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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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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?

Posterior neck lump: Possibly a sebaceous cyst (aka epithelial inclusion cyst). Was the expressed material cheesy & malodorous? Such cysts require complete removal including capsule to prevent their recurrence. See pcp or a general surgeon for this procedure. They will first evaluate to make sure no vital structures are involved. ...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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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 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?

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. Thats 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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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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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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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