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Lump on the shoulder getting larger and painful, different diagnosis of tendonitis and arthritis. Is neurosurgeon consultation right?

Hello. I think I may have a lipoma on my left shoulder blade. All of the symtoms that I have read about recently seem to be the same symtoms that I have been having since July of this year. I recently had an MRI, and the doctor gave me 2 different diagnosis in 2 days- tendonitis and arthritis . I feel that neither of these are correct. The lump on my shoulder has gotten larger and it is sitting on top of a nerve, which is very painful. I am going to see a neurosurgeon this week. Is this the right step to take for me at this point?
Asked On : Thu, 25 Oct 2012
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Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
welcome to HCM!
It is good that you have read about and found your symptoms resembling lipoma.
It is very much possible that your lump is lipoma.Usually, they don't cause a problem but if close to a nerve or a bone,then they may cause pain.
my advice is that you must first get a FNAC done its a harmless technique and will give you correct diagnosis.once the diagnosis is made then you can decide whom to consult .
Hope this helps!take care!

Answered: Thu, 12 Sep 2013
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