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Causes Of Swelling In Coccyx
Back pain an swelling months after epidural that comes an goes what could be the cause lower back left side?
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Cause of severe right side and right lower back pain? Very sharp, some swelling. Kidney? Recently had pancreatitis- related?
Not Pancreatitis: Right sided back pain and back pain in general can have many causes. Your pancreas is on the left side of the abdomen, and although can cause back pan, not usually on the right. Right sided back pain can be anything from your kidney to a muscle spasm. If you are at all concerned and have other symptoms, an evaluation by a physician would be helpful. ...Read more
What causes swelling in lower back and limited range of motion in the shoulder area as well as Charlie horses?
Mirena (levonorgestrel) 4 2 yrs w/sore c-section area during period w/ mild lower back pain. Feels like strained muscle pain. Caused by swelling of cervix/uterus?
Get an OBGYN consult: It sounds like you need to visit your OB/GYN right away. You may need to have a cervical exam, pap, r/o uterine process such as fibroids or endometriosis. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) should be working better so best that your OB/GYN rules out contraindications and makes sure your symptoms are better controlled. Low back pain may or may not be unrelated. Talk to your GP doctor about it. Good luck. ...Read more
I had bruised my tailbone (coccyx) more than a year ago and had swelling. Is it normal for the swelling to occur again?
Not abnormal: There is a condition known as coccydynia which literally means pain from the tailbone and it can certainly be characterized by recurrent episodes of pain and swelling. If it gets real bad, it is a condition that often responds. Ery well to cortisone. Thank you for your question. ...Read more
Have focal edema on coccyx (mri result). Pain for now 7 months. Getting worth. Tried ultra sound, laser for swelling, cushion, advil (ibuprofen). What's next?
Cushion: Usually using a cushion with a cut out (donut cushion) for 100% if sitting will allow this to resolve. Only rarely is surgical excision needed as a last resort. ...Read more
Swelling on my lower back and can form lumps with pain. These lumps are internal and can come and go. I've been dealing with this for 8 months?
Lower back pain: Low back from DJD may often be associated with spasm which some people interpret as lumps that come ago. Any body with lumps in the back should have a doctor look at it. ...Read more
Ooh: Check with your doctor. No reason to wait. ...Read more
I have swelling on my lower back on my left and right side, the pain is constant. What could it be?
Several concerns: 50's male with right groin pain and swelling might have hernia. Pain patten, which includes low back pain, correlates with sacroiliac joint disorder, but swelling does not. If the groin pain is constant and worsening and if the groin mass does not reduce with lying on the back and gently massaging it, then a strangulated region of herniated bowel is of concern; emergency to prevent dead bowel. ...Read more
I've had problems with my lower back swelling and sharp pains. It only started occurring after I had a blood patch done. Should I be worried?
You should get: Evaluated. It is possible that the blood caused a neuritis. However, it is also possible that the back symptoms are unrelated to the blood patch. A neurologist will help you figure it out. The anesthesiologist who performed the blood patch will want to know and likely will help, you find a good neurologist. ...Read more
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I give my friend a piggy back ride for 10 mins. The next day my lower back hurt really bad. I cannot move it. There is no swelling. Thanks!
HappensToTheBestOfUs: Don't thank me, thank your friend for giving you a back strain; or yourself for being out of shape. Well, never mind, at your age you'll probably do fine after a few days (maybe a week or so) of rest and light activity (by the way, washing dishes and doing homework are light activities).Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin, some light massage, hot bath or a heating pad. Then use this as an indication to get in shape ...Read more
I fractured my tailbone 6 wks ago. Ever since there's been swelling above it/lower back area, 3-4ins in diameter. Could something else be wrong?
Ability to pop and grind all joints 19 male. Recent swelling in lower back and slight pain. Degenerative disease?
Could be: Could be the case or could also be normal variation. At your age it would be important to make sure there is no underlying infection causing the swelling of the back and joints. I would be seen by doctor. ...Read more
For a year I've had very bad lower back pain hurts to bend over a very stiff sometimes even swelling across my lower back what's wrong an how to easeit?
