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When is a soft lump on the shoulder a symptom of a skin disorder?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
A soft lump on the shoulder can be caused by a number of medical conditions including some skin disorders. Lumps that sit right under the surface of the skin of the shoulder are often harmless lipomas, a fatty clump of tissue. They can get as large as an egg. You can easily wiggle the rubbery lump around with your fingers. Lumps on the shoulder could also be caused by a cyst or a boil that is filled with fluid or pus. The best thing to do is have a doctor take a look.

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