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2 Potential Soft Back Mass Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Skin Abscess

    A skin abscess is an infection of the deeper skin that's typically due to bacteria seen on the skin. Recently, infections are more frequently caused by Staph. Aureus (puts the "staph" in "staph infections").

    Good prognosis with treatment

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    painful back lump, large back lump, marble sized back lump, pink or red back bump, back bump leaking yellow/milky fluid
    Symptoms that never occur with skin abscess:
    fever
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Skin Cyst

    An epidermoid cyst is a closed sac under the skin filled with a cheese-like or oily material. It is caused by trauma or surgery.

    Resolves with treatment

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    skin-colored back bump, marble sized back lump, small back lump
    Symptoms that always occur with skin cyst:
    skin-colored back bump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Soft Back Mass

  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.What color is the bump?
  • Q.Do you currently smoke?
  • Q.What is your body mass?

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Soft Back Mass Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced soft back mass have also experienced:

    • 18% Lower Back Pain
    • 9% Bloody Vaginal Discharge
    • 9% Back Pain
  • People who have experienced soft back mass had symptoms persist for:

    • 49% Over a Month
    • 21% Less Than a Week
    • 11% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced soft back mass were most often matched with:

    • 23% Skin Cyst
    • 15% Skin Abscess
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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