Treatments...: For people that suffer of back pain which most of the time is caused by muscle inflammation there are different modalities to be used. Physical therapy, spine manipulation, anti inflammatory medication, meds that act directly on the nerve, among others. It would be good to know the whole history of your problem and work up done so far in order to give a better advise. ...Read more
What kind of pain and swelling can I expect after having 15 of my upper and lower back teeth pulled all at once?
So hard to say...: Are the teeth periodontally involved? Are the roots hooked? Are the teeth broken off and require a more invasive surgery to remove? Your question is best answered by the surgeon removing your teeth rather than a panel that cannot see or treat you. You are going to be a bit sore if you're having 15 teeth removed at once, regardless. Possible swelling. ...Read more
Pain left side hip of lower back, no swelling or discoloration. Possibly from doing standing barbell twists. Is it possible and what to do?
Sprain/Strain: There are many potential causes of acute low back pain. The most common are sprain/strain injuries. Usually acute back pain will improve over 1-2 weeks with anti-inflammatories, gentle streching, and use of heat/ice. If your pain does not improve or gets worse you should contact your physician. ...Read more
Is it possible for knee pain/swelling to now start also causing pain up thighs and painful lower back - or are they 2 totally different things?
Swelling of right groin area, very painful to press on lower right abdomen, dull pain right lower back (flank)?
I have had lower back swelling that has increased over the last few months with no back pain. The last few days I have had severe pain in my hip.?
Swelling on my lower back its bigger then a softball seen 4 doctors and they have done xrays and checked for limpoma and a abcess. In chronic pain plz?
Pain in lower back, hip, knee with swelling! Why do I feel the need to pop my hip/tailbone and when I do I feel aligned and then out of pl soon again?
The problem may be: More global, such as leg length inequality leading to unleveling of the sacrum and dysfunction of the sacroiliac joint. See a doctor with training in biomechanics or a D.O. For a detailed physical exam and a solution for your problem. ...Read more
Question about a bad fall I took in dec fell off my deck in dec hit my lower back on a step had a lot of brusing and swelling had it drained once (on my butt) but im still having a lot of pain in my lower back and right hip area. And the swelling turnd in
Hello.: Hello. I am not sure what was surgically drained on the buttocks from a fall. With continued pain and a hard mass, it would certainly be worth having this evaluated again. ...Read more
After lifting dresser bent over with right hand. Pain and swelling in mid lower back. What do I do. It's been 5 days.
As long as there are: No shooting pains or weakness in your legs it is likely a pulled or strained muscle. Anti-inflammatory meds like Ibuprofen or Naproxen can help. Take as directed. The swelling more concerning. If pain worsens or same intensity last more than 2 weeks should consult orthopedic surgeon for exam and mri. Can take 6 weeks to completely heal. ...Read more
I have mottled skin on my lower back, left side, about the size of my hand. No pain, itching, swelling. Has been there for about a month. Ideas?
Mottled skin: You may have an ecchymosis - a spot of bleeding under the skin with diameter larger than 1 cm. It is similar to hematoma, commonly called a bruise. Most commonly, it coould be harmless caused by unnoticed trauma but may be harbinger of more serious diseases such as purpura, and hemophilia. If it doesn't resolve or you get more eruptions see your doctor. ...Read more
Pain on the right side, constant, deep radiating pain on side and lower back. Also some swelling of pain area, nausea, loss of appetite. Appendix?
RLQ pain: Although there are many things that can cause RLQ abdominal pain in a Young woman, one of the considerations is the possibility of appendicitis, especially if this is a new pain which has not been present before. Since appendicitis can be an emergency, you should be seen ASAP. I would go to the emergency room or your doctor today. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more
Pain in lower back & left side, vaginal itching, swelling & burning. No discharge or odor. Dr.did test 4 UTI 2 wks ago, was negative. What can it be?
Few possibilities: It appears that you have seen your doctor. Left flank pain may indicate a kidney problem therefore I suggest a sonogram of the kidneys. Itching in the vagina is generally due to candida infection. There is no harm in trying a course of over the counter Monistat7 vaginal cream. Stay in contact with your doctor and tell him about my suggestions ...Read more
Indirectly: Low back pain is often from a strain of a muscle or problems with the vertebrae of the lumbar region. So, problems to the lower extremity are usually nerve related. However, if the back pain causes one to not walk or to constantly sit due to the pain, it can have an indirect effect due to not functioning properly. So technically - indirectly. ...Read more