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I just noticed, a lump on my lower back left side, about 3

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inches from my spine, and...
I just noticed, a lump on my lower back left side, about 3 inches from my spine, and just below my ribs
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Customer: It kind of feels like a small knot, but don't think there is muscle in that spot
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Customer: It's not very painful, but it feels deep
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Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Dermatology
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Dermatologist: Dr Uzair, Doctor replied 1 year ago
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Hi and thanks for the query.

Is it soft and boggy to touch?

Can you post a picture?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
No, it's under the skin,
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
a dull radiating pain in that area
Dermatologist: Dr Uzair, Doctor replied 1 year ago

Thanks for the reply.

If it is soft to touch then it can be a lipoma, a collection fat that is benign and can be taken out by surgery as a day case under local anesthesia.

Having said that, lumps and bumps are clinical diagnosis. If there is no tenderness, redness and if it is not hot to touch, then it is not anything to have seen at the ER or the Urgent Care.

I would suggest that you have this seen by your physician for a physical examination and an ultrasound to confirm the diagnosis.

Hope this helps.

Please do leave a positive rating for the service.

Best wishes.

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