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Hi my name is Amanda Phillips..what is this painful lump near my spine just to the right? I've also been vomiting and fevers also have autoimmune disorders

Hi my name is Amanda Phillips..what is this painful lump near my spine just to the right? I've also been vomiting and fevers also have autoimmune disorders

Hi Amanda: sorry for all what you have, but what you have mentioned needs a thorough history and physical examination in an office, unfortunately cannot be handled on this limited platform, see your doctor / any doctor for assessment and help, good luck ...Read more

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Painful lump in middle of my spine causing much discomfort when sitting lying with back against chair, bed, etc. What could this be caused by?

Painful lump in middle of my spine causing much discomfort when sitting lying with back against chair, bed, etc. What could this be caused by?

Needs to be checked: It could be an abscess.Infected cyst most likely, since it is painful you should have it checked by your doctor as you may need antibiotics or excision or incision and drainage. ...Read more

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Have a painful lump on lower back near spine for 1 1/2 years now.was also just diagnosed w/ scoliosis. 24y/o F. was told was inflame size- baseball?

Have a painful lump on lower back near spine for 1 1/2 years now.was also just diagnosed w/ scoliosis. 24y/o  F. was told was inflame  size- baseball?

Painful lump: Most painful lumps of that size and duration are lipomas, but it needs to diagnosed properly with a physical examination. What did your physician that diagnosed you with scoliosis say about it?

Other causes could be infection, or malignancy.

Please seek a medical examination and get a firm diagnosis.

Lipomas are benign and most of te time do not need to be removed unless uncomfortable. ...Read more

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I have a large hard lump by my lower spine, left side, doesn't move and won't go away, and is very painful and hurts to touch. What is this?

I have a large hard lump by my lower spine, left side, doesn't move and won't go away, and is very painful and hurts to touch. What is this?

Be seen: I would definitely be seen just to make sure it is not cancerous. That being said, the most common thing we will see is an inflamed bursa over the sacroiliac joint, known as a bursitis. When the bursa becomes inflamed it can become tender and swollen. ...Read more

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2 lumps on either side if my lower spine which big they move when pressure is applied to them and hurt when standing less painful when bending foward?

Schmorl's: nodules, related to back injury. You must be seen and evaluated by your PCP or orthopedic surgeon and you will need an MRI to diagnose these areas. ...Read more

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I found a small lump in my lower back just on the spine. Not hurting at first but now it's becoming painful. What to do?

Cyst, pilonidal?: Sounds like it might be a cyst. This is a common spot for them. Warm compresses. Should come to a head then rupture with time. If this is recurrent it may need to be removed. ...Read more

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I look like the hunch back of notre dame because of the big lump on my spine, on the back of my neck. It is very painful to the touch. What do I do?

I look like the hunch back of notre dame because of the big lump on my spine,  on the back of my neck.  It is very painful to the touch. What do I do?

See a Dr.: Have the lump evaluated and tested. It may be a benign fatty tumor called a lipoma, or a benign hump like that seen is certain disease like Cushings syndrome. Get yourself checked out and maybe the lump can be taken care of too. best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a lump between shoulder blades on spine,did not bother me at first but is painful,red and swelling now,what could it be....

I have a lump between shoulder blades on spine,did not bother me at first but is painful,red and swelling now,what could it be....

Infected cyst: it sounds like it could be an infected sebaceous cyst. You need to see your doctor to get it examined to know for sure. Cysts can be present for years and never cause a problem. But they can become infected, become red, and painful. ...Read more

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I have a big lump on my lower back on the left side, where my kidneys at, close to my spine. It's really painful and making me feel sick?

Lump: I would recconmend you see your primary doctor for evaluation , this could be as simple as a fat mass (lipoma) but other possibilities need to be considered .. Good luck ...Read more

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I have a lump at base of neck top of spine it radiates painful heat causes headaches and sweats

Have it examined: Possibilities include lipoma/fatty tumor, sebaceous cyst, lymph node etc.
Have it examined by your dr for reassurance.
Take care! ...Read more

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I have lump back of neck, just below hair to the right of spine. About an inch and not painful. Have seen three docs, all said don't worry.. Should i?

I have lump back of neck, just below hair to the right of spine. About an inch and not painful. Have seen three docs, all said don't worry.. Should i?

Hard to say: If you have a soft tissue lesion anywhere that you have noticed, it bears observation. Lesions that are increasing in size, especially rapidly, or those associated with increasing pain, are concerns for malignancy. A painless mass which is constant in size, unchanging in appearance, and unchanged over time is likely benign. Lipomas are the most common soft tissue benign lesions; common and benign. ...Read more

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Had a spinal fusion about 7 years ago I now have a very painful lump on the top of the scar and when u rub your finger down the spine it feels ridget?

Had a spinal fusion  about 7 years ago I now have a very painful lump on the top of the scar and when u rub your finger down the spine it feels ridget?

This could be just a: Simple cyst in the soft tissue to a possible sign of adjacent level or segment disease of the spine which can occur after a fusion leading to an instability. Sometimes a suture that is non absorbable can work its way up to near the skin surface as well. See your physician or your surgeon . ...Read more

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Small painful lumps on lower back close to the spine, hurts to walk and feel legs a bit heavy?

Small painful lumps on lower back close to the spine, hurts to walk and feel legs a bit heavy?

Lumps probably not : Related but feel painful as most likely little fat tumors that are common and known as lipomas that when pressed down on put pressure on underlying muscles that are sore. Pain with walking and heaviness in legs suggest a symptom pattern known as claudication that may be vascular or spinal in origin. This whould be evaluated by your doctor for a diagnosis and treatment recommendation. ...Read more

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I have a immovable lump on my lower left lumbar about 1 inch off from spine, just above the pelvis region. Not painful to touch, does not move?

I have a immovable lump on my lower left lumbar about 1 inch off from spine, just above the pelvis region.  Not painful to touch, does not move?

Well: This could be several things from a tumor or cancer or infection to benign lump. You really need to be examined by primary care physician for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Got a lump on my spine?

Varies: There are multiple potential causes. I would not hesitate to be seen for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a large lump at top spine?

Is it normal to have a large lump at top spine?

Maybe: If you are referring to the where the neck joins the trunk, yes. The lowest bone in the neck (c7) has a prominent spinous process, a projection where muscles attach. It is normal to be able to feel its tip. C2 is also large; it can be felt in some folks; it is just below the back of the skull. ...Read more