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I have an inch size hard lump on my back. Do i need medical attention ?

I have an inch size lump under the skin on my back Ive had it for a few years but it is growing nowIt is hard and deep What could it be I have had an inch size lump on my upper back near scapular. It is hard and deep. Skin on top a little rough, same color. I have had it for years, but it appears to be growing now. What can it be? pat
Fri, 20 May 2011
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Hi,pat,thanks for query.The lump could be either lipoma,a bunch of fat cells,or a cyst(a bad like structure filled of jelly like material.)When this gets infected or comes under pressure it grows in size and gives rise to problems.In such cases when you take treatment it shrinks.If it bothersome you need to see a doctor and get it removed.buy.
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