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    What causes a lump on the middle of the back after an injury?

Started 2 days ago went from nothing no pain and now I have a golf ball size lump I little below middle of back and about 4 to 5 inches to my left away from spine its growing in or under skin very painful to move work sit laugh or even sneeze the soreness streces about a sq foot in diameter feels like I m being punched in my left side and ribs I m 41 heavy smoker 25+ years I m in good shape with my work ( construction ) 5-11 197 lbs .......nothing at all on Friday morning and Saturday morning it is what it is sir.
Thu, 31 Jan 2019
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hello,

Since it is painful, most likely lump is infective in origin and related to vertebral body possibly cold abscess.MRI spine (thoracolumbar) would be justified to determine the exact nature of the lesion.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Tushar Kanti Biswas, Internal Medicine Specialist
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