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My husband has about more or less 1.5 inch lump in his back between the shoulder blades. Movable, painless didn't change in size. What could it be?

My husband has about more or less 1.5 inch lump in his back between the shoulder blades. Movable, painless didn't change in size. What could it be?

Some thoughts...: A movable, painless lump on the back might be a sabaceous cyst (not much trouble unless infected), or a benign fatty growth called a lipoma. But the fact is, it's a lump. Have your husband's doctor look at this. One surgeon i know says, "the best place for a lump is in a specimen bottle." of course, that's not always the case - but have his doctor evaluate him to be sure. ...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.

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

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My 2 month old baby has a hard lump on her upper back, between the shoulder blade and the spine. I'm wondering if you could possibly help me?

My 2 month old baby has a hard lump on her upper back, between the shoulder blade and the spine. I'm wondering if you could possibly help me?

Sorry: but you MUST consult your baby's PEDIATRICIAN ASAP or go to the Walk In Unit of a good General Hospital or preferably Children's hospital! Good luck .....hope this helps... Dr Z ...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?

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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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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I have a hard, nonpainful, marble sized lump on my back next to my shoulder blade. I can move the skin above it without moving it. What could this be?

I have a hard, nonpainful, marble sized lump on my back next to my shoulder blade. I can move the skin above it without moving it. What could this be?

Needs evaluation: There are several possibilities including sebaceous cyst, abscess, fibroma, lipoma etc. The treatment would depend on the diagnosis. Your primary care doctor should be able to guide you. ...Read more