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Dr. Linda Gromko
Board Certified, Family Medicine
43 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Linda Gromko
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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?

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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Dr. Richard Zimon
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
54 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Richard Zimon
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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?

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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Dr. Vance Harris
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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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.?

Dr. Vance Harris
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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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.?

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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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
25 years in practice
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I have a little lump on the lower right side of my neck. My neck has been very stiff and I have knots in my back by my shoulder blades. Is it a knot?

Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
25 years in practice
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I have a little lump on the lower right side of my neck. My neck has been very stiff and I have knots in my back by my shoulder blades. Is it a knot?

Have them checked: The differential will include cyst , lipomas and infectious etiology. ...Read more

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Dr. Tonga Nfor
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Dr. Matt Wachsman
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
31 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Matt Wachsman
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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?

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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Dr. Craig MacArthur
Board Certified, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
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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?

Dr. Craig MacArthur
Board Certified, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
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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?

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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Dr. Mark Pack
Board Certified, General Surgery
26 years in practice
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I have a lump on my back the size of half a football do limpoma s grow that big? It starts just below my shoulder blade and curves to my side

Dr. Mark Pack
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I have a lump on my back the size of half a football do limpoma s grow that big? It starts just below my shoulder blade and curves to my side

See your doctor: Lipomas can get very large. Lipomas can be removed. See a surgeon to evaluate for excision. ...Read more

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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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?

Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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?

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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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
44 years in practice
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I've had back pain by my left shoulder blade for 1 yr. There's been a lump there now for 6 mths. What is the lump?

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
44 years in practice
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I've had back pain by my left shoulder blade for 1 yr. There's been a lump there now for 6 mths. What is the lump?

Most likely fatty: Tumor (lipoma), this the most common lumps we see in the torso. Which is begin. ...Read more

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Board Certified, Family Medicine
13 years in practice
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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.

Dr. Ryan Phasouk
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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.

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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