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Cyst on shoulder blade. Tender and painful to touch. Cause?

Hi! I m a 23 year old male. I just found what it seems to be either a lymph node or a cyst on my right shoulder blade. At first I thought it was a stress knot, my roommate tried to get rid of it by massaging that spot. But today the knot grew twice the size, it is tender and it hurts to the touch. What could be the cause of this Doc.? Thank you in advance for your help and insight.
Asked On : Tue, 27 Nov 2012
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I have studied your case
There is possibility of enlarged lymph node.
Enlarged lymph node in shoulder is very common condition and needs proper evaluation.

Most common reason for enlarged lymph node is usually infection, so we can start antibiotic regime and look for results.
There is enlarged lymph node in malignancy also.
If there is no improvement then we will need to investigate in form of complete blood count, ESR, CRP, tuberculin test, and Fine needle aspiration cytology or open biopsy.

There could be possibility of infection like Tuberculosis or sarcoidosis.

So I will advise you to consult a specialist and do further investigation.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

Take care
Answered: Sat, 26 Jul 2014
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