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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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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 hard lump on top of my shoulder that is painful when touched. No fall, no injury. Doc thinks it 's calcification, but could it be sarcoma?

I have a hard lump on top of my shoulder that is painful when touched. No fall, no injury. Doc thinks it 's calcification, but could it be sarcoma?

Biopsy: The only way to be 100% sure what it is, is to get a piece (biopsy) and look at the tissue under the microscope. So see a board certified plastic surgeon or general surgeon to do the biopsy. ...Read more

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Hard, painful (feels like a big bruise) lump in between breasts - seemingly on sternum. Does not move. 2-3in from clavicle. Should I get this checked?

Hard, painful (feels like a big bruise) lump in between breasts - seemingly on sternum. Does not move. 2-3in from clavicle. Should I get this checked?

Yes: Truly this hard, painful lump on your sternum could possibly be a hematoma (bruise). However, you would likely remember any trauma that may have caused such a lump. Without any recent trauma to the chest wall, I recommend having it checked asap. ...Read more

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Hard, immovable, painful lump (3 cent+ if not larger) on r clavicle stretches to sternum, feels as if it ends at throat base. Incr in size last 6 mos.

Infection vs cyst: Should be checked, it could be as simple as and infected skin cyst but there are developmental cyst s in this area which may need excision with double vision may be related to thryoid any trouble breathing? See md. ...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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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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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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I tore my bicep now I have a lump on the top of my shoulder what is it?

I tore my bicep now I have a lump on the top of my shoulder what is it?

Usually Ur muscle...: ..Bunches up in the mid 4-arm to if close 2 the joint may form a knot in it in an attempt 2 heal. U may feel this if u r thin, or if the healing bundle is large. ...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?

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 a small hard pea sized lump that doesn't hurt or move on top of my left shoulder. What could this most likely be? Thanks.

Reassurance: Hard movable painless lump without growing up most likely benign condition. Do not press it, just check on monthly basis. Make appointment with a doctor if it will increases in size n ...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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Hi I have A lump in between shoulder. Blades and there seems to be a yellow l shape rather big and I suffer with pain. Have done for about a year any?

Exam needed: This area has to be examined by a physician in order to answer your questions. This may be a simple cyst (a wen, for example) but without examining it no opinion can be made. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump on my left shoulder that is painful to the touch and hurts when I move it, I have no insurance what is this and should I go ton er?

I have a hard lump on my left shoulder that is painful to the touch and hurts when I move it, I have no insurance what is this and should I go ton er?

Lump on shoulder: Yes Go to ER or urgent care, sometimes urgent care can refer you to doc that have lower prices if no insurance or you can look up free /low cost clinics in your area. Could be infection, could be mass/tumor/ganglioma/schwannoma, shoulder lumps need to be evaluated you need xray perhaps CT.. ...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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I have got two lumps near clavicle, do you have any idea what it could be? They are really painful and my shoulder hurts so much

Lumps: So many possibilities and very little information given. Please resubmit with more detail about the lumps size, shape, itchy or not, pimple like or what does it look like. How long have lumps been there? ...Read more

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I have a lump between shoulder blades on spine, did not bother me at first but is painful, red and swelling now, what could it be....

I have a lump between shoulder blades on spine, did not bother me at first but is painful, red and swelling now, what could it be....

Infected cyst: It sounds like it could be an infected sebaceous cyst. You need to see your doctor to get it examined to know for sure. Cysts can be present for years and never cause a problem. But they can become infected, become red, and painful. ...Read more

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Large hard lump in middle of my back, directly in the center, between shoulder blades. No pain where lump is, muscle to the left, neck and shoulder ar?

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See a doctor: How long have you had it? You should have it looked at by a doctor, but the most common thing there is lipoma, which we leave alone if it doesn‘t bother you. However, we never truly know what it is unless we remove it and do a biopsy. If someone tells me it has been present for years, I just leave it alone. ...Read more

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I have pain in my shoulder for three months I fell three months ago on my right arm I seemed ok but have pain in my shoulder and have developed lump at top of arm by my shoulder

Hello,: Hello, I don't know the cause of your pain. However, as I am trying to visualize it, I am wondering if your injured your acromioclavicular joint. I suggest that you either see your regular doctor or an orthopedic surgeon. You will likely need xrays and a physical examination. Take care. ...Read more

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I have pain in my shoulder for three months I fell three months ago on my right arm I seemed ok but have pain in my shoulder and have developed lump at top of arm by my shoulder

I have pain in my shoulder for three months I fell three months ago on my right arm I seemed ok but have pain in my shoulder and have developed lump at top of arm by my shoulder

If: If the lump is right at the end of your clavicle (collar bone) it could be a fracture or acromioclavicular joint (ac joint) separation. High grade separations may benefit from an operation. See an orthopaedic surgeon for a shoulder xray. ...Read more

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I have a painful lump on my left shoulder. It has grown over the last two weeks. I have a history of basil cell carcinomas.

I have a painful lump on my left shoulder. It has grown over the last two weeks. I have a history of basil cell carcinomas.

See doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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I have popping, crunching and cracking, tingling that starts at my shoulder and goes down my arm, I now have a lump on the top of it.

I have popping, crunching and cracking, tingling that starts at my shoulder and goes down my arm, I now have a lump on the top of it.

See provider: Your signs and symptoms indicate some pressure on a nerve and internal derangement in your shoulder area. Please see a health care provider for assessment. ...Read more