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Hairy Patches On Lower Back
I have a small patch of skin that's dry and flakey on my lower back on the right side. The dried skin is white.What could this be?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just had a blood patch done but my lower back is killing me what can I do aside from OTC medicine i can't move with out being on a 10 scale of pain.
For a couple of months I have had a patch of numb skin on the outside of my knee. I've also noticed pain in my lower back. What could this be?
I have these, used to be bumps, but now kind of dry looking patches on stomach and a few on my sides and a few that progressed to my lower back. Im 16?
Pityriasis: What you are describing sounds like pityriasis rosea. It is not serious nor contagious. The cause of pityriasis has yet to be uncovered although some believe it is viral. The rash from pityriasis usually lasts about 6-8 weeks and goes away without treatment. If it is itchy you can try OTC Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Avoid hot showers, they can make the rash worse. See your doctor for confirmation. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have really bad lower back pain in the past 2 days is a medicated hot and cold patch ok? It went from being my upper and neck and now it's lower
2 Days Back Pain: Use ice over heat for acute (new) areas of pain. For many folks, heat aggravates the already acutely inflammed body part. Topical medications like diclofenac gel (dull, ache, throbbing pain) or lidocaine gel (burn, stab, sharp, pins & needles etc.) may be beneficial for your acute symptoms. ...Read more
I fell dwn the stairs hit my lower back spine between my two dimples on my back.Now theres a round purple dark patch?..My hips feel paraylsed and hard
Need X-Rays: You may have a broken hip or back especially if you can not stand or walk on your leg please go to the emergency room so they can evaluate you especially if you fell down today. If you did it few days ago then you can talk to your doctor who can get x-rays ordered for you good luck. ...Read more
I have these small red patches with bumps in them all over my body. My stomach and lower back were really red and I also have bumps in my groin area. ?
Body rash: Likely pityriasis roasea which will go away on own in 6-8 weeks or eczema/psoriasis , bacterial or fungal, tinea vesicolor or related to allergy- medications ( if on any) or food -like celiac, can also be bites like scabies usually are linear pattern, rarely can be thyroid, or liver /kidney condition, autoimmune process. Would check CBC, thyroid , ESR. F/u w/urgent care or doc over next 1-3 d ...Read more
I have a red patch that started behind my leg on upper part of calf. Now it has moved to my lower back. It is now raised and itchy. What could it b?
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