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I have a lump in my back what could it be?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Many possibilities

A "lump in my back" can be due to a number of things including a lipoma (fatty mass), sebaceous cyst, lymphoma, tumor (muscle, skin, or other tumor), keloid, bony prominence, or other causes.
See your doctor for a more definite diagnosis and possible treatment plan.

In brief: Many possibilities

A "lump in my back" can be due to a number of things including a lipoma (fatty mass), sebaceous cyst, lymphoma, tumor (muscle, skin, or other tumor), keloid, bony prominence, or other causes.
See your doctor for a more definite diagnosis and possible treatment plan.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Remove new lumps

New lumps on the back may be surface growths or dermal (under the epidermis of the skin but above the fat) such as cysts, keratoses, moles , fatty growths (lipomas) or muscular growths.
There truly are a myriad of possibilities. Either a dermatologist, surgeon , or your primary care doctor should examine you but in order to prove it's not malignant it is wise to remove new lesions for a biopsy.

In brief: Remove new lumps

New lumps on the back may be surface growths or dermal (under the epidermis of the skin but above the fat) such as cysts, keratoses, moles , fatty growths (lipomas) or muscular growths.
There truly are a myriad of possibilities. Either a dermatologist, surgeon , or your primary care doctor should examine you but in order to prove it's not malignant it is wise to remove new lesions for a biopsy.
Dr. Ronald Shelton
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