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Painless Lump On Upper Back
I have a lump on my upper back it's painless but sometimes i feel like if I have so much stress and i feel tight. I don't know what it can be?
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
I have swollen lymph nodes in my neck and a lump on my upper back. All are painless. Should I see a doctor about this?
Yes: Most lumps in back are sebaceous cysts or lipomas. If a lesion there were malignant it would drain to axilla and not neck. The lump should be examined to define its nature and then if excsion not indicated, the nature of the cervical nodes should be evaluated. This can only be accomplished by a physician. ...Read more
I have a fatty lump in my back, recently it is causing pain in my upper back and neck, is there anything that can be done? Thanks.
Evaluate and remove: It sounds like a subtype of a lipoma with more fibrous tissue that tends to be more symptomatic for people and occurs in the upper back area. I would recommend seeing a dermatologist or a surgeon for evaluation ant remove it most likely within an hour under local anesthesia. They may want to image it to ensure it isn't impinging on vital nerves. ...Read more
I have a lump on the upper back by my spine. It has been there for a while, so i decided to squeeze it. Since i squeezed it has hurt. What is it?Help
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
I recently got an ultrasound for a mass on the midline of my upper back. But the results came back as no mass or abnormality. What is it then?
Dunno: Ask your doc what he thought he was looking for. ...Read more
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