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Painless Lump On Spine
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
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
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
2 days, lump on my back. Middle region, right side directly next to spine. No pain during movement, but painful to the touch, no injuries?
SHOULD BE SEEN: IF YOU HAVE A PAINFUL MASS IT SHOULD BE EXAMINED BY A PHYSICIAN. ...Read more
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Could be any of the:
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
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
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
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
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