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Fatty Tumors On Lower Back
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
What should I do about my hamstrings? I had back surgery to remove a benign tumor in my lower back around two years ago. The tumor caused non-stop pain from my lower back to my ankles to the point where i was pretty much bedridden. This lasted for eight m
From : From the sounds of your description, the tumor that was removed had some involvement of the spinal cord or the nerves of the cauda equina descending from the cord. Your description of pain is consistent with a continued neurologic cause of the ongoing pain. This could be from post operative scar tissue about the nerves of the cauda equina or just residuals from damage caused by the original tumor. The recommendations of your physical therapist appear correct, however, there can often be additional measures taken to improve your tolerance of the therapy activities. My recommendation would be to engage the care of a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation to best guide your recovery. Considerations would be for medications to calm the nerves or consider medications for muscle spasticity if indicated. ...Read more
I have pain on left lower back and left leg. I have numbness (2/10) on left leg for past 1 yeae. Sciatica? Or Sinal or any other tumor cancer?worried
I have very severe back pain and i went to see a pa and she said it was a lipoma tumor. The lump on my lower back is mushy hard and causes a lot of pain up my back and it is hard to use the restroom now. I went back to see the pa andshe said it wasnt a li
What is the best way to treat lower back pain from sciatica due to a tumor in the lumbar area? On tarceva (erlotinib) for the cancer but how to stop the pain?
Get doctor advice: If your pain is due to metastatic cancer to the lumbar spine, radiation therapy should probably be administered. A combination of pain medications is often effective, and should include a narcotic analgesic and a non-steriodal anti-infllammatory agent. If the pain is radiating down your buttock and leg, addition of a medication for neuropathic pain could also be added. Please see your oncologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain located in right lower back. Very slight tingly feeling in right hand and foot. No numbness or weakness. Spinal tumor?
L spine, CT scan came back normal, only have lower back pain. No uti, stones, etc. Would l spine show lower back tumor? Dr. Says l spine was normal?
Mass on the back of my neck, attached to R side of my spine. Had stat MRI. Have lower back pain-4 months, hip/leg pain. Does this sound like a tumor?
Moms been urinating every other hr small amt x1month, lower back pain,clean catch urine clear, noticed pink on toilet paper at times,sore groin,tumor?
Here are some ...: One of your similar Qs was answered some 2 days ago. Now, bring the info on the onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, and progress of the symptoms and their related discomforts over time to Doc for analysis + physical + tests as needed so to deduce possible Dx and provide reasonable Rx/care. Further online inquiry would not solve your mom's concerns. So, take actions timely. Best wish... ...Read more
Possible brain tumor when neuro test good blood tests good to rule out other diseases MRI spine good and constant hip lower back pain and leg weaknes?
Had l spine xray and CT scan for kidney stones, all clear. Low back pain..Would l spine xray have shown lower back tumor? No stones, uti, etc.
No: An x-ray of the lumbar spine would predominantly show only bone. In general, an x-ray is not a very sensitive test to detect the specific cause of back pain in most patients. Consider requesting an MRI which shows the bone, but also shows the nerves, discs, and other soft tissues of the back and is therefore much more sensitive than an x-ray. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
When is lower center back pain suspicious? Something serious like aneurysm, kidneys, cancer, tumor etc. As opposed to something more benign.
Nerve damage: Spinal cord by itself ends at the first lumbar vertebra, however, spinal nerves do travel in the vertebral canal all the way through the sacrum. A tumor pressing on the nerves may cause sensory loss, pain, muscle weakness, loss of bladder and bowel control. It would depend on the location, size and nature of the tumor. ...Read more
Yes: Some tumors will cause lower back pain. If i see a young person who is having new onset of back pain or if i see a middle aged person with no history of lower back pain with new onset back pain, i will search for potential tumors as a cause. Thankfully it is uncommon but something not to miss. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have a low back disc herniation from 4 yrs ago, pain has come back. Physiatrist " disc flare up". Possibility this is a spinal tumor?
Unlikely: Spinal tumors are uncommon ( do exist ) , with them more often looses sensation and muscle power not the pain you have , mostly is your disc, re evaluation by your doctor with MRI of spine etc need treatments if you have evidence of compression to the cord may even need surgery ...Read more