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Have had small movable lump. Having pain in chest and shoulder. Any suggestion?

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Small lump the size of a pea which can move when touched, have had chest pain on and off for around 6 months and have recent neck and shoulder pain, also pain between shoulder blades when I tilt head forward. (Not all of the time) only notices lump around 2 weeks ago, chest X-ray has come back clear. Help please? Many thanks,
Posted Mon, 29 Oct 2012 in General Health
Answered by Dr. G.Srinivasan 13 minutes later

Thanks for your query to XXXXXXX
The lump based on your description is most probably collection of fat under the skin. It needs removal only when it causes pain/sudden increase in size, otherwise can be left alone. If you are worried, kindly get examined.
The chest pain if persistent needs to be evaluated. If it is on exertion, repeated episodes occur and more often, definitely yes.
The neck and shoulder pain is most probably due to muscle spasm ( most probably trapezius spasm- fan shaped large muscle from the neck, towards the shoulder and attached to the rib cage. Muscle relaxants in the form of ointments/tablets should help during the episode.
It is a good news the chest x-ray is normal.

Take care,
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