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Old 07-23-2009, 04:23 PM
 
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Hello everyone, I have this lump on my back right underneath my left shoulder blade. At first I thought it was just a knot because its movable, but its been there a really long time and has been causing some pain lately. I don't go to the doctor very often....really do not even know what kind of doctor I would go to for this. Anyone have any clue about what this could be? Thanks as always.
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Old 07-23-2009, 06:26 PM
 
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Start with a family physican 'it could just be a common cyst.
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Old 07-24-2009, 08:17 AM
 
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Go to your family doctor. It could be just a lump of fat that will disappear, but it should be checked out. Good luck!
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Old 07-24-2009, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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Start with a family physican 'it could just be a common cyst.
Exactly what I was going to say, but if it is growing or in pain, or large, very wise to get it checked out
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:41 PM
 
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Hi there, I was just wondering did you find out what the problem is with your back? I have the exact same problems!
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Boonies
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Could be a lipoma.
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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This thread is 2 1/2 years old .. just sayin.
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Old 01-05-2012, 01:51 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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My dad had a lump like that, and it was a benign cyst. When it got to the size of a golf ball, he had it removed. It came back again, but not as large as it was originally.

It's definitely worth a trip to the doctor so they can have a look at the lump.
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Old 11-01-2017, 05:32 PM
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I realize thread is old but wanted to add that my dad got a lump by the left shoulder blade but thought it was just pain from putting away Christmas decor.

He tried his chiro but that didn't help so went to see my mom's pain doc. The lump was found and biopsied. It was cancerous and a pet scan then showed cancer in his lungs, bone, lymphs, and soon liver and more.

The lump got really large in the next six weeks that Dad had left to live. He didn't get any treatment because it was so advanced. Went straight to home hospice care.

My dad was also the tyoe who didn't go to the doctor much. I know he had been more tired than usual and had a cough a few months earlier that they only gave z-pack for. His labs were all normal, too. He wasn't one to push for his health and instead would push himself to keep going and drive the little old ladies from church to their doc appts. He was 82.

So I'm going to say to anyone with a lump on your back from out of the blue, get it checked asap and make them do thorough tests and not just the usual ridiculously limited amount of levels they check.

My dad was loved by all. He wasn't ready to leave but accepted death with so much grace and spent those weeks tying up loose ends to ease things for my mom and having so many visitors saying goodbye, despite exhaustion.

I've seen so many doctors in the past 5 years and know more than ever that you must find your own answers and connect dots in addition to what a doctor believes. There are too many bad ones out there (same ratio of bad docs, bad hairdressers, bad plumbers, bad contractors, etc), but there is no way to weed out bad doctors. And when they don't help your problem, or make it worse, you don't get your money back and there's no manager to complain to. And most often, people don't even realize they've gotten bad service via no diagnosis when more suspicion and thought should have been exersized. I have found that sites like Healthgrades are pretty darn good at identifying the dogs or the real good docs, because they get the most ratings and comments. More people are leaving ratings now so you can get enough info on more and more doctors. This is our only way, as patients, to protect ourselves.
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