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Lower Back Tumor Symptoms
"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
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
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
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