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Unexplained bruises on the back of the knees. Currently I am having a lot of lower back pain is it related to one another?

Unexplained bruises on the back of the knees. Currently I am having a lot of lower back pain is it related to one another?

Seizures?: If they are related, I would think they would be either due to seizures leading to falls with equally concerning diagnoses being severe thrombocytopenia which could lead to spontaneous bleeding in your lower back. If you have Neurologic changes, seek care emergently. I would still get a platelet count checked. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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I fell and thought I just bruised my bum. Now feeling lower back pain. Is it possible for pack pain to manifest later? Up to how long?

I fell and thought I just bruised my bum. Now feeling lower back pain. Is it possible for pack pain to manifest later? Up to how long?

Absolutely! YEARS: A fall on your bum can cause anything from simple bruise to subclinical (not well-perceived) problems like coccyx/sacral fracture, sacroiliac or pelvic displacement, lumbar disc inj., single/multiple nerve inflammation;any of which can take days/yrs to manifest. A good history & physical incl. An osteopathic hands-on exam may find problem. Manipulation may fix it, if other tests/treatment not needed ...Read more

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I have been having lower back pain for months and it's getting worse. And I've started to notice that it looks somewhat bruised on my lower back.

Probable spondylosis: Likely arthritis is the culprit. Muscle spasm generally comes with it, and can cause some swelling and burning. The primary cause of bruising or scarring is from heating pad overuse, to try and relieve some of the pain. Best to have a doctor evaluate you for the best treatment modalities, which may include physical therapy, steroid injections, osteopathic or chiropractic adjustments, or other. ...Read more

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I have a big lump near my left hip after a huge bruise as a result of a motorbike accident. I also have quite bad lower back pain.

I have a big lump near my left hip after a huge bruise as a result of a motorbike accident. I also have quite bad lower back pain.

Get evaluated: Depending upon how long ago accident occurred, could be residual hip hematoma, or even seroma. However, would be more concerned about your back, as the pain may be secondary to a small fracture, or even a disc injury. See your doctor and uncover causation. ...Read more

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I've got lower back pain...spasms when I move...but when I rest. Totally fine. However my pubic bone feels bruised is this related?

I've got lower back pain...spasms when I move...but when I rest. Totally fine. However my pubic bone feels bruised is this related?

Injured?: How long you have had this pain, any numbness or weakness, and injury are all important pieces of the puzzle. If this has been for more than a few days and no known injury, see a doctor, preferably an osteopath. ...Read more

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Having lower back pain on right side/hip. Also have pain in right side rib cage. Feels like I got punched or a bad bruise. What should I do?

Having lower back pain on right side/hip. Also have pain in right side rib cage. Feels like I got punched or a bad bruise. What should I do?

Must rule out kidney: Have your primary md be sure you do have have a kidney problem. Otherwise heat, rest, no lifting or rotation and make sure you recheck in with primary md. ...Read more

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Black and blue mark on my husbands right side of his lower abdomen he doesn't recall getting a. Bruise and this never happens Has had lower back pain?

Black and blue mark on my husbands right side of his lower abdomen he doesn't recall getting a. Bruise and this never happens Has had lower back pain?

Consider eval: Hi, thanks for reaching out. Even with people the "bruise easily" we expect most bruising to occur in the arms/legs because in the even of trauma, we try to protect our core body from injury. Spontaneous bruising in the core/abdomen can potentially be worrisome. If it is fairly large and he has back pain, I would try to get examined by a doctor or at least speak with one soon in more detail. ...Read more

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I have had lower back pain travelling down my left leg, I have now noticed a lot of bruises particularly on my legs upper and lower?

I have had lower back pain travelling down my left leg, I have now noticed a lot of bruises particularly on my legs upper and lower?

Leg pain: I think someone asked this same question. Was it u? Well I'm gonna give same answer. If ur getting bruising time to see a doctor. That is not from lumbar radiculopathy (back pain w leg pain). ...Read more

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Lower back pain getting worse. Shoots down back of leg. Just noticed black bruising behind my knee, are these related, and should I be worried?

