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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

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Hard pea sized slightly moveable lump left side of neck on muscle. When stretch neck to other side seems to disappear. Normal chest xray and blood wrk?

Hard pea sized slightly moveable lump left side of neck on muscle. When stretch neck to other side seems to disappear. Normal chest xray and blood wrk?

Probable Lymph Node: It's probably a small lymph node just doing it's job. Keep track of it and check with your primary doctor. ...Read more

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Should a hard lump on inner side of calf muscle be cause for concern? Lump is small. Recently had a similar hard lump on back of neck. 33 yr old male.

Should a hard lump on inner side of calf muscle be cause for concern? Lump is small. Recently had a similar hard lump on back of neck. 33 yr old male.

Get examined: Most "lumps" a person finds are benign should be evaluated by a doc at least for piece of mind. Special tests like an MRI or ultimately a biopsy may be in order. They should at least be sized and have a follow exam as well. ...Read more

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I have a lump on back left side of neck under hairline next to spine it's under the skin no movement more rubber than hard feeling changes sizes?

I have a lump on back left side of neck under hairline next to spine it's under the skin no movement more rubber than hard feeling  changes sizes?

Maybe a lipoma: You may have what is called a lipoma. This is a fancy name for a little bundle of fat under the skin. Lipomas are totally benign. However, you should go see your dermatologist to get an exact diagnosis. I'm not happy that you describe it as "no movement". Just get it checked to be sure. ...Read more

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Bump on rside above sternocleidomastoid muscle & on lside on (neck)upper trapezius muscle for about 5 month now, what could it be? (lump? For so long?

Bump on rside above sternocleidomastoid muscle & on lside on (neck)upper trapezius muscle for about 5 month now, what could it be? (lump? For so long?

Neck Bump: Any "bump" present this long needs further evaluation. Most bumps due to infections of the upper respiratory tract resolve within a few weeks of the infection. A bump present longer than a couple of months needs urgent evaluation. Go see your doctor. You may need to see an ent. ...Read more

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What can cause a lump on my neck with soreness neck has been sore for 2 month and massage therapist noticed the lump

What can cause a lump on my neck with soreness neck has been sore for 2 month and massage therapist noticed the lump

Neck mass: Many possibilities, ranging to benign cyst to lymphoma, see an ENT doctor for exam and work up! ...Read more

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Swelling at bottom side of neck. Feels puffy not hard. Shoulder pain for a while. GP thought lymph node and on anti-bio but size same after a week. ?

Swelling at bottom side of neck. Feels  puffy not hard. Shoulder pain for a while. GP thought lymph node and on anti-bio but size same after a week. ?

If it is an: enlarged lymph node, it should resolve after 1 to 2 weeks. It could be something else, such as lipoma or cystic hygroma, both benign conditions. Show it to a surgeon if mass persists. ...Read more

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16yo girl. pea sized lump under skin in area behind collar bone and muscle from head to neck. haas been there 6 mths. shrinking or same size. pls help?

16yo girl. pea sized lump under skin in area behind collar bone and muscle from head to neck. haas been there 6 mths. shrinking or same size. pls help?

Probably OK: If the lump is pea sized and not enlarging it is probably a reactive lymph node. Contact your doctor if it starts to get bigger. and relax, it sounds benign ...Read more

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Bulge (painless, soft, <1 cm) on right side of neck when head is turn to left and neck + shoulder muscles are contracted and right arm raised. Worry?

Bulge (painless, soft, <1 cm) on right side of neck when head is turn to left and neck + shoulder muscles are contracted and right arm  raised. Worry?

Painless neck bulge: Neck mases always need evaluation specially in smokers or patients with family history of cancers. Havind said this many are benign anatomy findings or variation your family Doctor can help you navagate appropiate testing ...Read more

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Can your muscle feel like a lump? I feel a small lump on my upper left side thigh. It is painful to the touch. No trama. Recent weight and muscle loss

Can your muscle feel like a lump? I feel a small lump on my upper left side thigh. It is painful to the touch. No trama. Recent weight and muscle loss

Need an exam: Are you sure it's your muscle? Could if be an enlarged lymph node? Could it be an abscess that needs to be drained? Hard to advise without an in person exam. Usually muscles don't form small lumps ...Read more

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I found a mass the size of a thumbprint that's firm/bony &very tender to the touch. It's on the left side ear level. Below it, sore node on back neck?

I found a mass the size of a thumbprint that's firm/bony &very tender to the touch. It's on the left side ear level. Below it, sore node on back neck?

Exam needed: I recommend that you have a physician examine this mass. Even if it appears to be an enlarged lymph node it should be reexamined in a week or two to assure that it has receded in size and if it hasn't, further evaluation by biopsy may be advised in order to rule out malignancy. Reexamination is also important to ensure that other masses have not appeared. ...Read more

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I have pea to penny size recurring bumps on my back, shoulder blade, bicep forearm, upper calf and outer thigh areas for a yr now. please help?

I have pea to penny size recurring bumps on my back, shoulder blade, bicep forearm, upper calf and outer thigh areas for a yr now.  please help?

Dermatologist: Are these bumps itchy? Do they resolve in a day only to appear elsewhere? If so they sound like hives which are usually an allergic reaction to something internal or external or even to stress and temperature changes. Insect bites are less likely. A dermatologist is best qualified to evaluate, diagnose and treat you. ...Read more

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I have a painful lump under skin on bicep/ elbow. Hard lump not visible to the eye. Sends pain down arm?

I have a painful lump under skin on bicep/ elbow. Hard lump not visible  to the eye. Sends pain down arm?

Varies: There are a number of possibilities; from an enlarged lymph node, to a growth of a tumor or an infectious process among other possibilities. If it is red, painful, enlarging you should probably be seen immediately. If it is not, you could potentially moniter it and if it does not resolve over 4 weeks be seen. It is hard to say more without a direct examination. ...Read more

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Several mouth ulcers & sore throat. Pain/tenderness in jaw with pea size firm movable mass. Mass is on jaw line middle of lower jaw. What is this?

Several mouth ulcers & sore throat. Pain/tenderness  in jaw with pea size firm movable mass. Mass is on jaw line middle of lower jaw. What is this?

Possible lymph node: When a body fights bacteria or a virus the lymph nodes drain away the results and sometimes they will swell when active . An exam by a dentist or physician is warranted ...Read more

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Large hard mass on right collar bone with off and on chest pain and neck stiffness ?

Large hard mass on right collar bone with off and on chest pain and neck stiffness ?

Mass: If this is a new swelling, I would be concerned for an infection. Other possibilities would be bony mass or possible dislocation of clavicle and sternum. ...Read more

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Pea size lump under coller bone pain in breast and shoulder, what is it?

Pea size lump under coller bone pain in breast and shoulder, what is it?

Does not appear seri: I doubt if this is anything serious. You should show the lump to your doctor and let him/her do a clinical breast examination to make sure that all is well and seek advise for further action, if required. ...Read more

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Have a muscle knot in my neck, right side. 1+ weeks. Flector patch, (diclofenac) Advil 600+ not touching it. Should i heat or ice it? Other strategies?

Have a muscle knot in my neck, right side. 1+ weeks. Flector patch, (diclofenac) Advil 600+ not touching it. Should i heat or ice it? Other strategies?

Ice: Is it just a muscle knot or is it something that is hurting you? Muscle knots can be present due to posture and strain. Ice as well as warmth can help. Try icing it first with a frozen bean bag for about 3-5 minutes followed by stretching the area. ...Read more