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My husband started getting big irregular dark spots on his lower back about a year ago and have since spread to his lower stomach?

My husband started getting big irregular dark spots on his lower back about a year ago and have since spread to his lower stomach?

Needs medical check: He should seek a medical evaluation from your pcp. If there is any concern as to what they are, a dermatologist can be even more helpful. ...Read more

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I have nickel sized red spots on the back of my leg and lower back, they are dark centered with red around it. What is it?

Need more info: There are many potential answers for such spots. For example: Do they itch or burn? How long have they been present? Have you been recently bitten by insects? Any new drug or supplement introduced? If they bother you enough, you should consult your doctor to find out whether treatment is needed. ...Read more

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My 65 year old father has a large dark spot on his lower back with small bumps on it. What might it be?

My 65 year old father has a large dark spot on his lower back with small bumps on it. What might it be?

Needs to be seen: Rashes and spots are hard to describe in word. A dermatologist needs to look at a "large dark spot" with "bumps on it". At age 65, there have been plenty of years, enough to develop skin cancer... which means this should be checked very soon by a doctor. If one cannot get to a doctor, there are some eMedicine dermatologists who can at least provide advice via a virtual appointment by smartphone. ...Read more

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25f I have very frequent back pain. Noticed if you push on certain spots on lower back sends pain up my back?

25f I have very frequent back pain. Noticed if you push on certain spots on lower back  sends  pain up my back?

See below: Pushing on certain spots does not always tell us what the problem is. Best to see a doctor who deals with back pain on a regular basis and they can help you determine the best approach to your back pain. ...Read more

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I was due on last month the 14th few day later my lower back was harting coming out in spots and boob s got biger so took a test and saying not ?

I was due on last month the 14th few day later my lower back was harting coming out in spots and boob s got biger so took a test and saying not ?

Pregnancy tests: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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I had a bad fall and my lower back locked on me. Now I have purple, reddish spots on skin in the same place it's locked. What is that?

I had a bad fall and my lower back locked on me. Now I have purple, reddish spots on skin in the same place it's locked. What is that?

Bruise?: Is it like a bruise? Could be secondary to fall and a bruise, local hematoma. Or have you put heating pad on it or some muscle cream, gel that you reacted to locally? ...Read more

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Why might it be that lower back pain from an injury move around to different spots?

Why might it be that lower back pain from an injury move around to different spots?

Facet joints: Your spine is made of bony blocks called vertebrae, which are connected to each other by small joints called facet joints. When individual vertebrae are misaligned, this places strain on facets at different levels. You may benefit from gentle physical therapy or an honest chiropractor. If you have associated leg pain, see your pain management doctor asap. ...Read more

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Mystomach has gotten spotty, given loporox but hasn't worked-it has spread now to my lower back, spots aren't itchy but can look like dry skin. Spotty?

Mystomach has gotten spotty, given loporox but hasn't worked-it has spread now to my lower back, spots aren't itchy but can look like dry skin. Spotty?

Tine Versicolor: Possibly could be tinea versicolor. Often times this disorder can be treated with over the counter selenium sulfide shampoos, but in some cases may require oral medication such as ketoconazole to treat completely. Some rashes may look similar to tinea versicolor and if persistent may need to be evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have bad red spots and blotches on my legs and lower back. Would OTC meds work?

Depends on the cause: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Everytime my child gets a cold she gets red very itcy (almost mosquito bite type) spots on her lower back and legs. what could it be?

Everytime my child gets a cold she gets red very itcy (almost mosquito bite type) spots on her lower back and legs. what could it be?

Perhaps these are: not colds but actually allergic reactions. Then, these may be hives (the itchy rash) and the congestion/cough may be part of that allergy. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help for both, but please speak with her pediatrician to better diagnose and treat this problem. If you are a Prime member, you also could consult one us through there. ...Read more

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I'm 20 yrs old. I got struck in the back and then I got an MRI and there are 2 white spots the size of a grape on my lower back. What does that mean?

I'm 20 yrs old. I got struck in the back and then I got an MRI and there are 2 white spots the size of a grape on my lower back. What does that mean?

Depends: William, no one can really answer this because we don't know if the white spots are on your back or on your MRI!
ASK the doctor who ordered the MRI to interpret it for you, or to explain it if the spots are on your back itself. Lots of things on MRI's are white. Most are normal. Good luck! ...Read more

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Very Rough skin on lower back, It's not itchy just happened recently. And also, acne spots on the upper back had for # of years. What to use?

