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I have a sore lump on my spine. I just felt a small bulge this am and now it's a little bigger already. Sore to the touch. I didn't hit it on anything?

I have a sore lump on my spine. I just felt a small bulge this am and now it's a little bigger already. Sore to the touch. I didn't hit it on anything?

See Your Doctor: A "bump" which is sore and getting bigger needs to be evaluated. It is most likley a skin infection but the fact that it is tender and getting bigger warrants evaluation. See your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have a small lump on my spine, right where my scoliosis curvature ends. I see a chiropractor regularly and he has said nothing.

I have a small lump on my spine, right where my scoliosis curvature ends. I see a chiropractor regularly and he has said nothing.

One of two things: Either related to scoliosis you have or something else. Need to be checked by orthopedic surgeon he will be able to tell you. ...Read more

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I have a lump very close to my spine. It's firm and if I press on it a little I get very dizzy. How do I know when to go to my doctor?

I have a lump very close to my spine. It's firm and if I press on it a little I get very dizzy. How do I know when to go to my doctor?

Immediately: Any lump that is close to the midline should be imaged with MRI in order to make sure that it is not in any way connected to the spine. A simple attempt at excision in an Urgent Care Setting could have disastrous results. ...Read more

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Had a genetic testing at mayo due toinactive brain tumor&neuralgia. I now have a lump on my lower spine and over my left knee. Is this nf1.I have no ins?

Had a genetic testing at mayo due toinactive brain tumor&neuralgia. I now have a lump on my lower spine and over my left knee. Is this nf1.I have no ins?

Unknown: Without knowing the other characteristics of your physical exam and the results of genetic testing, it is impossible to determine your genotype. As you went to Mayo Clinic, and had genetic testing performed, you should probably follow up with them and their genetic counselors to go over your results. ...Read more

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I have a large hard lump by my lower spine, left side, doesn't move and won't go away, and is very painful and hurts to touch. What is this?

Be seen: I would definitely be seen just to make sure it is not cancerous. That being said, the most common thing we will see is an inflamed bursa over the sacroiliac joint, known as a bursitis. When the bursa becomes inflamed it can become tender and swollen. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my neck next my spine, goes up to my hair line into where my shoulder and neck connect, its sore, could this be serious?

I have a lump on my neck next my spine, goes up to my hair line into where my shoulder and neck connect, its sore, could this be serious?

Probably not, but...: No, Probably not, but... You should get it checked out. They should palate it (feel it), and if it's concerning, they could biopsy it. ...Read more

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I have a horrible lump between my scapula and spine. Pain will not go away with ibuprofen or Tylenol (acetaminophen). What should I do?

I have a horrible lump between my scapula and spine. Pain will not go away with ibuprofen or Tylenol (acetaminophen). What should I do?

See doctor: It sounds like you may have an abscess or infected cyst. See a doctor to find out the cause and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Got a lump on my spine?

Varies: There are multiple potential causes. I would not hesitate to be seen for a thorough evaluation. ...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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Hi I just noticed a lump on my spine below my shoulders in centre bit worried about it?

Lump: Where is the lump exactly: is it superficial or deep. Is it movable? Does it hurt to touch? Is it rubbery. Let us know to see needs further 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 recently found a hard lump on my spine (sits on the right side of my spine). I'm not sure how long it has been there. What could this be?

I recently found a hard lump on my spine (sits on the right side of my spine). I'm not sure how long it has been there. What could this be?

Lipoma: A lipoma is a growth of fat cells in a thin, fibrous capsule usually found just below the skin. Lipomas are found most often on the torso, neck, upper thighs, upper arms, and armpits, but they can occur almost anywhere in the body. One or more lipomas may be present at the same time. ...Read more

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I look like the hunch back of notre dame because of the big lump on my spine, on the back of my neck. It is very painful to the touch. What do I do?

I look like the hunch back of notre dame because of the big lump on my spine, on the back of my neck. It is very painful to the touch. What do I do?

See a Dr.: Have the lump evaluated and tested. It may be a benign fatty tumor called a lipoma, or a benign hump like that seen is certain disease like Cushings syndrome. Get yourself checked out and maybe the lump can be taken care of too. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I tell if this lump on my spine/ midline of back is lipoma or muscle?

How can I tell if this lump on my spine/ midline of back is lipoma or muscle?

It must B evaled by-: -a hands on exam by an orthopedic surgeon. If any question @ all, it can B biopsied & looked @ in the lab under a microscope. ...Read more

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I'm 19 and have been dealing with lower back pain for quite some time now. Long car rides or shopping at the mall is all it takes for it to start hurting. There is a squishy kind of lump on my spine and the left side is firm. Any idea on what this may be

I'm 19 and have been dealing with lower back pain for quite some time now. Long car rides or shopping at the mall is all it takes for it to start hurting. There is a squishy kind of lump on my spine and the left side is firm. Any idea on what this may be

Could be serious: Chronic low back pain in a teenager is always a concern. This could be due to a congenital defect in the spine or inflammation of the spinal soft tissue. A good history and examination along with some simple blood test and x-ray exam should be able to establish diagnosis and plan treatment. You should see your pcp, rheumatologist or sports medicine specialist. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a large lump at top spine?

Is it normal to have a large lump at top spine?

Maybe: If you are referring to the where the neck joins the trunk, yes. The lowest bone in the neck (c7) has a prominent spinous process, a projection where muscles attach. It is normal to be able to feel its tip. C2 is also large; it can be felt in some folks; it is just below the back of the skull. ...Read more