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I have pain & discomfort near my upper butt where my back dimples are located. It's caused pain in my hips & inner thighs. What could this be?
I've got a large bump on my lower back right between back dimples, it covers the entire space between the dimples. Its hard and aches a little.
Cyst: Depending how long the lump has been present and how it formed, it may recede on its own, may need to be drained, or may need to be excised. See your physician and she/he will be better able to assess it. It is likely benign (meaning it won't cause serious problems), but is likely to be a nuisance until you get it taken care of. ...Read more
Sorry for the dump question but what bones are where the back dimples are? (is it the lower spine or si joint)
Lower back: In the middle of the lower back - not the si joints. ...Read more
I have a puffy spot on my lower back between my dimples its always been there just not as puffy. It became that way when I was prego. Its a year later?
Sorry, I can't: Predict that - not even sure what part of the body your dimples are on. ...Read more
No: Logically explain to me what the dimples on your cheeks have to do with your wisdom teeth that in the back of your mouth. Having your wisdom teeth out may cause you to lose whatever wisdom you have so be careful. ...Read more
No: Most people do not. The "dimples of venus" seen on some slim people overlie the sacroiliac joints. Why they are visible in some people and not others remains a mystery of medicine, just like why some people have chin clefts and others do not. ...Read more
Surface anatomy: The preceding answer suggested these are seen in thin people. These are part of the normal surface anatomy and one need not be thin, or female, although they are celebrated in art, usually in Rubenesque women. Google "sacral dimples of Venus" for some illustrative examples. ...Read more
I have two small moveable lumps in the dimples of my lower back. I have had them for over a year and no growth. Should I be concerned?
Lumps: Usually no cause for concern, especially if on both sides. Probably fatty tumors. ...Read more
I had a simple filling done 6 days ago. I got a local anaesthetic. 2 days ago I noticed one of my dimples is gone. Is this normal? Will it come back?
Unusual: It is possible that there is some residual swelling from the injection, if it was for an upper back tooth. 6 days is a bit long for this to last. I would go see your dentist to recheck this. ...Read more
I fell dwn the stairs hit my lower back spine between my two dimples on my back. Now there's a round purple dark patch? . My hips feel paraylsed and hard
Need X-Rays: You may have a broken hip or back especially if you can not stand or walk on your leg please go to the emergency room so they can evaluate you especially if you fell down today. If you did it few days ago then you can talk to your doctor who can get x-rays ordered for you good luck. ...Read more
See your doctor: Some people are prone to back problems and in many cases not much to do except keep moving. There are some conditions that present with back pain that can be treatable and also some that can be more serious (particularly if you have leg weakness or loss of control of bowel/bladder see dr urgently). A doctor assessment can sort all this out ...Read more
Difficult to say: Pain in the low back on either side could be due to a variety of things from muscles, joints nerves and problems with your internal organs such as your kidneys. It is worth getting evaluated to make sure it is nothing serious. Try physical therapy and conservative measures. You may benefit from seeing an interventional pain physician. ...Read more
Any red flags?: Back injury is a very common condition for which xrays, ct scans & mris are useless unless you have certain red flags like high speed motor vehicle collision, gun shot wound, weakness, incontinence, fever, injectable drug use, etc. Most back pain resolves in a few weeks. Check out choosingwisely. Org campaign: http://www. Choosingwisely. Org/doctor-patient-lists/imaging-tests-for-lower-back-pain/. ...Read more
If your doctor prescribed you medication, it would be prudent to take the medications as directed.
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Back spasms: Sprain/strain of the actual muscles of the back or irritation to the nerves or arteries supplying the back muscles. Medical conditions such as dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities may also be responsible. There are many causes of back muscle spasms and these just a few. The exact scientific reason behind skeletal muscle spasm is yet to be defined. ...Read more
Yes: Back pain is a very common problem and most of the time does not get cured. Most people will developed frequent recurrences or exacerbations of pain. Some patients will require chronic use of strong analgesics (pain killers). We first try antiinflamatories and physical therapy, if not helped...Epidural steroid injections if no help...Surgery (50% chances of improvement or to prevent cord compressi. ...Read more