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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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I have been having some pain above my right breast. It hurts when I take a deep breath. I thought it was due to straining a muscle in my back between my shoulder blades, but my back isn't hurting. I also feel a lump in my throat. I'm a 23yr female.?

I have been having some pain above my right breast. It hurts when I take a deep breath. I thought it was due to straining a muscle in my back between my shoulder blades, but my back isn't hurting. I also feel a lump in my throat. I'm a 23yr female.?

Get checked.: Pain taking a deep breath is probably related to inflammation around the lungs called pleurisy. There are multiple structures in the neck that can feel like a lump. Most of those are benign. You are in an age group though that sometimes a lump can be significant. I would recommend seeing your dr. To make sure this lump is nothing to worry about. Statistically should be ok. Get checked to be sure. ...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 Cyst Infection: Step one needs antibiotics. They never work well enough alone. Step two- adequate drainage. Step three is removal if it reoccurs. If the cyst re-accumulates it will get infected again, so it must be excised if that should happen. ...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

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Had back pain for yrs, hubby recently found small (match head size) hard lump 8cms under shoulder blade (can't visibly be seen) that doesn't move.

Had back pain for yrs, hubby recently found small (match head size) hard lump 8cms under shoulder blade (can't visibly be seen) that doesn't move.

Lumps: Lumps in the back can be caused by many reasons. Some common ones can be soft tissue growths, cysts, bony abnormalities, or fatty infiltration. If concerned, you should follow with your doctor. ...Read more

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