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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

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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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, 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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I have a sharp stabbing like pain in my back / left shoulder blade when i breathe in . Also there is a lump on where it hurts to breathe in?

I have a sharp stabbing like pain in my back / left shoulder blade when i breathe in . Also there is a lump on where it hurts to breathe in?

Posterior rib "out": 1) posterior rib "out". I can't really explain it anatomically, but the ribs can "go out" and a chiropractic adjustment can help tremendously. Give it one or two tries. 2) trigger point in one of the thoracic paraspinal muscles. Can be helped with massage (ischemic compression) and injections into the painful area of the muscle. ...Read more

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Dull armpit pain for 2mnths dr checkd no lumps.Hv degeneration in top and lwr back+sore shoulder blade.Could it b related?Not hot or gettn worse im 41

Dull armpit pain for 2mnths dr checkd no lumps.Hv degeneration in top and lwr back+sore shoulder blade.Could it b related?Not hot or gettn worse im 41

Maybe: Shoulder problems, including wearing out the joints in your shoulder and back maybe the cause. Worth asking a health care professional. Good luck. ...Read more

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