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Large Painful Lump Top 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
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
I have a lump on my shoulder, its red and is very painful if i put pressure on it. Its not hard, but it's quite large. What can I do? And what is it?
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 woke up with a sore neck/shoulder and upper chest. Found a lump on the same side (left) at top of clavicle. Hours later still painful and up to ear.
Lump: Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency Facility as soon as possible. TODAY please! ...Read more
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
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
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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