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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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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