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I'm 16 & found a small, painless lump under my skin on shoulder blade;i had staff B4 but sx r not at all similar; cancer runs in family. Any concerns?

I'm 16 & found a small, painless lump under my skin on shoulder blade;i had staff B4 but sx r not at all similar; cancer runs in family. Any concerns?

Lump: This may be a simple cyst but a physician would have to examine it to be sure. A staph infection would be red and tender like a boil. If the lump persists, it's best to have the lump evaluated by a physician for peace of mind. ...Read more

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I have a painless golf ball sized lump on my shoulder joint. Doesn't feel like its an injury, no discoloration. Any ideas?

I have a painless golf ball sized lump on my shoulder joint. Doesn't feel like its an injury, no discoloration. Any ideas?

Lump: A moveable lump under the skin may represent a non cancerous cyst or lipoma (fatty growth). If the area is growing or becoming painful see a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment and to make sure a skin cancer is not present. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about a smooth painless lump on the back of my shoulder. I noticed it about a 1yr ago but it has grown twice the size.

Should I be concerned about a smooth painless lump on the back of my shoulder. I noticed it about a 1yr ago but it has grown twice the size.

Seek medical advice: Any lump that grows beyond one centimeter in size needs a medical examination and a biopsy consideration. Leaving a growing mass unattended can be a disaster in the end. No more delays...Go get a check up and ask for a biopsy, if need be. ...Read more

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Painless, unmovable, hard lump under my right shoulder blade. I was feeling some pain yesterday on my right side coming from my back to the breast.??

Painless, unmovable, hard lump under my right shoulder blade. I was feeling some pain yesterday on my right side coming from my back to the breast.??

Varies: There are a number of possibilities and I would not hesitate to be seen for it. There is a condition in which a bone outgrowth from either the scapula or rib can cause what you are describing, but there are other causes as well. An exam and appropriate studies can determine the cause. ...Read more

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I have a lump on the top of my shoulder that is roughly around two inches around. It is soft and painless. What could this be?

I have a lump on the top of my shoulder that is roughly around two inches around. It is soft and painless. What could this be?

Depends: Depending on the location, this could be a lipoma or fatty tumor or could represent a ganglion off the ac joint which is more anteriorly based towards end of collarbone. If the mass is enlarging it may be important to have this checked out as soft tissue sarcomas and more aggressive things can be painless at first so would follow this appropriately. ...Read more

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My husband has about more or less 1.5 inch lump in his back between the shoulder blades. Movable, painless didn't change in size. What could it be?

My husband has about more or less 1.5 inch lump in his back between the shoulder blades. Movable, painless didn't change in size. What could it be?

Some thoughts...: A movable, painless lump on the back might be a sabaceous cyst (not much trouble unless infected), or a benign fatty growth called a lipoma. But the fact is, it's a lump. Have your husband's doctor look at this. One surgeon I know says, "the best place for a lump is in a specimen bottle." of course, that's not always the case - but have his doctor evaluate him to be sure. ...Read more

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Hi there, I have a small lump on the back of my right shoulder, no pain and no change since a few months. Could this be anything to worry about?

Hi there, I have a small lump on the back of my right shoulder, no pain and no change since a few months. Could this be anything to worry about?

Depends on size: And how deep. It is most likely a sebaceous cyst or lipoma from your brief description, but can't tell you anything more. Show it to a doctor to make sure. ...Read more

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Large hard lump in middle of my back, directly in the center, between shoulder blades. No pain where lump is, muscle to the left, neck and shoulder ar?

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Large hard lump in middle of my back, directly in the center, between shoulder blades. No pain where lump is, muscle to the left, neck and shoulder ar?

See a doctor: How long have you had it? You should have it looked at by a doctor, but the most common thing there is lipoma, which we leave alone if it doesn‘t bother you. However, we never truly know what it is unless we remove it and do a biopsy. If someone tells me it has been present for years, I just leave it alone. ...Read more

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Small 1 CM lump where neck meets shoulder, firat noticed over a month ago. Painless, underskin down toward the muscle. Is 14 years old.

Small 1 CM lump where neck meets shoulder, firat noticed over a month ago. Painless, underskin down toward the muscle. Is 14 years old.

