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Painful Lump On Shoulder Blade
Painful, growing lump on my shoulder blade. Ultrasound, X-ray, MRI, CT show a protrusion of healthy bone. What can it be?
Shoulder lump: Have you been in an accident in the past or broken a bone in that area? Please get a second opinion so that you can be as informed as possible. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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
Just found lump left shoulder blade. Extremely painful this is day 2 and I can't stand straight now had melonma removed 2yrs ago no insurance? E.R vis
Have a small pea sized lump about 1/2inch from my spine towards my right shoulder blade. Very painful, not very hard. Has been coming &going over 6yrs?
I have a dime size lump right below my right shoulder blade. Very painful to the touch. When I move my right arm its very painful. What is the problem?
1.5 inch lump at the bottom of left shoulder blade, beside spine. Not painful to squeeze but painful with no contact. Pain goes down to lower back/leg?
I have a lump under my right shoulder blade that is painful when taking a deep breath. Responded to prednisone but returned. Massage didn't help?
See a doctor: You should see a doctor in person for that. ...Read more
Hi I have a lump about the size of the Palm of your hand that lodges between my shoulder blade area it can move if manipulated till, painful tender?
See a doctor: That's a pretty good sized lump on your back. I would recommend getting it seen by a doctor - impossible to really say what it is, but it DOES need to be seen to make sure it is not anything serious. Sometimes cysts or lipomas can appear on the back, but can only make that call after a proper exam. ...Read more
Lump popped up under shoulder blade after having a lump upper arm same side. Numb skin but extremely painful when walking laying sitting.?
See a doctor: This may be an infection that needs to be drained. Only by seeing a doctor and having an exam of the area can this be determined. ...Read more
Firm lump on shoulder blade that does not move. Been there for about two yrs, recently growing and increased discomfort. Fairly certain not a lipoma.
Get evaluated: Any lump increasing in size or associated with discomfort warrants evaluation, particularly if present for fairly lengthy duration. I would not venture to guess what it may or may not be without an exam. ...Read more
See PCP: 'lumps' on shoulder blades could be several things but what u should do is see your physician. Fatty benign tumors (lipomas) are common here. If u fell, an organizing hematoma may be forming. Osteochondromas are not uncommon on the scapula. All this is speculation; see your pcp w/ possible referral to orthopedist. Best of luck! ...Read more
I have a lump near my right shoulder blade. It causes me pain an discomfort almost all the time. Should I have this checked out?
Sure, check it out.: In a young person such as yourself, it's most likely nothing serious, like a lipoma (benign fatty mass). But you don't need to be bothered by it. Have it checked out and removed. Good luck! ...Read more
I have an large lump on my bottom right shoulder blade. It's not real hard but not real soft either and I can kind of move it around A little bit.
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?
Just watch it: It does not sound like anythung serious. ...Read more
I have a lump above my left shoulder blade kinda oval shaped and its been there for about a year. It recently started hurting. Constant pain?
Lipoma?: You should see a surgeon for exam and probable excision. Lipomas are self-contained fatty growths that are usually left alone unless they become large enough to cause discomfort, which is what it sounds like you have. Surgeon can do exam and see if something else or remove. ...Read more
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
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
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
My 13 yr old daughter has a very hard noticeable lump on her right shoulder blade. What could it be?
Bone repair: My first thought would be that the kid had a localized trauma to that site and scuffed the bone. It would tend to lay down a bony deposit at the site that would feel prominent. Over a few years it would likely disappear. I would point it out at her next scheduled visit so her doc could confirm/exclude the idea. ...Read more
I have a growing rock hard lump on the lower part of my left shoulder blade and if I press, lay down, or move my left arm it hurts?
Blocked gland?: A sebaceous cyst is a collection of oily fluid that occurs when an oil gland is blocked. Some folks are more prone to them than other and they often appear on the neck, shoulders, and back. Please see doc for diagnosis because it could be something else more serious an need attention. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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?
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
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.
Have lump of scar tissue size of marble at shoulder blade since shoulder injury 2 years ago. No pain to touch. Cause problem? Need to remove? How?
Have this checked: It is my advice that you have this lump checked out. It may very well be benign. However cancer can develop on scar tissue and this can generally be cured if treated properly. I suggest having a biopsy taken of the tissue for a pathological exam. Please make an appointment at a clinic to begin to follow this up. ...Read more
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?
Pain in left shoulder blade for several years, accompanied by local (skin) partial numbness, small lump towards top right that can be moved and grinds?
Numbness, lumps: These could be related, as a lump (nodule or mass) may cause pressure on a superficial nerve in that area. Grinding is common with some people's joints (crepitus) and if not painful is of little concern. If the lump and not the joint is making the grinding noise, perhaps it is time to get it checked out! ...Read more
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