Tiny white bumps on shoulder - Doctor answers

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I have these tiny white bumps on back and shoulders. It doesn't clear up with acne medication. Does anyone know what this is and how can I clear it up?

I have these tiny white bumps on back and shoulders. It doesn't clear up with acne medication. Does anyone know what this is and how can I clear it up?

Milia or white heads: They may be "milia, " which are popularly known as "white heads" - small cysts which form within the walls of hair follicles. Formation of these may be promoted by the application of occlusive ointments or lotions to the skin. If these have not resolved with the use of over-the-counter acne medications, I would suggest seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I think I popped my shoulder whilst biking. I was just a tiny little bump. 3 months on I'm still feeling pain should it really take this long to heal?

I think I popped my shoulder whilst biking. I was just a tiny little bump. 3 months on I'm still feeling pain should it really take this long to heal?

3 months seems long: A shoulder injury from biking should be evaluated by a sports medicine doctor or an orthopedic doctor if the injury does not heal up quickly. Perhaps a ligament (holding 2 bones together) was damaged. Sometimes there is impingement, where a ligament or bone is pressing on another ligament or muscle. After initial treatment, physical therapy for a few weeks should help regain normal mobility. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has a large bump on her upper-shoulder, neck area. It started small but gradually got larger as time progressed. It hurts to the touch.

My girlfriend has a large bump on her upper-shoulder, neck area. It started small but gradually got larger as time progressed. It hurts to the touch.

Bump on the neck: This might be an enlarged lymph node or a cystic structure associated with the skin or tissue just under the skin. If it is tender it may be a normal reactive lymph node or a sebaceous cyst. If it does not resolve she should see a doctor for evaluation. If it is a cystic structure her doctor can help you decide how to treat it. If it is an enlarged lymph node they may suggest an ultrasound. ...Read more

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A year ago I fell and hurt my left shoulder blade and since then I have this tiny unseen bump on my shoulder what is it?

A year ago I fell and hurt my left shoulder blade and since then I have this tiny unseen bump on my shoulder what is it?

It may: Be a calcified sub-periosteal hematoma (bone bruise) A simple x ray will confirm!
Ask your PCP (Primary Care Provider)
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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My left coller bone hurts when I move my shoulder forward, and there is a small bump near the end of my collerbone, near my shoulder.

My left coller bone hurts when I move my shoulder forward, and there is a small bump near the end of my collerbone, near my shoulder.

Answered once, but-: Could B from an arthritic process of the AC joint or an unusual presentation of gout. see Ur PCP for hands on xam imaging as well as lab 4 uric acid level. ...Read more

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My mom having a very small bump near an underarm, but not that near, its a bit bellow shoulder. Not painful. Not visible, only felt whn touched.

My mom having a very small bump near an underarm, but not that near, its a bit bellow shoulder. Not painful. Not visible, only felt whn touched.

Lumps and bumps!: More info is needed. How long has she had it? Is it hard or soft. If it is not painful it is probably something minor. But she should have it checked to be sure. ...Read more

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I have a swollen red rash-like area on the back of my shoulder with a center that has tiny bumps. Its painful when I move. I've had this before?

I have a swollen red rash-like area on the back of my shoulder with a center that has tiny bumps. Its painful when I move. I've had this before?

Shingles? Herpes?: Could be shingles [herpes zoster] if on one side of spine, tingling, little bumps red rash or herpes if recurrant in same place again tingling, little grapelike vesicles on red rash, like a cold sore on the lips[usually herpes type 1] lasts a week then crusts over. Could be simple staph infection, if pus in the bums could be mrsa, need Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or doxycycline or minocycline or clindamycin ...Read more

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I've had a small bump my shoulder for awhile, recently it appears to have a freckle/mole on it (reddish/brown)& at times itches. Should I be concernd?

I've had a small bump my shoulder for awhile, recently it appears to have a freckle/mole on it (reddish/brown)& at times itches. Should I be concernd?

Needs biopsy: An enlarging or changing mole should be addressed by excisional biopsy. See your dermatologist or plastic surgeon to have it addressed. The obvious concern is a change or dysplasia in a mole which can lead to melanoma. ...Read more

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I have a small, hard bump under my skin on my shoulder. It's the size of a small pimple, but it's been there almost 6 months and I can't get rid of it?

I have a small, hard bump under my skin on my shoulder. It's the size of a small pimple, but it's been there almost 6 months and I can't get rid of it?

See Dermatologist: Could be many things but most common thing would be a cyst. See your doctor and/or a dermatologist in order to figure it out. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have a small bump on my right shoulder that I think is a blood blister, it doesn't hurt nor does it itch, what should I do about it?

I have a small bump on my right shoulder that I think is a blood blister, it doesn't hurt nor does it itch, what should I do about it?

Get it checked out: If this is bright red it is probably a benign lesion called a hemangioma but if dark and not improving it may be a skin cancer such as melanoma and it should be evaluated as soon as possible to be on the safe side. There are many other benign (good) possibilities but without more information I think it would be best if you contacted your doctor on monday, . ...Read more

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Very tiny, skin coloured bump where breast joins the shoulder, no itch, no pain, no redness, flattens when pressed. Anything to be worried?

Skin Tag: What you are likely describing appears to be a skin tag, without actually looking at it it's hard to say definitively however given the location and your description a skin tag is most likely. If it increases in size changes shape or color certainly see your doctor as soon as possible or make an appointment with one of our HealthTap Doctors. ...Read more

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Have a small freely moving bump under the skin on the back of both shoulder blades, are there lymph nodes there & where would they drain from?

Have a small freely moving bump under the skin on the back of both shoulder blades, are there lymph nodes there & where would they drain from?

No: Could be lipomas also- if they bother you, see a dermatologist or orthopedic doc- lymph nodes are not common by the shoulder blades but lipoma are ...Read more