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Soft Lump On Shoulder
I have a lump on the top of my shoulder that is roughly around two inches around. It is soft and painless. What could this be?
Depends: Depending on the location, this could be a lipoma or fatty tumor or could represent a ganglion off the ac joint which is more anteriorly based towards end of collarbone. If the mass is enlarging it may be important to have this checked out as soft tissue sarcomas and more aggressive things can be painless at first so would follow this appropriately. ...Read more
I have an large lump on my bottom right shoulder blade.It's not real hard but not real soft either and I can kind of move it around A little bit.
My dad had a stroke last month, says he has a lump on rt.side from shoulder on down to elbow, says real soft? What could this be?
?: Impossible to say on-line. Since "a picture is worth a thousand words" imagine what an actual exam could provide! ...Read more
What do you suggest if my father had a stroke last month, says he has a lump on rt.side from shoulder on down to elbow, says real soft?
Seek medical attn: Most likely this "lump" is unrelated to his stroke, but the only way to know what is going on is to be evaluated by a medical professional. If he was placed on blood thinners for his stroke it is possible that it could be a hematoma, but again he would need to be seen by a physician to determine this. Recommend he see his primary care physician for evaluation. ...Read more
Can a strained muscle in shoulder cause a soft lump near armpit with AP/breast pain. The lump feels like it moves is not rock hard and is near rib. ?
Should i be concerned about a smooth painless lump on the back of my shoulder. I noticed it about a 1yr ago but it has grown twice the size .
May be AC joint pain: The ac joint is where your clavicle meets your acromion (see diagram) and may become arthritic and cause a painful lump on the top of your shoulder. Doing a quick google search to see if this fits with what you are seeing and feeling is reasonable. If this does not fit or you think you need treatment then you should see someone for an evaluation in person. ...Read more
Depends: This could arise from multiple causes. If located over the ac joint you may have a cyst or ganglion off the joint. You could also have a lipoma or less frequent and worst case scenario a soft tissue tumor like a sarcoma. If it is growing or concerning i would recommend a formal evaluation by your pcp or an orthopedic specialist. ...Read more
My husband has about more or less 1.5 inch lump in his back between the shoulder blades. Movable, painless didn't change in size. What could it be?
Some thoughts...: A movable, painless lump on the back might be a sabaceous cyst (not much trouble unless infected), or a benign fatty growth called a lipoma. But the fact is, it's a lump. Have your husband's doctor look at this. One surgeon i know says, "the best place for a lump is in a specimen bottle." of course, that's not always the case - but have his doctor evaluate him to be sure. ...Read more
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