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swelling at base of spine

A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Hard to say: It is hard to say, there are many potential causes. It is unusual to have a spine related complaint in and of itself, so it is a little more likely i ... Read More
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A 1-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michel
45 years experience Family Medicine
See a doctor today: It is unclear as to what you are describing.The fact the child has a high fever concerns me. The swelling also bothers me and especially the location. ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
24 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Absolutely: This certainly could be sciatica so you should get it checked out straightaway as you have an excellent health care system that lets you get treated e ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Sounds like: You need an evaluation like there might be something infected there that needs treatment .
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
A lipoma: A lipoma is a benign medical condition. There is no need for a treatment. However, if the lipoma concerns you, is painful, infected or is growing, you ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anna Flor Salcedo
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible : Nerve impingement in the cervical/ neck area, needs imaging study such as MRI of cervical area, possibly even brain. Have an evaluation as soon as po ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Swelling at spine: Consider thoracic or lumbar strain and sprain as most likely cause.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Depends where the: Swelling is you are speaking of. If you are talking of within the spine, there are number of things, from infection to injury, things like transverse ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
50 years experience Cardiology
It may: be a cyst that may get infected. so use loose pant and avoid pressure esp. long sitting or driving
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bikash Bose
44 years experience Neurosurgery
No: I am not sure what kind of swelling you are talking about . But if it's outside the spine and the bony spine is intact then the answer is no.
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