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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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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

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

Need to be checked: You had melanoma removed and now have a lump, it needs to be checked.Er is not the right place, you should go to clinic where it can be followed or see the doctors who treated you. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
Daily
Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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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?

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

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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

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Stretch and exercise
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Use NSAIDs and pain medications for relief
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Get an X-ray/MRI in 4 weeks if not better
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See a spine specialist if not better after 6 weeks
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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.

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

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What do I do about a growing lump on my shoulder blade?

What do I do about a growing lump on my shoulder blade?

See your Orthopod or: Pcp, so that its investigated with xrays, maybe ct/mri to determine the nature of the swelling. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use a good lumbar support for proper sitting posture
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Always focus on your posture
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Try deep tissue massage
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I have a lump on my left shoulder blade, what should I do?

I have a lump on my left shoulder blade, what should I do?

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

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