Lower back pain getting worse. Shoots down back of leg. Just noticed black bruising behind my knee, are these related, and should I be worried?

Injury, vascular: The bleeding suggest some type of trauma. Need to discuss this with your position. You could be a muscle tear, it could be a vascular issue, because even be a ruptured Baker's cyst. Your physician will have you evaluated to see what the diagnosis is ...Read more

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Will spondylolethesis cause me to feel bruised all over body? I also have headache and lower back pain and red rash on face don't know what this is

Will spondylolethesis cause me to feel bruised all over body? I also have headache and lower back pain and red rash on face don't know what this is

Spondylolisthesis?: I am answering assuming that you are asking about spondylolisthesis - if you are referring to another condition please clarify. Spondylolisthesis refers to a "slip" of a vertebral body (=bone of the spine) in reference to the a neighbor vertebral body. This condition can cause pain but it would be difficult to link this to bruises or a red rash in the face. ...Read more

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I have extreme lower back pain...Also, a bruised feeling in mid of spine, for 6mts now. Also, arms go numb whn I sit certain way, what are ur thoughts?

I have extreme lower back pain...Also, a bruised feeling in mid of spine, for 6mts now. Also, arms go numb whn I sit certain way, what are ur thoughts?

Low back pain: Low, mid and upper back pain can be debilitating. With symptoms last more than six months it is important to get MRI imaging of the spine and an evaluation with a neurosurgeon. Arm numbness can be caused by holding your arms bent or elevated for long periods of time. An electromyogram and nerve conduction study can help with the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Right side lower back pain that seems to be linked to my right testicle. Testicle is tender but most of the pain is lower back. Is it serious? Torsion?

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Right side lower back pain that seems to be linked to my right testicle. Testicle is tender but most of the pain is lower back. Is it serious? Torsion?

Here are some...: You've made an excellent observation and description which strongly suggest the occurrence of so-called radiculopathy or neurapathy. How to verify such, please follow the described instruction in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain much insight on how to work closely with urologist or others so to deduce right Dx for right treatment. ...Read more

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Coccydynia since 3 years want to do body building, have lower back pain and coccyx tender, male 20.So if I do weight lifting then will it cause damage?

Coccydynia since 3 years want to do body building, have lower back pain and coccyx tender, male 20.So if I do weight lifting then will it cause damage?

U may not make it-: -worse but the pain May inhibit U 2 attain Ur goals. U R young so U should try all conservative measures such as a pillow, NSAIDS if able 2 take them, also a pain clinic can offer injections. If nothing helps if it is really a problem U can't tolerate, U could seek a surgical opinion. Excision can B considered, so seek an orthopedic surgeon who is quite familiar with this proc. Done 20 good/happy. ...Read more

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Right Pelvic tender when pressed on r-hip, r-lower back pain and right upper abd pain in back too, fever please give me worst & best case scenario?

Right Pelvic tender when pressed on r-hip, r-lower back pain and right upper abd pain in back too, fever please give me worst & best case scenario?

Maybe serious see MD: The combination of these pains plus fever is worrisome for internal infection that might need antibiotics and maybe surgery. Very difficult to say anything more. Pelvic inflammatory disease, infected ovarian cyst, kidney infection, cholecystitis (gall bladder), and any number of others. Best case might be minor musculoskeletal problem (muscle strain?) plus a cold to explain fever. See doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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I'm 34, tubes tied 9 years ago, I'm a week late, but having fatigue, tender Brest, emotional, lower back pain nauseous, 2 test both negative?

Another cause: Pregnancy is highly unlikely. Sounds like something else is going on. See your primary care provider or gynecologist for a full history and testing. Hope you feel better fast ...Read more

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My last period was 5 days late and lasted only 3 days vs my norm 7. My boobs have been tender and always hard and lower back pain && tired 2 ngtv hpt?

My last period was 5 days late and lasted only 3 days vs my norm 7. My boobs have been tender and always hard and lower back pain && tired 2 ngtv hpt?

