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Doctor insights on: Squishy Lump On Shoulder

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What causes lump on top of shoulder?

What causes lump on top of shoulder?

Possibly a cyst/mass: A lump could represent a cyst or a mass. A lump could represent a cyst or a mass. You should have it evaluated if it is increasing in size and painful. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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What do lumps near the shoulder blade mean?

What do lumps near the shoulder blade mean?

Hard to say: Without an exam it is hard to answer your question. Examination is required to determine what these lumps are. They may be something simple like lipomas or sebaceous cysts. ...Read more

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What can I do about a painful lump on top of shoulder?

What can I do about a painful lump on top of shoulder?

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

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I have a hard shiny lump on my shoulder. Had for long time.

I have a hard shiny lump on my shoulder. Had for long time.

1 look=1000 words: How big is the lump? Is it painful? Discolored? More information or maybe a picture would be helpful to further give an impression of what this means. It could be many different things, and many of these are not serious medical problems. Getting a doctor to look at it will help to tell what it is, but sometimes you don't know for sure until it is removed. But not all lumps need to be removed. ...Read more

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I have a lump on the back of my shoulder that hurts only if squeezed?

I have a lump on the back of my shoulder that hurts only if squeezed?

Lump: This tenderness on squeezing is nonspecific. A physician would have to examine the lump in order to make a diagnosis. Any mass can be tender on squeezing and that includes benign lipoma or other growths, cysts or abscess like a boil. Have the lump examined by your physician or surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my shoulder for about 1year do I have to be worried?

I have a lump on my shoulder for about 1year do I have to be worried?

Can't Say: If this is a painless lump that is not growing and you noticed it incidentally than likely ok to watch. If painful or growing or any other signs of activity, better have it evaluated. From your question, it isn't clear if your lump is a new growth or a bump from a bony protuberence. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause a large lump on top of your shoulder?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Seek medical advice: Any lump that grows beyond one centimeter in size needs a medical examination and a biopsy consideration. Leaving a growing mass unattended can be a disaster in the end. No more delays...Go get a check up and ask for a biopsy, if need be. ...Read more

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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?

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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Squishy moveable lump on lower neck where my neck meets my shoulder. Doesn't hurt, on left side. Size of pea maybe. Should I be concerned?

Squishy moveable lump on lower neck where my neck meets my shoulder. Doesn't hurt, on left side. Size of pea maybe. Should I be concerned?

Yes, see a doctor: You should have this evaluated. It could be a lymph node or possible a mass. It may also be related to an infection. ...Read more

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Lumps at top of shoulder? Normal?

Lumps at top of shoulder? Normal?

Simple vs serious: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many factors. The vast majority are not cancer but simply unusual growths like fatty tumors, cysts, skin tags, moles, etc. Most cause no symptoms and can be watched. If they cause symptoms or change colors, bleed, bruise or hurt, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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What do I do about a growing lump on my shoulder blade?

What do I do about a growing lump on my shoulder blade?

See your Orthopod or: Pcp, so that its investigated with xrays, maybe ct/mri to determine the nature of the swelling. ...Read more

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What should I do about this small lump on my left shoulder?

What should I do about this small lump on my left shoulder?

Find what is it: When find what is it you will be able to find what to do with it. ...Read more

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Only couple of red small lumps on back shoulder with itching?

Only couple of red small lumps on back shoulder with itching?

Tough to know: Your problem could be caused by a number of things. To really know what is happening and how best to treat your problem, you will need to see a health care provider in person. Good luck to you. :). ...Read more

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If a lump been on your shoulder for five years, is it cancerous now?

If a lump been on your shoulder for five years, is it cancerous now?

?: "lumps" on the dkin are not always cancer. The only way to answer this question is to have your family physician examine you. ...Read more

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Pain shoulder and chest, lumps in back of tounge feels like I cant get enough air?

Pain shoulder and chest, lumps in back of tounge feels like I cant get enough air?

Depends: Shoulder, shortness of breath and chest pain has many causes and many implications. Some are minor and some can be life threatening. More information a complete history and physical is recommended by your doctor or to the emergency room if you indeed have these symptoms. Good luck ...Read more

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Was stretching/ felt pinch in shoulder blade/ small lump formed/ what is is and is it bad?

Was stretching/ felt pinch in shoulder blade/ small lump formed/ what is is and is it bad?

Muscle or blood leak: Could be that you ruptured a small capillary (blood vessel) or stretched a muscle into prolonged contraction and it knotted up, like a trigger point ...Read more

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I have a lump on my left shoulder notice it 3 years ago, since then I notice its getting a bit bigger maybe a size of a quarter. Please help?

Mri: I believe further investigation is needed. If for no other reason peace of mind. MRI is ideal to see if is a lipoma a fatty tumor or something else. The fact that it has changed is of note. Best visit your doctor and discuss what to do next ...Read more

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My husband has a lump on the right side between his neck and shoulder....when touched it moves around. ..he says its hurts when touched or moved?

My husband has a lump on the right side between his neck and shoulder....when touched it moves around. ..he says its hurts when touched or moved?

See doc: While lesions that are easily mobile are generally benign, many exceptions exist. Your doctor may be able to diagnose a lipoma or cyst based on physical exam or he/she may recommend imaging or even a biopsy. Difficult to give a firm answer without feeling it. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my left shoulder blade, what should I do?

I have a lump on my left shoulder blade, what should I do?

See PCP: 'lumps' on shoulder blades could be several things but what u should do is see your physician. Fatty benign tumors (lipomas) are common here. If u fell, an organizing hematoma may be forming. Osteochondromas are not uncommon on the scapula. All this is speculation; see your pcp w/ possible referral to orthopedist. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I tore my bicep now I have a lump on the top of my shoulder what is it?

I tore my bicep now I have a lump on the top of my shoulder what is it?

Usually Ur muscle...: ..Bunches up in the mid 4-arm to if close 2 the joint may form a knot in it in an attempt 2 heal. U may feel this if u r thin, or if the healing bundle is large. ...Read more

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Hard lump on my shoulder and its very painful when I lift my arm or try picking my kids up?

Shoulder lump: Shoulder lump- need to be more specific in determining how lump is interfering with range of motion. Important to followup with an exam by a physician. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my upper part of my back and I had a lot of pain in my shoulder and my neck what could it be?

I have a lump on my upper part of my back and I had a lot of pain in my shoulder and my neck what could it be?

Lot of possibilities: There are a number of possibilities for the cause of your symptoms. You should see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more