A 32-year-old female asked:
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Contemplating if I should go to the emergency room for a lump in my back that i believe cause great pain throughout my lower back, butt, & left leg?

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Dr. Kristi Kohl
19 years experience in Family Medicine
Red flags: Back pain most often is related to muscle strain or sprain. Lumps that you can feel are usually from a muscle spasming. Red flags that mean your lump and pain might be caused by infection or cancer include a fever, history of cancer, history of IV drug abuse, weakness in your legs, or losing control of your bowel or bladder. If you have these, you need to go to the er.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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