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I have a painful, marble-sized lump on my back, feels like

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I have a painful, marble-sized lump on my back, feels like it's attached to the bone of my rib cage on the left side just under the scapula. I had an ultrasound and a chest x-ray and I am being sent to consult a surgeon to have it removed and biopsied, but can you tell me what it might be?
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 month ago.

it could be a subaceous cyst of the skin or a bone spur

infected subaceous cyst under the skin which are painful are very common on the back and can be under the skin and mobile and tender and marble sized.