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Lump Lower Back Dimples
I have two small moveable lumps in the dimples of my lower back. I have had them for over a year and no growth. Should I be concerned?
Lumps: Usually no cause for concern, especially if on both sides. Probably fatty tumors.
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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Different options: Our bodies have a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, vessels, tendons and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done.
Pinched Nerve/Muscle: Most times back pain that is sudden onset will resolve. You should use anti-inflammatory meds like ibuprofen, aleve around the clock and even tylenol (acetaminophen) to help. If this does not resolve you should see your doctor for a full evaluation. If it still does not resolve, I would recommend to see a spine specialist for a full evaluation and testing. You may need to get an MRI to see inside the spine.
Yes: This needs to be evaluated by a doctor visit in person to primary care doctor. If you have pain fever or is getting fast rapidly seek immediate emergency medical attention
I have a lump in my lower back on the right side it moves freely and moves position when I bend over and slouch what could it be?
Lipoma: The most common lumps around there (fatty tissue tumor).See 1 more doctor answer
I was briefly experiencing pain in my lower back but it went away. I looked at the area and saw a lump that looks like a bug bite?
I have a lump at the left side of my lower back. It is hard before but is soft now. It goes smaller when massaged. What could it be?
Go see doctor: The skin lesions needs to be identified and perhaps then removed. Go see your doctor for exam and treatment
Swelling on my lower back and can form lumps with pain. These lumps are internal and can come and go. I've been dealing with this for 8 months?
Lower back pain: Low back from DJD may often be associated with spasm which some people interpret as lumps that come ago. Any body with lumps in the back should have a doctor look at it.
I have lumps all over my body and some are painful to the touch especially an area on my lower back right on top of my kidney. What could this be?
You need Medical exa: A medical examination from a healthcare worker is necessary before we can help you to sort out your problem of painful lumps Please go see your Primary care doctor ASAP. If you are having too much discomfort, you may have to go to an Emergency room of a hospital for quicker medical attention.
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.
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.
It means: No abnormal findings that are new or that could have occurred in the near past. This is in contrast to "chronic" or "old appearing" findings, which may be seen incidentally on xrays or other diagnostic imaging studies.
Hi I have movable lumps in my lower back I was wondering if you could tell me what they might be thank you?
Can not: Without a physical examination of the area and the lumps, it would be very difficult if almost impossible to tell you what they are. See a dr. For an evaluation and proper diagnosis, good luck to you.
I have two small lumps on my lower back one on each side they hurt sometimes and move around when rubbed what could they be? They are very irritating
Lipoma: More likely than not they are lipomas or cysts. Unlikely to be cancerous but if they continue to enlarge or become more painful you should consult with your physician. Good luck.
See a doctor as this: Could be as simple as a cyst or lipoma or something more serious
Anything?: Without actual evaluation, it is hard to assess why you might have these lumps. If they bother you, I would have them checked out. Could be nothing like a benign tumor called a lipoma (fat tissue collection) or could be an infection of glands or worse possible cancer tumor. Rather than wonder what it is, get it checked out.