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A red welt the size of a silver dollar on my lower back it's got a white center & itches & a hard knot underneath when I rub it. Possible causes?

A red welt the size of a silver dollar on my lower back it's got a white center & itches & a hard knot underneath when I rub it. Possible causes?

Welt: This may be an insect bite in view of the firm swelling in the middle along with redness and itching. A giant hive would be another possibility. A hive usually resolves in a day or so and others may appear as part of an allergic reaction to something. If it's a bite it takes longer to resolve, but if redness extends have it examined for possible complicating infection. ...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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I got hurt at work my lower back with severe pain in my legs and on left knee appears red blotches what is it caused from?

I got hurt at work my lower back with severe pain in my legs and on left knee appears red blotches what is it caused from?

Doctor can evaluate: A lower back injury with resultant legs pain usually means there is pressure and irritation of the nerves coming out of the spine. Nerves also come from the spine to the skin, so there may (or may not) be a relationship to the red blotches. The worker's comp doctor can check to see if the blotches are work-related, and if so, refer to a dermatologist or primary care doctor who does worker's comp. ...Read more

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Fell on ice hurt lower back. Year later fell down stairs hurt same area. Could this be cause of leg weak, feet inflammed and red after walking??

Fell on ice hurt lower back. Year later fell down stairs hurt same area. Could this be cause of leg weak, feet inflammed and red after walking??

Maybe - need more in: We would need to have a lot more information.

The foot problem may not be related to the fall but you need to see your physician, get an evalaution.

This can be a vascular problem in the legs. Did the fall cause weakness? Is there neurological injury?

This is what we need to knw. ...Read more

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Will spondylolethesis cause me to feel bruised all over body? I also have headache and lower back pain and red rash on face don't know what this is

Will spondylolethesis cause me to feel bruised all over body? I also have headache and lower back pain and red rash on face don't know what this is

Spondylolisthesis?: I am answering assuming that you are asking about spondylolisthesis - if you are referring to another condition please clarify. Spondylolisthesis refers to a "slip" of a vertebral body (=bone of the spine) in reference to the a neighbor vertebral body. This condition can cause pain but it would be difficult to link this to bruises or a red rash in the face. ...Read more

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What causes red blood at end of stool? Have pain along right hip &lower back Grade2 Spondy L5/S1 & moving pain along inguinal. Doc palpation rlq normal

What causes red blood at end of stool? Have pain along right hip &lower back Grade2 Spondy L5/S1 & moving pain along inguinal. Doc palpation rlq normal

Not related 2 spine-: -red blood usually comes from lesions near the anus & lower colon. Best guess is hemorrhoids. They R not always visible as they R internal, visible R external. A rectal exam is a start. A little young 4 colon cancer but a colon Ca is not R/O, nor are pre cancerous polyps. More so if a family Hx of it.

I personally would have a colonoscpy. ...Read more

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Surface skin pain on left side of abdominal area and left side of lower back.  feels like a severe sunburn.  no marks or redness.?

Shingles: Many cases of shingles has been missed in ers because of pain that no direct cause can be found and then a day or more goes by with the pain persistent and then out of the blue a rash composed of clumps of tiny pustules shows up in a geometric pattern and the diagnosis is obviously shingles. They must be treated immediately with antiviral drugs to help healing and prevent post herpetic neuralgia. ...Read more

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Green vaginal discharge. Redness inside vagina. Period is 3 days late (Never late). Period pain and intense lower back pain. I am worried.

Symptoms concerning.: Green vaginal discharge may be coming from the vagina or the cervix. So your vaginal symptoms may represent infection. If there is an infection, your cramping/ pain may be related to the infection. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain, along with redness and what looks like blisters in my throat, and my body is feeling achy. I'm concerned that I may have PID.

I have lower back pain, along with redness and what looks like blisters in my throat, and my body is feeling achy. I'm concerned that I may have PID.

Oral sex??: There are several conditions that can cause the symptoms that you described. Although some may be benign, there are others that should be treated. I suggest you see your primary care doctor as soon as these symptoms appear. ...Read more

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I have a red itch rash on my lower back what is it?

