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I have a lump on my left shoulder blade, what should I do?

I have a lump on my left shoulder blade, what should I do?

See PCP: 'lumps' on shoulder blades could be several things but what u should do is see your physician. Fatty benign tumors (lipomas) are common here. If u fell, an organizing hematoma may be forming. Osteochondromas are not uncommon on the scapula. All this is speculation; see your pcp w/ possible referral to orthopedist. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I have a lump near my right shoulder blade. It causes me pain an discomfort almost all the time. Should I have this checked out?

I have a lump near my right shoulder blade. It causes me pain an discomfort almost all the time. Should I have this checked out?

Sure, check it out.: In a young person such as yourself, it's most likely nothing serious, like a lipoma (benign fatty mass). But you don't need to be bothered by it. Have it checked out and removed. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a lump above my left shoulder blade kinda oval shaped and its been there for about a year. It recently started hurting. Constant pain?

I have a lump above my left shoulder blade kinda oval shaped and its been there for about a year. It recently started hurting. Constant pain?

Lipoma?: You should see a surgeon for exam and probable excision. Lipomas are self-contained fatty growths that are usually left alone unless they become large enough to cause discomfort, which is what it sounds like you have. Surgeon can do exam and see if something else or remove. ...Read more

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I have an large lump on my bottom right shoulder blade. It's not real hard but not real soft either and I can kind of move it around A little bit.

I have an large lump on my bottom right shoulder blade. It's not real hard but not real soft either and I can kind of move it around A little bit.

Be examined: It is difficult to know what to diagnose without an exam. An ultrasound may be helpful. Have your doctor or urgent care center assess you for further management. ...Read more

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I have a big size lump under my right shoulder blade. At first it wasn't giving me any problems, now it is hard for me to lay on my back or on my right side because it hurts. I can barely raise my arm for a long period without it hurting.

I have a big size lump under my right shoulder blade. At first it wasn't giving me any problems, now it is hard for me to lay on my back or on my right side because it hurts. I can barely raise my arm for a long period without it hurting.

Go see ur FamilyDoc: Not much I can do online except to tell you to go see your Family Doc to get a diagnosis & appropriate treatment. Perhaps it's a sebaceous cyst that can be drained. Or maybe a lipoma that needs to be removed. I hope it's not a pus pocket. Regardless, given that it's affecting you, that means it's time for you to see in-person care. Good luck! ...Read more

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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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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 an xray would be helpful to determine if there
was any bony masses ...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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Was stretching/ felt pinch in shoulder blade/ small lump formed/ what is is and is it bad?

Was stretching/ felt pinch in shoulder blade/ small lump formed/ what is 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

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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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Saturday fell off bike, was okay. Sunday lower back went. Noticed lump around shoulder blade, doesn't hurt. Thur, back improving but lump still there?

Saturday fell off bike, was okay. Sunday lower back went. Noticed lump around shoulder blade, doesn't hurt. Thur, back improving but lump still there?

Few possibilites: Certainly a bruise would take time to fully develop, and even longer to go away. If there is a break in the skin, an infection or some of the road can be in the lump (very doubtful if there was no break in the skin).
Warm compresses help bruises to resolve ...Read more

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I have a hard painful lump on my back near shoulder blade its reali red and soree to touch : (any ideas?

I have a hard painful lump on my back near shoulder blade its reali red and soree to touch : (any ideas?

Skin infection: What you describe is either a infected skin cyst or hair follicle. These are painful. Hot compresses applied to the area may soften the skin and bring the infection to the surface, allowing drainage to occur with relief of pain. If this does not work, then seek a doctor to assess the area and provide treatment. ...Read more

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Firm lump on shoulder blade that does not move. Been there for about two yrs, recently growing and increased discomfort. Fairly certain not a lipoma.

Firm lump on shoulder blade that does not move. Been there for about two yrs, recently growing and increased discomfort. Fairly certain not a lipoma.

Get evaluated: Any lump increasing in size or associated with discomfort warrants evaluation, particularly if present for fairly lengthy duration. I would not venture to guess what it may or may not be without an exam. ...Read more

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Have a small pea-sized lump on my back between L. shoulder blade & spine. Hard. No discharge or pain. No color. Has remained same size for about 2 yrs.

Cyst or not: Most commonly this would be a "lipoma", which is a lump of abnormal fat, or a sebaceous cyst, which is kind of chronic inflammation from old trauma. An abscess could also be a cause. If not enlarging and not painful, red or draining, safe to watch. Treatment is surgery to remove it, which is low risk, minor, and outpatient procedure. ...Read more