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I have found a lump on the right of my spine'. No pain and it doesn't move. Also my bottom on the right side sometimes hurts.?

I have found a lump on the right of my spine'. No pain and it doesn't move. Also my bottom on the right side sometimes hurts.?

Need exam: We can not tell you what this is without an exam. It could be something serious or something benign. Please see a doctor for an exam soon. ...Read more

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I noticed a painless lump on my back (beside my spine) several years ago. Just the other day, I noticed it again but seems to be bigger. What is it?

I noticed a painless lump on my back (beside my spine) several years ago. Just the other day, I noticed it again but seems to be bigger. What is it?

Most likely it is a: Simple cyst or possibly a non cancerous fatty tumor called a lipoma but see you doctor for an opinion and if it irritates you thry can be treated. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump on my back to the left of my spine, there is no pain but the lump is very hard and approx 1.5cm wide, I'm 18 years old?

Lump: Have it seen by a doc. That's number one. It is probably an inclusion cyst from the skin, possibly a fatty tumor underneath the skin, called lipoma, but they typically are not firm. Again, have it seen! ...Read more

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I have a hard smallish lump at the bottom of my spine and when I apply pressure on it, it bleeds a little. I have no pain when sitting or walking.

I have a hard smallish lump at the bottom of my spine and when I apply pressure on it, it bleeds a little. I have no pain when sitting or walking.

Sounds like: pilonidal cyst. Show it to a surgeon. It is not possible to know for sure without physical examination. If it is a pilonidal cyst, it is not a serious problem unless it becomes acutely infected. ...Read more

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Small lump on the back of my neck near my spine. Several months ago it popped with a soft material. Will not go away and is under skin, painless, moves?

Small lump on the back of my neck near my spine. Several months ago it popped with a soft material. Will not go away and is under skin, painless, moves?

Epidermal cyst: Epidermal cysts are benign, but they are a nuisance, because they periodically go through the cycle that you described. Eventually it will swell up and pop again, discharging evil-smelling toothpaste-like stuff, and later on it will do it again... So you should have it removed. Any dermatologist can do it in the office with local anesthetic. Minor surgery. No hurry. ...Read more

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My husband noticed a hard, immovable, painless lump, in thoracic region, about 3 months ago. I noticed several more along spine. Thoughts??

My husband noticed a hard, immovable, painless lump, in thoracic region, about 3 months ago. I noticed several more along spine. Thoughts??

Lump: The most likely cause would be a lipoma which is benign, However, the fact that you have noticed more lumps warrants getting checked. Either way the lumps need to be seen and a biopsy may be the only way to tell what they are. ...Read more

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36yr male, found a lump below rib cage on my back, left side about 3-4 inches from my spine and closer to my side. No pain and under skin. What is it?

36yr male, found a lump below rib cage on my back, left side about 3-4 inches from my spine and closer to my side. No pain and under skin. What is it?

Lump: Hard to tell exactly what it is without seeing or feeling it, but if it is well circumscribed, mobile, chances are it is a sebacious cyst - a cyst originated from an oil gland whose oil could not evacuate and built inside to form a cyst. It's benign but above certain pressure it may pop open and get infected. ...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

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Please advise if it's normal to have a lump on the lower spine?

Please advise if it's normal to have a lump on the lower spine?

Depends: This would depend on the nature of the lump. I assume that you are referring to a lump that you can see on the back. If it is new and growing and painful-it needs to be checked out to make certain that it is not a tumor or infection. It is is boggy or has fluid, it needs to be checked out as it might represent a connection down into the spinal canal. ...Read more

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There is a lump on my spine, about in the middle of my spine. What could this be?

There is a lump on my spine, about in the middle of my spine. What could this be?

Could be any of the: Following:
1: skin tissue elements: like a simple cyst, sebaceous cyst, fatty tumor, nerve tissue tumor, etc;
2: deeper soft tissues: pulled muscle, tendon, ligament injuries with associated collection of blood/tissue fluid, etc;
3: bony structures: bone cysts, tumors, healing fx ;
4: nerve elements from the underlying spine itself;

see pcp or an orthopod to get DX and treated.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi I just noticed a lump on my spine below my shoulders in centre bit worried about it?

Lump: Where is the lump exactly: is it superficial or deep. Is it movable? Does it hurt to touch? Is it rubbery. Let us know to see needs further evaluation. ...Read more

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Do you think I should worry about a small lump at the bottom of my back close to the spine?

Do you think I should worry about a small lump at the bottom of my back close to the spine?

Back Pain and lump: Symptoms of a "knot" or "lump" are most likely a muscle spasm if painful. Alas, may simply be a normal variation, but could also indicate sacroiliac pain (not serious) or facet syndrome (pain made worse by extending the back as a result of pressure on the small joints in the spine). Lumps can also be benign tumors, but usually not painful. See a doc if no better. ...Read more

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My back started to hurt about a week ago and a few days ago I noticed a lump on my spine. What could it be?

My back started to hurt about a week ago and a few days ago I noticed a lump on my spine. What could it be?

You want: To see your doc. The lump could be anything from nothing, meaning lipoma, to something much more serious. NO REASON TO WAIT AND PROCRASTINATE. You clearly want to have this checked out. ...Read more

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I recently found a hard lump on my spine (sits on the right side of my spine). I'm not sure how long it has been there. What could this be?

I recently found a hard lump on my spine (sits on the right side of my spine). I'm not sure how long it has been there. What could this be?

Lipoma: A lipoma is a growth of fat cells in a thin, fibrous capsule usually found just below the skin. Lipomas are found most often on the torso, neck, upper thighs, upper arms, and armpits, but they can occur almost anywhere in the body. One or more lipomas may be present at the same time. ...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?

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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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