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Doctor insights on: Lump On The Base Of The Spine Of A Newborn Baby

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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth. Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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I have a large hard lump he size of a apple at the base of my spine??

Be seen: That is pretty large and not really consistent with any normal anatomic structure in that area. Consider being seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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What test should be done to determine if lump at base of spine is benign or malignant? MRI?

What test should be done to determine if lump at base of spine is benign or malignant? MRI?

Spine lump: First you should see a spine specialist since what you think is a lump may be a normal part of anatomy or even muscle spasm.

For definitive confirmation if this mass is something abnormal you should get an MRI with gadolinium contrast. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have two hard lumps at the very base of your spine?

Is it normal to have two hard lumps at the very base of your spine?

Varies: There are a number of possibilities, some quite normal but I would encourage you to be checked if you have any concern. One example of a relatively normal condition like what you are describing involves the si joints. These joints are near the bottom of you spine on each side. They normally do have a small bursa over each of them and I have had patients come to be checked, but they are normal. ...Read more

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I have a lump at base of neck top of spine it radiates painful heat causes headaches and sweats

I have a lump at base of neck top of spine it radiates painful heat causes headaches and sweats

Have it examined: Possibilities include lipoma/fatty tumor, sebaceous cyst, lymph node etc.
Have it examined by your dr for reassurance.
Take care! ...Read more

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What could this be. Lump at top of spine/base of neck? Neck is sore, headache

What could this be. Lump at top of spine/base of neck? Neck is sore, headache

Hard to say: Have to take a look. It could be a lymph node a cyst, an infection. I'd see your doctor or post a picture here ...Read more

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My 2 month old baby has a hard lump on her upper back, between the shoulder blade and the spine. I'm wondering if you could possibly help me?

My 2 month old baby has a hard lump on her upper back, between the shoulder blade and the spine. I'm wondering if you could possibly help me?

Sorry: But you MUST consult your baby's PEDIATRICIAN ASAP or go to the Walk In Unit of a good General Hospital or preferably Children's hospital!

Good luck. ....hope this helps...

Dr Z ...Read more

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Left side (lymph gland)groin, has lump and I have small rash at base of spine (shingles).Is shingles cause?

Left side (lymph gland)groin, has lump and I have small rash at base of spine (shingles).Is shingles cause?

Lets review your que: Shingles usually causes a rash in a dermatome pattern and does not cross the midline. Before the rash appears, there usually and increased sensation/pain in skin/area--sometimes will occur before the rash appears. The rash is raised and looks like chicken pox. The herpes virus lays dormant in the spinal column and sometimes later in life/stress/chemo/immunosuppression the painful rash will appear. ...Read more

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If my newborn has a lump in his scrotum, does he have a hernia?

If my newborn has a lump in his scrotum, does he have a hernia?

Maybe: A lump in your baby's scrotum could be related to a hernia, which is a piece of the intestine that finds it way to the scrotal sac. Or the swelling in the scrotum could be a hydrocele, an accumulation of fluid in the scrotum. Or it could signal trauma to the area, or a torsion, which happens when the testicle twists upon itself, which can be serious. Ask your doctor to check your baby's scrotum. ...Read more

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Newborn has marble size lumps under breast is this normal?

Newborn has marble size lumps under breast is this normal?

Usually yes: Exposure to maternal hormones during pregnancy can lead to breast gland enlargement resulting in a moveable ball like structure in newborns (both males and females). In female newborns they can experience white vaginal discharge and even some spotting. Your pediatrician should be able to examine during newborn checkup. ...Read more

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I have serval small lumps on my spine that move about?

I have serval small lumps on my spine that move about?

Most likely lipomas: Lipomas are varying sized fatty benign tumors that are under the skin & mobile as well as being painless. They are pretty common. These lumps could also be cysts. If they are not painful & not growing in size, you can discuss them with your doctor at your next appointment or go earlier if they are enlarging or painful. There are a list of other possibilities but they rank lower down on the list. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a large lump at top spine?

Is it normal to have a large lump at top spine?

Maybe: If you are referring to the where the neck joins the trunk, yes. The lowest bone in the neck (c7) has a prominent spinous process, a projection where muscles attach. It is normal to be able to feel its tip. C2 is also large; it can be felt in some folks; it is just below the back of the skull. ...Read more

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There is a lump on my spine, about in the middle of my spine. What could this be?

There is a lump on my spine, about in the middle of my spine. What could this be?

