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I had a small lump under skin on lower back. Has always been the same. Today it was bigger and bruised and somewhat sensitive which it hasn't been b4.?

I had a small lump under skin on lower back. Has always been the same. Today it was bigger and bruised and somewhat sensitive which it hasn't been b4.?

Ruptured cyst?: Your description makes me think this might be a cyst which ruptured and is becoming inflamed as a result. If it worsens, gets very large, or painful, it may need to be opened. Warm compresses can help bring it to a head and resolve it faster. Squeezing isn't a good idea. ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...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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Tender lump on lower back. Cancerous?

Tender lump on lower back. Cancerous?

Hard to say: It is hard to say if the lump is cancerous without seeing it. A couple of key things to watch: has it changed in size or color, has the pain characteristics changed, is there bleeding or ulceration, are there signs of infection, is there redness or drainage? If the answer to any of these is yes, you should have it checked out by your family doctor. ...Read more

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I found a lump in my groin last night that is very tender to touch. I also pinched a nerve in my lower back last week. Could this be related?

I found a lump in my groin last night that is very tender to touch. I also pinched a nerve in my lower back last week. Could this be related?

Unlikely: There usually isn't a relationship. Please see your local health care provider to be further evaluated for both. ...Read more

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I have 3 new tender hard lumps, one on my neck (towards the back on the side) one on lower back next to spine, and one on my hand. Should I be worried?

I have 3 new tender hard lumps, one on my neck (towards the back on the side) one on lower back next to spine, and one on my hand. Should I be worried?

SeeMD: Tender hard bumps should be evaluated by an MD They could be many things Infection or inflamed lymph nodes or cysts or rarely Cancer ...Read more

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I noticed a lump on my lower back, right on the left side of one of my vertebraes. It's visible to the eye and I can feel it with the hand. Not tender?

I noticed a lump on my lower back, right on the left side of one of my vertebraes. It's visible to the eye and I can feel it with the hand. Not tender?

Lump: Please make an appointment to see your Primary doctor about this. "Not tender" may still need to be examined by your doctor and also get xrays.

Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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My gf has lower back pains, palpitating heart, and when she holds her breath, allegedly, it stops beating. Then, when she gets a bump, it easily bruise?

My gf has lower back pains, palpitating heart, and when she holds her breath, allegedly, it stops beating. Then, when she gets a bump, it easily bruise?

See physician: Low back pain, easy bruising on the limbs and occasional palpitations are all fairly common, and women are often more sensitive to these body events than men are. However, very rapid or prolonged palpitations could be serious, and a breath holding or cough might be able to stop an abnormal rhythm sometimes. Additionally, large bruises on the torso without trauma could also be serious. See doc. ...Read more

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I have right flank pain and I also feel a lump that's really tender to the touch. Should I be worried?

I have right flank pain and I also feel a lump that's really tender to the touch. Should I be worried?

Certainly persistent: Pain and new painful lumps are things to be worried about. You can't be diagnosed over the internet so make an appointment with a health care provider for an evaluation and physical examination. Lab work may be necessary as well. Don't delay. ...Read more

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I have a large swollen bruise on lower back from fall. It burns at times. What can I do to speed up healing?

I have a large swollen bruise on lower back from fall. It burns at times. What can I do to speed up healing?

Nothing particular: There is no known way to improve on the body's healing abilities, other than a proper diet and adequate vitamins, and avoiding things that may impair healing, including cigarette smoking and alcohol. ...Read more

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Bruise on lower back calfs, 3 years now. Noticing swelling of lower legs from time to time and pain. Started wearing compression socks to help?

Bruise on lower back calfs, 3 years now. Noticing swelling of lower legs from time to time and pain. Started wearing compression socks to help?

Bruised swollen legs: Sounds like you may have chronic venous insuffiency. Better have your PCP check your legs first to make sure you don't have arterial insuffiency as well. If you do, then using the compression socks might not be a good idea. ...Read more

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Lower back lumps that are super painful?

