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I have lump on my back. Do i need to worry ?

Hi, I have a golf ball sized lump on my back, just above my bum, its skin colored, and doesn t really hurt, had it a few years, wondered what it is, can you help?
Asked On : Sat, 23 Apr 2011
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Welcome to Healthcare Magic Forum.

You should understand the limitations of coming to a diagnosis without a physical examination.

From your query I understand it is painless, present for a long duration of time and not affecting your daily activities. And so it must be a benign condition.

These could be the probable diagnosis:
1. Dermoid cyst
2. Lipoma
3. Neurofibroma

These conditions do not require an immediate surgical intervention.

Indications for its removal would be:
1. Cosmetic reasons
2. Causing discomfort
3. Pain
4. Rapid increase in size
5. Change in appearance

Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Fri, 6 May 2011
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