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Would a lumbar mri show signs of ovarian or cervical tumors/cancer? Had one for back and it showed ovarian cysts (benign)

Would a lumbar mri show signs of ovarian or cervical tumors/cancer? Had one for back and it showed ovarian cysts (benign)

Depends: Usually MRI of lumbar spine has narrow window. Patients' anatomy varies from person to person. If ovary is in field of view may see tumor. Usually MRI dedicated to pelvis or abdomen more precise. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Had CT scan w/o contrast of kidneys to check for kidney stones and it came back normal. Would tumors and cysts also have shown up on the CT scan I had?

Had CT scan w/o contrast of kidneys to check for kidney stones and it came back normal. Would tumors and cysts also have shown up on the CT scan I had?

Yes but: Kidney tumors and cysts will show on a non-contast CT scan.However if there is a hyperdense cyst (due to hemorrhagic proteinaceous material in it) it cannot be distinguished from tumor without contrast. When contrast is given, a tumor will enhance (it will appear white)but a cyst will not enhance. I don't think you need to worry about tumor at age 33.Extremely rare. I'm glad you had no stones. ...Read more

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'm just genuinely curious, but when people have parts of their body (tumors, cysts, legs, kidneys etc.) removed where do they go?

'm just genuinely curious, but when people have parts of their body (tumors, cysts, legs, kidneys etc.) removed where do they go?

Pathology lab...: When people have tissues / cells removed from their bodies, these specimens are generally sent to a pathology laboratory where lab staff, technicians, and doctors (pathologists) study the tissues and cells (usually under microscopes) to help determine what is wrong with the tissues. The lab will determine if the process is an infection or a tumor and whether or not a tumor is benign or malignant. ...Read more

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Can cysts on kidneys be mistaken for adrenal tumours, and cause multiple systemic problems

Can cysts on kidneys be mistaken for adrenal tumours, and cause multiple systemic problems

Likely not.: Radiologists are well trained to distinguish kidney from adrenal cysts on imaging films. Most cysts are benign however if they are many with walls or septa inside, they may cause back pain, get infected, elevate bp. They usually don't cause systemic problems. Take care and god bless u! http://www. M.Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/kidney-cyst-causes-symptoms-treatments. ...Read more

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Bump/back of head/lower left side. NOT cyst or tumor. MRI shows nothing in that spot. At times it causes a tremendous amount of pain. Any advice, info, or recommendation is much appreciated. Have had it for about 5 yrs.

Bump/back of head/lower left side. NOT cyst or tumor. MRI shows nothing in that spot. At times it causes a tremendous amount of pain. Any advice, info, or recommendation is much appreciated. Have had it for about 5 yrs.

Sebaceous cyst: In that area it is most likely a sebaceous cyst. It is just a collection of retained sebum - a skin oil produced by sebaceous glands. This gland is in the shaft of the hair and keeps the hair nice and shiny. It can be electively excised. ...Read more

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What's a small fatty tumor on the lower back?

What's a small fatty tumor on the lower back?

Lipoma: Likely a lipoma - a benign fatty tumor. However, if you have rapid growth, skin changes or more symptoms of concern - get checked out to be safe. Some soft tissue cancer can start by looking innocent. ...Read more

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What causes cysts beneath the skin on the lower back?

Blocked pore: Epidermoid cysts are started with a blocked pore that can't exude skin cells normally onto the skin. Factors that encourage blocked pores which might lead to forming a cyst are tight clothing, waistbands, & straps which is why cysts are often found on the back. They are not usually problematic unless they rupture and become inflamed. ...Read more

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If I have a lower back cyst on the right side could it give me lower back 'irritation'/pain even on the side that the cyst isn't on?

Unlikely: Would be very hard to say your pain is due to cyst on opposite side. Nerves just don't cross over like that. Could certainly have pain at site of cyst or radiating to areas on the right. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lower back cysts?

What are the symptoms of lower back cysts?

Maybe 2 Types: There are several possibilities, but 2 main/common types, if you're talking about skin. Sebaceous cysts are just wax glands that get plugged. Depending on the size they may be treated with heat packs or may need to be surgically excised. Lipomas are fatty blobs that are softer and deeper. Neither are emergencies, but in the low back area may present a mechanical problem if they're at the beltline. ...Read more

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I have a cyst on my lower back and it is sitting directly on a bone. The pain is indescribable. Does it have to be surgically removed?

