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How to describe a lump or mass


  • Tenderness
  • Site
  • Size
  • Surface
  • Shape
  • Edge
  • Consistency
  • Fluid thrill
  • Pulsatility
  • Mobility and movement with inspiration
  • Whether you can get above the mass


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