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i have a numb spot on my left side of my back what could be the cause

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Back: If you had a localized surgery on your back, that could cause it.

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A female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Worrisome: Dark spots on the skin can be quite worrisome. I would have it checked out by a Dermatologist in the very near future. Melanoma unfortunately comes ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Ward
44 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Danger sign: Could be stroke, tumor or bleeding. See doctor right away. Seizures need urgent attention.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Nerve damage?: Did you injure that area, perhaps a long time ago? Please see your doctor and tell him/her about it. It may be nothing to be concerned about but rul ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
pain: Intensity?. Duration?. Other symptoms?. Best to have it looked at by your primary care doc.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Jay Petruska
31 years experience Family Medicine
Back pain: Your back pain can be caused by any number of things. It may be mechanical low back pain from doing something that caused a strain to those muscle. ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
Probably nothing: You have probably bumped or irritated the "spot" in some manner. Have someone look to see if there is anything visable. If not, give it a while. Re ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Kelly
31 years experience Neurology
Cervical Radiculopat: A pinched nerve can send abnormal sensations into adjacent areas that it serves. Local nerve compression at the root or after the nerve leaves the ve ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
33 years experience Family Medicine
muscle strain: Usually pain that radiates in that location is musculo-skeletal. This can occur after doing some repetitive task for awhile, or just from sleeping in ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Foot pain: Many possibilities. Probably a shoe problem. If you are running maybe a stress fracture. You need to be examined to check it out.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
25 years experience Neurology
Pinched nerve?: You could have a pinched nerve in your spine, multiple sclerosis or even neuropathy. See a neurologist for a check up.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Peritonsillar: abcess.This may be an infection such as a peritonsilar abscess. This is an infection typically of a unilateral tonsil which presents with one sided th ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
42 years experience Internal Medicine
No simple answer: You need to check this out promptly....A good ENT can help resolve the question by a careful examination.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
I don't want to: Start guessing. There can be many causes. The only way to get an accurate diagnosis will be a medical evaluation.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
This may or may not: be serious. Chest pain is always something that should never wait. You should check with your doc ASAP. Unless you think you should go to the emergen ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Get checked for: Nerve inflammation, pinched nerve, arthritis of the spine etc. Hope you feel better soon. Take care! http://medicalhub.Hubpages.Com/hub/pain-in-should ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Common causes: are ovarian cyst, uti, kidney stone, diverticulitis, colitis, shingles. But it can be appendicitis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, or something ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
34 years experience Family Medicine
Evaluation: Depend on the bump is tender or not. You may have small lipoma, s cyst , a lumpnnode or a nodule.You need to see doctor so that it can be evaluate an ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Cyst: A meniscal cyst may do what you are describing unusual for a knee to swell only on one side.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
54 years experience Dentistry
BIOPSY: A red or white spot could be pre-cancerous or cancerous and a black spot could be black hairy tongue -geographic tongue. A biopsy would alleviate yo ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Michel
45 years experience Family Medicine
Causes multiple: What have you been doing.? This could be from many things especially if you have job that is very strenuous or you like strenuous activity. This cou ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Backpain: hi brandon123, plse advise exact location, upper, mid lower, R,L, or what caused it or makes it worse, radiation and if + fever or burning with urin ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Lymph node: The most likely answer is a swollen lymph node. Acne at the hair line or an upper respiratory infection can cause the lymph nodes at the base of the s ... Read More
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