Cyst: This needs to be checked by your doctor to get the correct diagnosis for treatment recommendation. Sometimes the mass could be putting pressure on underlying nerves and cause pain. ...Read more

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I have a weird pushing pain under my left rib and pains in my lower back what could this be? I had a roux ex colodul cyst removed two years ago

I have a weird pushing pain under my left rib and pains in my lower back what could this be? I had a roux ex colodul cyst removed two years ago

Pain: I do not know how old you are and I cannot explain the pain I would suggest you see a physician and get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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What are tarlov cysts in your lower back 2.6 CM and can cause constipation?

What are tarlov cysts in your lower back 2.6 CM and can cause constipation?

Wow: A 2.6 centimeter (1 inch) tarlov cyst needs to be followed to make sure it is not expanding and causing an instability or erosion of the vertebral body. It is unlikely to be causing constipation. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts cause lower back spasms?

Can ovarian cysts cause lower back spasms?

Possibly: Ovarian cysts and other causes of female pelvic pain can also cause referred pain to the lower back. If your doctor has ruled out other more common causes of lower back pain, such as muscle strain, then a gyn exam would be in order. ...Read more

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I've been having pelvic pain and the pain travels to my lower back. It's not because of my period or cysts. What else could it be?

I've been having pelvic pain and the pain travels to my lower back. It's not because of my period or cysts. What else could it be?

Not sure..: You say not because cysts, but have you had a ultrasound? Pain that goes to the back is often solid tumors, but you are young for that. You may have even an infection, even low grade. This can set up a long standing ache. You need a good exam and eval from your gyno.
good luck. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cyst transmit pain to lower back?

Yes, its possible: Make sure you are under the care of a physician. ...Read more

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I have a small jelly like lump in my lower back and it moves when I try to massage it bur never goes away can it be a tumor?

I have a small jelly like lump in my lower back and it moves when I try to massage it bur never goes away can it be a tumor?

Get it checked: Just to be sure it is nothing bad, make sure and get it looked at by a doctor; but, more than likely, it is probably a lipoma. These are benign fatty masses, which occur as we age. It could also be an epidermal cyst (these are also caused sebaceous cysts). These are also benign. But, again, get someone to look at it. ...Read more

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For a recurring subaceous cyst if its hot to touch is it too late to use turmeric or should I just get cut open again. It on lower back?

For a recurring subaceous cyst if its hot to touch is it too late to use turmeric or should I just get cut open again. It on lower back?

Infected?: Is it hot and red? If so, it may be infected and may require both antibiotics and surgical excision. See a doctor immediately to ascertain what is going on. Turmeric will not help an acute infection. Besides, turmeric hasn't been definitively proven in human studies to have any specific reliable benefits. Also, not well absorbed without piperine. ...Read more

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Can my doc diagnose a sebacous cyst on my lower back just by getting history and feeling it?

Possibly: Sebaceous cysts have a very characteristic appearance and in an otherwise healthy person it would be reason to make this diagnosis, potentially remove the cyst if it is troublesome, and then just follow along to make sure additional or concerning changes do not occur. ...Read more

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I have a Tarvol cyst. Can it Mimic sciatica? My lower back goes out to the point where I can barely walk and I feel it catching in my butt.

I have a Tarvol cyst. Can it Mimic sciatica? My lower back goes out to the point where I can barely walk and I feel it catching in my butt.

Sacroiliitis: The Tarlov cyst is not the cause of symptoms. Rather a compressed lumbar nerve or inflammation of the sacroiliac joint. The sacroiliac joints are located bilaterally at the level of the small dimples in the low back. Pain in this joint is made worse by rising from a seated position, rolling over onto the affected side while in bed, or taking a step up. Apply ice and see a back specialist. ...Read more

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Day 20 of cycle, severe cramping left front and lower back. Much like a cyst. (History of getting them) Could this be a cyst or implantation?

Day 20 of cycle, severe cramping left front and lower back. Much like a cyst. (History of getting them) Could this be a cyst or implantation?

Not implantation: For sure. Most of what people say online about "implantation" is nonsense. Sounds plausible for a ruptured cyst, but that's guessing. Whenever a patient - like you - chooses the word "severe" I'd recommend getting an exam with an ultrasound. Hope this helps, hope you feel better! ...Read more

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Is there a way to be absolutely sure that recurrent lower back n sacrum pain that comes and goes since january is caused by the large cyst at s2 (racepinephrine)?