Could be any of the: Following:
1: skin tissue elements: like a simple cyst, sebaceous cyst, fatty tumor, nerve tissue tumor, etc;
2: deeper soft tissues: pulled muscle, tendon, ligament injuries with associated collection of blood/tissue fluid, etc;
3: bony structures: bone cysts, tumors, healing fx ;
4: nerve elements from the underlying spine itself;

see pcp or an orthopod to get DX and treated.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Lump by spine causing pain and affecting movement?

See MD: Lump needs to be evaluated by your doctor. Many causes and many different treatments depending on the cause. Since it is causing pain and affecting movement, please be evaluated right away. Best of health to you ...Read more

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Hard lump-like knot on back of neck or spine. What could this be?

Hard lump-like knot on back of neck or spine. What could this be?

Neck anatomy: Other than lipoma, this could also be just normal anatomy -- at the base of the neck, the C7 and t1 spinous processes are much longer than the spinous processes above them, which results in a "bump" at the cervicothoracic junction which is actually normal. Nothing needs to be done about that. ...Read more

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My one year old daughter has a lump on her spine could it be serious?

My one year old daughter has a lump on her spine could it be serious?

Depends on variables: Some lumps particularly over the neck spinne represent normal but prominent parts of the spime. If located ocer the end of the spine it could be a cyst or fatty growth. I would call your pcp during regular hours and see if a visit is needed for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a visible lump beside the mid lower part of my spine, and ideas as to what it could be? Sometimes pain in that section.

Varies: There are a lot of possibilities, consider getting it checked. Most palpable lumps near the spine are quite superficial and can include benign conditions such as a lipoma, epidermis cyst, or bursa. Some patients with scoliosis will have a "rib hump" die to the rotation in their trunk that some people will describe as a mass as well. A simple exam can usually diagnose it. Thank you. ...Read more

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Area between right blade and spine feels like it needs to crack. 4 months. Feels like thick lump inside. What is it? What type of dr to see?

Area between right blade and spine feels like it needs to crack. 4 months. Feels like thick lump inside. What is it? What type of dr to see?

Lump: I would suggest an orthopedic doctor. The lump could be many thins but the most common would be a knot in a muscle. However do get it checked. ...Read more

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I have a hard smallish lump at the bottom of my spine and when I apply pressure on it, it bleeds a little. I have no pain when sitting or walking.

I have a hard smallish lump at the bottom of my spine and when I apply pressure on it, it bleeds a little. I have no pain when sitting or walking.

Sounds like: pilonidal cyst. Show it to a surgeon. It is not possible to know for sure without physical examination. If it is a pilonidal cyst, it is not a serious problem unless it becomes acutely infected. ...Read more

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Lump near another lump located near my spine on my lower left back below the rib cage that goes away after feeling it then returns. What is this?

Lump: I cannot be sure since I cannot examine it, but I strongly suggest that you bring this to the attention of your Primary doctor.
Your doctor will take your history, examine you, and more than likely order labs and xrays.

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

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Found a soft lump on low spine. Can feel numbness radiating from that spot when we press on it and now w/o pressing. Gets pain when sitting for long?

Evaluation Needed!: This should be seen by a physician. There is no need to suffer when it may well be an easy problem to rectify. Wish you well! ...Read more

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Have a small lump right side lower back next to my spine. I've had this for a few years. It hurts trying to stand straight have to take my time. Help.

Have a small lump right side lower back next to my spine. I've had this for a few years. It hurts trying to stand straight have to take my time. Help.

See MD: A lump on the lower back that hurts could be several things. Infection, cyst, tumor. Need in person MD exam and history to diagnose and treat this condition ...Read more

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I look like the hunch back of notre dame because of the big lump on my spine, on the back of my neck. It is very painful to the touch. What do I do?

I look like the hunch back of notre dame because of the big lump on my spine, on the back of my neck. It is very painful to the touch. What do I do?

See a Dr.: Have the lump evaluated and tested. It may be a benign fatty tumor called a lipoma, or a benign hump like that seen is certain disease like Cushings syndrome. Get yourself checked out and maybe the lump can be taken care of too. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Small lump on the back of my neck near my spine. Several months ago it popped with a soft material. Will not go away and is under skin, painless, moves?

Epidermal cyst: Epidermal cysts are benign, but they are a nuisance, because they periodically go through the cycle that you described. Eventually it will swell up and pop again, discharging evil-smelling toothpaste-like stuff, and later on it will do it again... So you should have it removed. Any dermatologist can do it in the office with local anesthetic. Minor surgery. No hurry. ...Read more