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My 11 month old has a constant bruised spot on her sacrum, been there about 6 wks. She has mild developmental hip dispaxia, could it be related? Thank

My 11 month old has a constant bruised spot on her sacrum, been there about 6 wks. She has mild developmental hip dispaxia, could it be related? Thank

May be: Bring her to see her pediatrician and discuss further with the doctor. She may need to see a pediatric hematologist for further work-up of the bruising and to evaluate whether there is any bleeding disorder like von willebrands disease etc.. Good luck. ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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I have a tender area just to the left of my spine an inch above my sacrum, which, when pressed refers pain down my leg to my foot. What could it be?

I have a tender area just to the left of my spine an inch above my sacrum, which, when pressed refers pain down my leg to my foot. What could it be?

Sciatica: All lower extremity nerves originate from the spine. You may have an impinged nerve, this may be called sciatica. See your pcp and if need be, a referral for pt/ot. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of infiltration of the sacrum diffusely?

What is the meaning of infiltration of the sacrum diffusely?

Radiologic findings: This is terminology a radiologist would use to describe changes on imaging that appear to spread throughout the sacrum (bone between waist and tailbone). The cause of the changes can sometimes be determined by the images but often requires a biopsy or other tests. ...Read more

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I have an hemangioma on my sacrum. What is that?

Benign: Malformation or abnormal mass of tangled blood vessels. Usually not an issue if it's small, if it's big it can be treated. ...Read more

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I have a fractured sacrum. What can you tell my about that?

I have a fractured sacrum. What can you tell my about that?

Mechanism?: Did u have an injury to your sacrum or is this related to your previous 'spinal surgery'? Or is this an insufficiency ( osteopenic )fracture? Need more information to answer your question.Most sacral fractures are treated non operatively ( unless associated w/ other fractures of the pelvis... And 'displaced'. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for pain in the sacroiliac and sacrum area?

What's the best treatment for pain in the sacroiliac and sacrum area?

Sacrum pain: The best thing to do is plenty of walking with good posture, avoid lifting, and do flexibility exercises. Sometimes massage and heat can help too. Take an occasional anti-inflammatory and that can help too. In general, using your core muscles while doing pretty much anything can avoid stresses to go to the lumbar spine and sacral junction and that avoids further injury.... Good luck! ...Read more

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My sacrum is numb i can't sit for long and sleep on my back. Why does it feel numb?

My sacrum is numb i can't sit for long and sleep on my back. Why does it feel numb?

Neuropathy: It has to do with some local nerve problem, such as a pinched nerve. You may need to see an ortho-spine specialist to further elucidate the problem. However, should you have any bowel or bladder issue, you should go immediately to the emergency room. ...Read more

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I have multiple Tarlov cysts in my Sacrum, besides pain would this cause a numbness feeling in my right flank area.

I have multiple Tarlov cysts in my Sacrum, besides pain would this cause a numbness feeling in my right flank area.

Not likely: Tarlov's cysts in the sacrum MIGHT cause symptoms further down your back or legs, but should not affect your flank area (above the pelvis and below the ribs in your back) because nerve sensations all go down rather than up. You could however have something else going on further up in your spine to explain this. See the doc who diagnosed the cysts. Good luck. ...Read more

Sacrum (Definition)

Below the lumbar spine and above the tailbone or coccyx lies the sacrum. The sacrum is part of the spine and interacts with the pelvis ...Read more


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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more