Doubt pregnancy: If you had 2 negative pregnancy tests there should be no concern for pregnancy. If there is still doubt a blood test will confirm this. It may be perfectly normal to have a change in your cycle due to slight hormonal changes that are occurring. If you have no other changes monitor your next cycle or 2. If you are having significant changes consult your physician for a workup. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is Spongylitis of the spine genetic? My mum suffers from it and I'm constantly suffering with lower back pain and neck pain. Its soo tender! Ideas?

Is Spongylitis of the spine genetic? My mum suffers from it and I'm constantly suffering with lower back pain and neck pain. Its soo tender! Ideas?

Potentially: There are some forms of " spondylitis" that are felt to be auto immune and probably have a genetic basis to them, ankylosing spindylitis being one example. If you haven't seen one, consider being seen by a rheumatologist to look for your underlying cause of your problem. ...Read more

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Lower back pain between ribcage and pelvis right side, spot tender to touch, radiating to buttock and leg hot patch made it worse, what could this be?

Lower back pain between ribcage and pelvis right side, spot tender to touch, radiating to buttock and leg hot patch made it worse, what could this be?

Many things: It could be caused by a herniated disc, spinal arthritis, something called spinal stenosis or a list of other things. As always, it is difficult to say what is causing a patients pain without seeing them in person. I would simply admonish you to see your doctor if it is really bothering you. ...Read more

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I'm four days late on my period. I have some cramping and mild lower back pain. Normally my breasts get tender the week before my period & they're not. I've had a little dizziness. I'm not sure if I should wait for my period or take a test. I keep thinking

I'm four days late on my period. I have some cramping and mild lower back pain. Normally my breasts get tender the week before my period & they're not. I've had a little dizziness. I'm not sure if I should wait for my period or take a test. I keep thinking

Hard to guess: It can be hard to guess whether a woman is pregnant or not. A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period, or after having a "weird" period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. ...Read more

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Last period was nov 17 feb 12th spot 3 days with cramps tender breast and with lower back pain then spot stop still pain usual reg should I be worry?

Last period was nov 17 feb 12th spot 3 days with cramps tender breast and with lower back pain then spot stop still pain usual reg should I be worry?

Sexually active?: If yes, please take a home pregnancy test in case the 12 february bleeding wasn't a light period. If negative, then your gynecologist can help to evaluate for irregularity. Take care. ...Read more

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MRI and 3 Nerve blocks, hospital can't find the cause 2 years of investigation lower back pain, tender tail bone pain radiates around buttocks.

Coccydynia: Tail bone pain is also called coccydynia. Coccydynia is inflammation localized to the tailbone and there can be multiple causes or things that mimic it, including sacroilitis, sciatica or even infection to name a few. It might be best to see a spine specialist for a more detailed history and exam. In the meantime try Lidocaine or Diclofenac patch, Core PT or pilates w/ lumbar stabilization & massage ...Read more

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Cramps, lower back pain& nipple tender (normal PMS 4 me) been feeling em 4 2wks bt more now, period was due thurs but 2dys late had sex July26 preg?

Cramps, lower back pain& nipple tender (normal PMS 4 me) been feeling em 4 2wks bt more now, period was due thurs but 2dys late had sex July26 preg?

Possible: Do a pregnancy test. If you don't want to be pregnant, you need to be using a reliable method of contraception and condoms to prevent STDs ...Read more

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I have sore tender breasts lower back pain and a metallic taste in my mouth we are trying for baby but have only been trying for 3 weeks any ideas?

I have sore tender breasts lower back pain and a metallic taste in my mouth we are trying for baby but have only been trying for 3 weeks any ideas?

Need more info: Your age & GYN history would help me to give you an answer. The three major complaints you mention can be the harbinger of something not good or the effects of being pregnant, . I would strongly suggest that you make an appointment with your obstetrician very soon. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Bruising Easily (Definition)

Bruise =contusion A bruise occurs when trauma injures capillaries & possibly venules causing blood to seep into the interstitial tissues surrounding them. Blood vessel weakness or clotting problems can both ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more