when I cough.

What could be causing painful lumps on the back/right side of my head. They even hurt when I cough.

Painful Head Bumps: When you cough, you can "stretch" the tight scalp skin, and any such lesions will hurt. Some causes and there are many more, of such lesions are described here===>http://www.Ehow. Com/list_6645563_causes-painful-bumps-scalp_. Html. Without further description and your medical history, it would be hard to pinpoint the cause. Definitely make an appointment with a dermatologist to undergo evaluation. ...Read more

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My back started to hurt about a week ago and a few days ago I noticed a lump on my spine. What could it be?

My back started to hurt about a week ago and a few days ago I noticed a lump on my spine. What could it be?

You want: To see your doc. The lump could be anything from nothing, meaning lipoma, to something much more serious. NO REASON TO WAIT AND PROCRASTINATE. You clearly want to have this checked out. ...Read more

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I have a lump that has grown on my back right below my neck line... it wasn't hurting and now it is. What could this possibly be?

I have a lump that has grown on my back right below my neck line... it wasn't hurting and now it is. What could this possibly be?

If it hurts see MD: Female unstated age says; Has a lump that has grown on back right below the neck line...it wasn't hurting and now it is. What could it possible be? Small Fat Pads (Lipoma) can develop almost anywhere on the skin. As can Sebaceous (Oily gland) cysts and other benign growths; but when they start hurting, Infections & other possibilities come in. Best have MD evaluate and manage. ...Read more

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Hi I've just noticed a hard lump at the back of my daughters head what could be? I'm very worried, could you advise me on what to do?

Hi I've just noticed a hard lump at the back of my daughters head what could be? I'm very worried, could you advise me on what to do?

Exam: She must be examined. This may be a posterior occipital lymph node, cyst or abscess. Please have your daughter examined ASAP. ...Read more

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My girlfriend is experiencing has lump on back of her neck. Been there for over a year. Has barely grown if any atall. What could it be?

My girlfriend is experiencing has lump on back of her neck. Been there for over a year. Has barely grown if any atall. What could it be?

This is: a common location for SEBACEOUS cysts...the enlargement ?infection of the tiny glands supplying SEBUM (hair oil)....
An in person examination by a health professional will provide an answer..
In any case..not serious unless actively infected
Hope this helps...just a "guess"
Dr Z ...Read more