I have a red itch rash on my lower back what is it?

Rash: One of the options to evaluate a rash is to see a photo of the rash. You may consider sending a photo of the rash for evaluation by a Healthtap physician ...Read more

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I have two red scaley sores on my lower back. They burn.?

I have two red scaley sores on my lower back. They burn.?

Shingles?: Could be a condition called shingles. This is a reactivation of the chicken pox (varicella) infection you had as a child. They lesions are small clear fluid filled blisters that appear in clusters. If this is the case, see your physician, and they can prescribe medicine to abort the outbreak. They are contagious to other who haven't had chicken pox - fyi. ...Read more

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I have two red scaly sores on my lower back that feel like I have sunburn.?

Lower back sores: Contact dermatitis is a condition in which the skin becomes red, sore, or inflamed after direct contact with a substance. There are two kinds of contact dermatitis: irritant or allergic. Shingles can also present with sores.
Since I cannot see your skin see your local dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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6wks ago I got local anesthesia on my lower back. And is still itchy where I got the shot, is not red, is it normal?

6wks ago I got local anesthesia on my lower back. And is still itchy where I got the shot, is not red, is it normal?

Local: 6 weeks ago you got the shot - this is probably not related. Given that it is not red etc. Did you have band aid on it? Could be some left over adhesive. ...Read more

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I have four subcutaneous lumps ons my lower back. They are red and not painful. They are small and. One seems to be deep on the skin ore body fat?

I have four subcutaneous lumps ons my lower back. They are red and not painful. They are small and. One seems to be deep on the skin ore body fat?

Subcutaneous Bumps: Without seeing the lesions it is very difficult to make a diagnosis. The lesions could be epidermoid cysts, lipomas which are fatty rumors, cystic acne lesions or even minor infections. ...Read more

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Red dot on lower back and hand?

This can be many: Need to see dermatologist to diagnose. It may be as simple as an angioma, but needs to be seen. ...Read more

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I have red itchy marks on one side of my lower back which increase each morning and look like insect bites. Could this be bed bugs?

I have red itchy marks on one side of my lower back which increase each morning and look like insect bites. Could this be bed bugs?

Wouldn't anticipate: Bed bugs would only bite one particular area. Bites are usually in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, shoulders, neck ; legs. ...Read more

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Had a hard pimple on lower back in February. It took a while to go down and since then there's been a brownish red mark in that spot. Normal?

Bump on back: You likely had a cyst, which is not serious and can appear without any provocation. It may or not be tender and usually lasts weeks t o m onths and then goes away, but may leave a discolored area, which should fade in time ...Read more

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I have small, red & sometimes itchty bumps on my lower back I've had this for over a year now. How did I get this and how do I get rid of them?

I have small, red & sometimes itchty bumps on my lower back I've had this for over a year now. How did I get this and how do I get rid of them?

Needs Evauation: Without seeing them it is impossible to tell what these represent. It can any number of conditions that can be treated. Since it is persistent it is best to see dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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My 5yr I old son has 2 red swollen bumps on his lower back. Its as if his vertebrae have become inflamed. They are painful when touched. Thanks.

Need to see a doctor: There is a lot of conditions that will cause that.
I am concern about the location, and the fact they are red and painful.
I strongly recommend that you take him to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Red itchy area showed up on lower back out of no where Wed. Thurs it grew larger & bumpy; Fri. Tons of tiny blisters formed. Super itchy & sensitive?

Red itchy area showed up on lower back out of no where Wed. Thurs it grew larger & bumpy; Fri. Tons of tiny blisters formed. Super itchy & sensitive?

Shingles: The best way to diagnosis a rash is to actually see the rash and/or feel it, so it is difficult to provide information based on this question. The rash of shingles usually starts as a red itchy (often painful) area, and then develops blisters. Shingles rash usually occurs on only one side of the body, and stops abruptly at the spine when it is on the back. ...Read more