Infection?: Lumps that are painful could be bacterials infection. See doc for appropriate exam and prescription of oral antibiotics. Once I proved they need to be rechecked for any possible underlying issues. ...Read more

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Hi I found a pea-size lump under the skin on my lower back. What could it be?

Hi I found a pea-size lump under the skin on my lower back. What could it be?

Several things: Sebaceous cyst, pimple, lipoma, dermal nevus and others. Need to have doctor see, , feel the lump in order to give you proper answer. Sorry not more helpful. Best of luck with this. Dr R ...Read more

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Pain in lower back from falling on ice when skating. No visible bruise on the skin?

Need Xrays.: As my old professor used to say, "we doctors don't have xray vision! " you'll need to get some xrays to make sure you haven't broken anything. ...Read more

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Left lower back (between spine & side) squishy lump, nonpianful, moveable, about grape size. What could it be? Should I worry?

Lipoma?: If you have a non tender (non-painful), mobile (squishy) and small ("grape-sized" or <2 cm?) lump on your back, it is most likely benign and probably a lipoma. Lipomas are a collection of fat cells, and usually not worrisome. If you notice that it is growing in size, becomes painful, or simply feels different to you, then you should see a general surgeon to evaluate and possibly remove it. ...Read more

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I have a big lump on my lower back on the left side, where my kidneys at, close to my spine. It's really painful and making me feel sick?

Lump: I would recconmend you see your primary doctor for evaluation, this could be as simple as a fat mass (lipoma) but other possibilities need to be considered. Good luck ...Read more

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I have a nonpainful lump on my lower back right above my buttocks, that ive had for a long time it's recently gotten much larger. Is this a concern?

I have a nonpainful lump on my lower back right above my buttocks, that ive had for a long time it's recently gotten much larger. Is this a concern?

There are many: Potential causes for a lump as you describe. The only way to tell for sure if it is serious is to see a health care provider and be examined. If it is enlarging it is of greater concern. Don't delay. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my lower back, just to the right of my spine. Doesn't hurt about the size of 50 cent piece. 24 female good health. I don't have a pcp.

I have a lump on my lower back, just to the right of my spine. Doesn't hurt about the size of 50 cent piece. 24 female good health. I don't have a pcp.

Lump on the back: The lump you feel most likely is a benign tumor of the fat called a lipoma. It is important to know if it is movable, soft or hard. A hard immovable lump is of concern and could suggest cancer. If it is soft and movable it most likely benign. Also, has it increased in size? If it is increasing in you should be examined ASAP. Some one should check it anyhow at some point. ...Read more

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My back cracks so often and I have a lump in my lower back (left). Also, when I lay down on my back there is a few seconds of the feeling of a pressur?

Varies: The symptoms you are describing can have multiple potential causes, but among the more common is an abnormality involving the posterior facets joints in the spine. Consider being seen for an accurate diagnosis and to consider treatment options. ...Read more

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Squishy lumps on lower back, why?

Squishy lumps on lower back, why?

Simple vs serious: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many factors. The vast majority are not cancer but simply unusual growths like fatty tumors, cysts, skin tags, moles, etc. Most cause no symptoms and can be watched. If they cause symptoms or change colors, bleed, bruise or hurt, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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Got a small lump on lower back should I be worrried?

Yes: Depending on what it is could grow larger. Need a photo or consult a doctor for diagnosis.
Possibilities include pimple, cyst, lipoma, carbuncle.
Each possibility is treated differently. ...Read more

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What is a lump on your lower back but it doesn't hurt?

What is a lump on your lower back but it doesn't hurt?

Simple vs serious: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many factors. The vast majority are not cancer but simply unusual growths like fatty tumors, cysts, skin tags, moles, etc. Most cause no symptoms and can be watched. If they cause symptoms or change colors, bleed, bruise or hurt, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more