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Large lump on upper back thigh now has grown to be somewhat on my lower buttocks. causing my hips to give out and hard to sit or walk. i believe it ?

Large lump on upper back thigh now has grown to be somewhat on my lower buttocks.  causing my hips to give out and hard to sit or walk.  i believe it ?

Needs to be checked: I suggest you have it checked by your family doctor.It may be an infection like an abscess or a tumor causin swelling and pain and it is getting worse and you are not able to sit.If you cant get an appointment with your doctor then go to ER ...Read more

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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.

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

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I have a hard red itchy lump in the middle of my upper back what could this be?

I have a hard red itchy lump in the middle of my upper back what could this be?

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

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Upper back very red burning sensation and feel lumps under skin?

Upper back very red burning sensation and feel lumps  under skin?

Hard to say: Without being able to see the area, but one possibility is shingles. It sounds like its very painful for you. Please consider seeing your doctor as there are helpful treatments available. ...Read more

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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?

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?

You're concerned: If you're concerned about something on your body and don't know what it can be, please see your doctor who can examine you. Your specific question could be answered more effectively that way. ...Read more

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Have a sore small redish lump on spine/upper back area today but noticed it was sore about a week ago. Not sure what it could be.

Have a sore small redish lump on spine/upper back area today but noticed it was sore about a week ago. Not sure what it could be.

Cyst: It is possible that you have a sebaceous cyst with infection. There are other possibilities of course but it cannot be accurately determined without an examination. You should see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I found a hard non mobile lump under the skin that is on my upper back it is painful to the touch . It is where the shoulder and neck meet . ?

I found a hard non mobile lump under the skin that is on my upper back it is painful to the touch . It is where the shoulder and neck meet . ?

Blocked gland?: A sebaceous cyst is a collection of oily fluid that occurs when an oil gland is blocked. Some folks are more prone to them than other and they often appear on the neck, shoulders, and back. Try to avoid skin products that are oily. Stay away from transfats and bad oils, which is good for overall health. See doc for proper diagnosis because it could be more serious. ...Read more

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I have what feels like a lump of bone in my upper back right next to my spine on the left side that causes severe stabbing pain. ?

I have what feels like a lump of bone in my upper back right next to my spine on the left side that causes severe stabbing pain. 

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Hard mass with pain: Please see your primary care physician for exam and imaging if indicated. Severe pain is not to be ignored. I am sure you have been worried about things like cancer. Best not to put off the exam so you can relieve anxiety and get help. If the pain is unbearable, urgent care or ER for treatment. ...Read more

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My 2 month old baby has a hard lump on her upper back, between the shoulder blade and the spine. I'm wondering if you could possibly help me?

My 2 month old baby has a hard lump on her upper back, between the shoulder blade and the spine. I'm wondering if you could possibly help me?

Sorry: but you MUST consult your baby's PEDIATRICIAN ASAP or go to the Walk In Unit of a good General Hospital or preferably Children's hospital! Good luck .....hope this helps... Dr Z ...Read more

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I have a tiny knot/lump on the upper back of my head that wasn't but now is sore/burning. A 2nd one seems to be coming up. Should I be concerned?

I have a tiny knot/lump on the upper back of my head that wasn't but now is sore/burning. A 2nd one seems to be coming up. Should I be concerned?

2 options: Two things come to mind. The most likely is small cysts that are becoming irritated or infected. The other possibility is lymph nodes that are swelling up. Either way you should get it checked because either condition might require treatment. I would say it's not terribly concerning but if left without treatment could get worse. ...Read more

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This morning I found a marble sized lump on the upper back part of my neck and a soft tender spot on my head above the lump. Should I be concerned?

This morning I found a marble sized lump on the upper back part of my neck and a soft tender spot on my head above the lump. Should I be concerned?

Lymph node?: It sounds like an enlarged lymph node. The soft tender spot is probably what the lymph node is associated with. If it gets worse instead of better, see a doctor. I wish you the best! ...Read more