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Hump below shoulder, painful to breathe. What could this be? Am smoking, had lower back fusion

Good morning. I am 31 years old male. I have a hump below my right shoulder blade that causes extreme pain when I breathe. The pain has been there for about 3-4 months and seems to be getting worse. What could this be? I have had my gall bladder taken out recently, and the pain is there all the time, not only when I breathe, but it also hurts to apply pressure. About 5 years ago I had a lower back fusion, and I am also a smoker. I do not know if either is a factor, but want to try and give all the facts.
Asked On : Sun, 24 Jun 2012
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Thanks for writing to us.
The hump below the shoulder that is visible from outside is not likely to be related to smoking. This is likely to be a soft tissue swelling.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal ,
Answered: Thu, 17 Apr 2014
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