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Squishy Lump On 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Find what is it: When find what is it you will be able to find what to do with it. ...Read more
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
See doctor: Make an appointment with your doctor for evaluation and treatment plan ...Read more
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
I got hit on the shoulder real hard about 4 months ago and now I got a lump just below my collarbone since then. What could it be?
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?
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?
I have a little lump on the lower right side of my neck. My neck has been very stiff and I have knots in my back by my shoulder blades. Is it a knot?
Have them checked: The differential will include cyst, lipomas and infectious etiology. ...Read more
Hello, I have found a lump on My upper left back, it is doughy and can move it around, I have had shoulder problems recently and my shoulder clicks. A?
Question cut off: Tight roapy band? Cyst? Lipoma? We can't diagnose with available info. ...Read more
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
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
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
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