Your spine surgeon: Or spinal specialist will help you identify your pain generator (anatomic source of your pain), if the pain generator is located within your spine. There are other reasons of having lower back pain -- some causes are unrelated to your spine. Also ensure other non-spinal causes of pain in these areas are ruled-out by your primary care doctor. Most s2 (racepinephrine) tarlov perineural cysts are asymptomatic. ...Read more

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I have several non-painful 'cysts' on my lower back, ribs, stomach, arm and legs. What causes this?

Sounds like: Epidermoid inclusion cysts. Direct cause is plugged hair follicle. You might have oily skin as underlying cause. These will eventually get infected, so you should have them removed. Consult dermatologist for oily skin. Or they could be something else, if you have so many of them. Show them to a doctor. ...Read more

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Day 20 of cycle. Cramping in front and lower back since last night. Moderate pain w/ severe peak this morning. Could this be implantation or a cyst?

Day 20 of cycle. Cramping in front and lower back since last night. Moderate pain w/ severe peak this morning. Could this be implantation or a cyst?

Possibly cyst: Implantation may cause some bleeding but isn't painful while ovarian cysts can be quite painful. Clomid (clomiphene) can cause painful ovarian hyperstimulation. However, I don't understand why you're on OCP's concurrently. Given your moderate to severe pain and history of miscarriage, you need to see a doctor. While your OBGyn would be ideal, it's more important that you see someone promptly. ...Read more

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Mri of lower back shows 2 tarlov cysts which are quite big. No symptoms yet. Should cysts be got rid of before they enlarge / start to cause problems?

Mri of lower back shows 2 tarlov cysts which are quite big. No symptoms yet. Should cysts be got rid of before they enlarge / start to cause problems?

No: If these cysts are not causing symptoms (and they don't commonly cause symptoms) then you don't want to disturb them. They are benign outpouchings of the nerve sheath filled with fluid. ...Read more

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If I have pelvic pain on my right side and around to my lower back, could I have an ovarian cyst? I've had this before.

Little likely, but..: The info reported does not suffice to deduce right diagnosis. However, it is highly likely to reach a reasonable diagnosis by following suggestion in articles listed in How to Handle Sickness in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. More? Welcome to contact me via www. Healthtap. Com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to log in for appointments. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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I have bad pain in my lower back and pelvic are they told me at the ER I have a cyst in my ovaries but I don't have insurance what should I do?

Must see a doctor: Most cysts are benign and resolve on their own but they can rupture or twist (torsion) and cause severe pain and even be life threatening. Some such as dermoids or endometriomas don't go away on their own. You need to be seen. Try to find a free clinic. These are often available in large cities and some med schools are associated with them. You need to be seen. ...Read more

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I'm 26 and I'm feeling a pain on the right side of lower back, to my vagina that radiates down to my rght calf. Could I have ovary cysts, or sth else?

I'm 26 and I'm feeling a pain on the right side of lower back, to my vagina that radiates down to my rght calf. Could I have ovary cysts, or sth else?

Possible disc: Ovarian pain does not usually radiate down the leg. Need to rule out a vertebral disc problem. Ask your primary care doctor to arrange lumbar spine study and? Referral to spine orthopedist or neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Hi, im getting dull pain on my lower back. I have been told I have a dermoid cyst on left side. I have a MRI scan next week too. What shall I do?

Hi, im getting dull pain on my lower back. I have been told I have a dermoid cyst on left side. I have a MRI scan next week too. What shall I do?

If your doctor: Thinks your symptoms are caused by this dermoid, he/she will probably recommend removal. Depends on its size and other risk factors, but you should probably have it removed in any case. Please follow advice that your doctor gives you after the MRI is complete. ...Read more

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I have this constant blunt pain in mu left lower back and it get worse when my cycle is near. I had my right ovary remove from ovarian cyst at 11 yrs.

I have this constant blunt pain in mu left lower back and it get worse when my cycle is near. I had my right ovary remove from ovarian cyst at 11 yrs.

See below: There are many causes of low back pain, and they are best determined by an examination of the patient. An evaluation by your primary care doctor is probably a good place to start. Back pain related to the menstrual cycle can be seen in patients with a retroverted uterus (normal variant where the uterus is positioned angled toward the back) and sometimes in patients with endometriosis. ...Read more

Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more