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I have a bump on my back that hurts

A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Resnik
Dermatology 31 years experience
Infected cyst: It is probably an infected cyst. A hot compress 3 times a day can help bring it to a head. If it is soft and feels like there is fluid in it, you shou... Read More
Dr. Robert Dorsey
Wound care 36 years experience
Go be seen : By a doctor. Probably an infected cyst that may require antibiotics first to calm it down and then excision

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A female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 51 years experience
Bump lower back: Could be a boil , an infected sebacous cyst or rarely a growth. Would have it checked out by doctor /urgent care , as they can enlarge. May improve w... Read More
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Could be...: If it is a tender lump down at the end of your tailbone it could be a cyst that is getting infected. If it is a lump that is in the muscles of the lo... Read More
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Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Without : Without examining you, its hard to say for certain what you have, but the red, painful lump you are experiencing could be a boil. Boils usually sta... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 44 years experience
No: Usually requires a fairly significant blunt force to the flank or mid back region to cause an injury to the kidney such as might occur during a severe... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See doctor: It is not feasible to be sure, but what you described suggests a keratoacanthoma, a benign tumor. It would be prudent to see your doctor, (you should ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, i would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
The : The symptoms you described are very non-specific. This means they can be due to a number of things. A more detailed history and physical by your docto... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Less likely: Your presentation is unlikely to be cancer. This is to answer your question. As to what it can be - not sure without further history and physical exam... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Urgent Care 19 years experience
Shingles?: The red bumps should be examined in person. Without a picture or face to face exam it will be difficult. However shingles might explain these symptoms... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that.... Read More

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