Very Rough skin on lower back, It's not itchy just happened recently.  And also, acne spots on the upper back had for # of years. What to use?

Rough skin: Try using something like Aveeno for your bath water to relieve your rough skin . For acne of your shoulders you can try Retin-A ointment before bedtime ...Read more

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Have sore to touch spots on left side only in buttock, lower back, upper back, neck n chest. No injury or exercise. What could it be?

Have sore to touch spots on left side only in buttock, lower back, upper back, neck n chest. No injury or exercise.  What could it be?

All on left side?: You're young at 28, but a pattern of spots on one side of the body suggests shingles or herpes zoster. If so, you could develop more pain than soreness. Best to get checked because some medications can help to prevent this developing and others can help manage the pain. ...Read more

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My husband has had bruises on his lower back legs and buttocks, they have been there in the spots for 3yrs now, what could it possibly be?

My husband has had bruises on his lower back legs and buttocks, they have been there in the spots for 3yrs now, what could it possibly be?

Maybe vasculitis??: If it has been there for three years it doesn't seem emergent. He should see a good internist for a thorough work up. ...Read more

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C section 14 weeks ago. Since then have had a red, itchy rash in a band around lower back. Is small red bumpy spots, itches on and off. What is it?

C section 14 weeks ago. Since then have had a red, itchy rash in a band around lower back. Is small red bumpy spots, itches on and off. What is it?

Infection?: To know for sure what it is, you would need to see a Dermatologist. A common cause of your symptoms is a yeast infection or bacterial infection in the skin. These can usually be treated with non-prescription antifungal or antibacterial skin creams. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have a pulled a muscle on my right back thigh.Yesterday I began getting painful hive spots on my right butt cheek and lower back. Are these related?

Picture would help: If the hive spots are small bubbles/blisters it is possible they are related. That history could be a herpes outbreak. The pain is nerve root mediated.

If the pulled muscle and the hives are actual hives then i doubt they are related.

Sorry, just hard without seeing it. ...Read more

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Hi doctors I have rash red spots on feet lower back side of hips its quite itchy i am wheat and gluten and dairy have illuminated chicken?

Hi  doctors  I have  rash  red spots  on feet lower back side of hips  its quite itchy  i am wheat  and gluten  and dairy  have illuminated  chicken?

See a dermatologist: This is not related to any food. Eat a normal diet. You need an exam, diagnosis, and probably a prescription cream. ...Read more

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What can I do?, medical problem, irritated eyes, nosebleed, pain in lower back, extremely itchy, red spots on skin.?

What can I do?, medical problem, irritated eyes, nosebleed, pain in lower back, extremely itchy, red spots on skin.?

Need exam: Those are a lot of often unrelated and fairly non-specific symptoms. You're going to need an exam by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Had bone scan today, showed white spots lower back and hips, why is this? Had bc 2005, stress fracture showed on normal xray

Had bone scan today, showed white spots lower back and hips, why is this? Had bc 2005, stress fracture showed on normal xray

Degenerative changes: I assume the image you saw was white on black, which means that the white areas are where there is "uptake" of the radiopharmaceutical. If that is true , based on the locations you mention, most likely white dots are due to spurs ( benign bony overgrowths, facet joint arthritis, etc.). ...Read more

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I have tender spots and "bone" pain in shoulder and down arm, ankle, calf and ribs, at rest, no trauma. Breathless on exertion. Lower back pain?

I have tender spots and "bone" pain in shoulder and down arm, ankle, calf and ribs, at rest, no trauma. Breathless on exertion. Lower back pain?

What's up?: Sounds like something's up. The cornerstone of treatment is an accurate diagnosis. You need one! please get an evaluation - you could have anything! ...Read more

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Lately when I am working, I have been noticing that my back has been hurting in one spot when I push down.its my lower back and left of my spine. ?

Acute onset low back: Localized pain to one area ,brought on by doing some activity associated with repetitive bending ,twisting or prolonged positioning is typically muscular in origin. Try stretching, avoid positioning your back in the
activities I have described, use alleve 2 tabs twice a day for 5 days. Most of the time the sore area will improve . Get an evaluation if it persists. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Hard to say: Discuss with your doctor. You might want an x-ray of your lower back to assess. There are conditions that involve the distal spine that are not clinically significant but worth knowing about (e.g. Spina bifida occulta). ...Read more