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Bump on shoulder muscle. Getting larger and hurts. How to remove it?

I have a lump, or should I say more of a bump, which I thought was a knot in my muscle that needed to be kneeded.... from stress I assumed. But over the last month it seems to be larger and it hurts. I asked a friend to kind of maybe massage it and kneed it ...but she need to go see a doctor...It is located on my right shoulder ...right in the middle. Probably about an inch in diameter. Isn t that just all muscle right there??? it is the skin above my clavicle .
Asked On : Wed, 17 Oct 2012
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Hi there,

Thanks for your query.

From the information provided, the lump is either a large boil (call carbuncle) or an inflamed lymph node.

In case it is a carbuncle- due to staph infection, a course of suitable antibiotics, along with anti-inflammatory drug will liquefy the pus inside, which can then be drained surgically or it may burst on its own.

An inflamed, painful lymph node denotes acute bacterial infection in the drainage area. Identification of the site of infection and prompt treatment is the need of the hour.

Consult your doctor and apprise him of my opinion. I am certain that he will agree with me, order required tests, and- based on the reports- will prescribe suitable/modified treatment as advised.

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Answered: Wed, 11 Dec 2013
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