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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
29 years in practice
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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. Shontae Buffington
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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I have a tender lump on my back near my shoulder blade could it be serious? 16 years old, small body, the lump is the size of a golf ball, and it is again very tender and it hurts when i touch it and its under the skin. Also i did go to a doctor who seeme

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Hello, : Hello, i can not diagnose the lump on your back. It might be a lipoma which is a soft fatty tumor under the skin. It could be a cyst or an abcess. Because it is now symptomatic (painful/ tender) it is probably time to see your doctor again. Let your parents know so that they can get you seen. If it gets red, hot, drains or you get a fever, you need to get it treated more quickly. Take care. ...Read more

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Dr. Julan Crane
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Dr. Roger Frankel
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
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I have a lipoma in my back near to my shoulder blade, I have some neck and upper back pain, could this lump be causing this? Thanks.

Dr. Roger Frankel
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I have a lipoma in my back near to my shoulder blade, I have some neck and upper back pain, could this lump be causing this? Thanks.

Unlikely: Lipomas are just below the skin surface in most cases. It is unlikely that they would cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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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. 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
Board Certified, General Surgery
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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
19 years in practice
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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
19 years in practice
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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
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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
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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
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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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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
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?

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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