I have been overweight of a couple of year - maxed at 180 pounds - I recently went on a dient and exercise program and lost 34 pounds over three months.
After the weight came off I noticed a swelling on the junction of my neck and shoulder. It is more noticeable on the left side but it is also there on the right. I have lipomas but this does not seem to look like a lipoma. What could it be?
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The swelling or the lump that you describe should be examined by your doctor or a skin specialist. Only an examination and an FNAC (fine needle aspiration biopsy) if indicated can tell the exact cause or the probable origin of the swelling. Do not delay in getting it examined to ascertain the cause and get it resolved. It could be a Lipoma (if soft) as you have had previous history of having them. Since it is bilateral, it could also be just soft tissue swelling and should go away with time as you maintain your diet and exercise regime.
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