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Long diamond shape lump on lower back?

Long diamond shape lump on lower back?

Eval: Don't know where on the lower back it is. If it is in the area of the gluteal cleft (butt crack) it could be a pilonidal cyst. Cysts can develop on others areas of the back as well as lipomas. Most are more rounded in shape (not angular). Your doctor should be able to help identify the lesion. Take care. ...Read more

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Small lump on lower back. Changes size sometimes and have had it for a few years. When going a lot to the bathroom, it bleeds. It doesn't hurt.

Small lump on lower back. Changes size sometimes and have had it for a few years. When going a lot to the bathroom, it bleeds. It doesn't hurt.

Hemorrhoid: It sounds like a hemorrhoid. Please see a doctor for confirmation. Prevent constipation, drink lots of water, place a nice pack. Decrease your spicy food intake. This is a chronic condition that can be managed by lifestyle change and if it gets worse can be surgically removed easily. No stress. ...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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Have a painful lump on lower back near spine for 1 1/2 years now.was also just diagnosed w/ scoliosis. 24y/o F. was told was inflame size- baseball?

Have a painful lump on lower back near spine for 1 1/2 years now.was also just diagnosed w/ scoliosis. 24y/o  F. was told was inflame  size- baseball?

Painful lump: Most painful lumps of that size and duration are lipomas, but it needs to diagnosed properly with a physical examination. What did your physician that diagnosed you with scoliosis say about it? Other causes could be infection, or malignancy. Please seek a medical examination and get a firm diagnosis. Lipomas are benign and most of te time do not need to be removed unless uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Hard lump on lower back size of a quarter under skin. Bad pulling in arms, shoulders, back, and legs. Feel most pain when I lie down for a while. ?

Hard lump on lower back size of a quarter under skin. Bad pulling in arms, shoulders, back, and legs. Feel most pain when I lie down for a while. ?

TimetoTakeYourLumps: Best to get it looked-at. An infection under the skin(an abscess,"boil") can be taken care of. And if it's some other kind of lump,it should be examined and a decision made as to what to do about it.The other problems are probably unrelated but can be figured-out at the same visit. Also, remember, if that lump is an infection, the longer you wait, the bigger it'll get and more painful the cure ...Read more

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My daughter has a rectal lump and lower back pain. She also had a small amount of blood on tissue and small amount of mucus. ?

My daughter has a rectal lump and lower back pain.  She also had a small amount of blood on tissue and small amount of mucus. ?

Probably an: External hemorrhoid that thrombosed or clotted and now has ulcerated and as the clot dissolves, old blood is released. Could also be an abscess or fistula. If in doubt see your regular doctor to have it checked out. ...Read more

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I snapped my wrist backwards playing soccer 3 weeks ago.Iced it for 48 hrs and took ibuprofen. Still no relief, lump on lower back of wrist suggestion?

I snapped my wrist backwards playing soccer 3 weeks ago.Iced it for 48 hrs and took ibuprofen. Still no relief, lump on lower back of wrist suggestion?

Wrist Injury: Short of not fracturing your wrist it sounds like you sprained your wrist. At 3 weeks it should be getting better. If you have a lump on the back of your wrist it may be a ganglion cyst. Since it is not getting better you need to see a doctor and have it checked out. ...Read more

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