See your doctor: This could represent a swollen lymph node if it's closer to the neck. However, given that it's 1 cm and persists, this should be evaluated in person by a doctor. It might require x-ray imaging or even biopsy to ensure that it's benign and not representative of some kind of malignancy. Don't panic, just be cautious and have it evaluated soon. ...Read more

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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 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

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3mm lump on the scalene muscle where my shoulder meets the neck. Feels rubbery, no pain, skin moves over it. I noticed it about a week ago, thanks?

3mm lump on the scalene muscle where my shoulder meets the neck. Feels rubbery, no pain, skin moves over it. I noticed it about a week ago, thanks?

Lesion: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Small lump between my clavicle and shoulder just above armpit crease. Its about the size of a pencil eraser, no pain unsure if moves or not?

Small lump between my clavicle and shoulder just above armpit crease. Its about the size of a pencil eraser, no pain unsure if moves or not?

Lump: It may be a lymph node or cyst or a small mass in the tail of your breast. I would go in for an exam and possible imaging like an ultrasound or mammogram. ...Read more

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Pea sized lump on trapezius muscle, on shoulder/upper back not neck, hard, immobile and painless, feels like it's attached to the muscle, what is it??

Pea sized lump on trapezius muscle, on shoulder/upper back not neck, hard, immobile and painless, feels like it's attached to the muscle, what is it??

Trigger point?: Could be a lymph node, an area of muscle fibers that contracted and formed a small mass (overuse or after trauma) and/or may represent a "knot" or trigger point that can respond to tissue massage. If not growing or and painless ok to observe;get it checked out if growing/painful or persists (to make sure it's not something serious like a malignant growth) ...Read more

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I have a hardish lump on my left shoulder below my collar bone, no pain, red with purplish lines, gotten bigger the past couple of years?

I have a hardish lump on my left shoulder below my collar bone, no pain, red with purplish lines, gotten bigger the past couple of years?

Lumps need to be: Diagnosed by a doctor. What are you waiting for? Doesn't sound like its resolving......Go get it checked out it may need biopsy, or removal. ...Read more

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I have a pea sized lump on my left shoulder (neck and shoulder). It has been painless for a year and now it is sore and pains a bit. Can it be cancer?

I have a pea sized lump on my left shoulder (neck and shoulder). It has been painless for a year and now it is sore and pains a bit. Can it be cancer?

Not likely: Cancers are generally painless. If the lump is sore it may more likely be a staph infection, which needs to be looked at urgently and treated accordingly. Feel better☺️ ...Read more

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Round Lump at tip of shoulder blade after shoulder injury. Is that scar tissue? No pain when touched. Will it cause problem? See what type of doctor?

Round Lump at tip of shoulder blade after shoulder injury. Is that scar tissue? No pain when touched. Will it cause problem? See what type of doctor?

Shoulder: Depending on what part of the shoulder blade it is located on it could be some calcification that has developed after the contusion that occurred, probably the best person to see would be a orthopedic surgeon who could further evaluate this concern, they could possibly get x-rays if indicated or obtain an MRI to make sure this is nothing more then post from attic scar tissueor calcification. Good luck ...Read more

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I stretched my left arm over my left shoulder-not something I normally do. A itching lump arose 2 days later, but no pain. Did I strain a lymph node?

I stretched my left arm over my left shoulder-not something I normally do. A itching lump arose 2 days later, but no pain. Did I strain a lymph node?

No: No, you can't strain a lymph node by stretching. If the lump is itching and is in your armpit, it could be a clogged sweat gland that has caused a pimple to form. If it gets big enough over the next few days, it would be good to see a doctor to know what it is. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in my left shoulder blade/back radiating to my left breast, left arm, neck. No breast lumps and breast does not hurt when its being touched?

Sharp pain in my left shoulder blade/back radiating to my left breast, left arm, neck. No breast lumps and breast does not hurt when its being touched?

Pain neck, back: The type of radiating pain you describe is often from nerve impingement (pinching) in the neck spinal area or in the thoracic area. See your doctor for diagnosis. Physical therapy helps. Avoid neck and back strain, heavy lifting most sports for now. ...Read more