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Mottled Skin On Lower Back
I have mottled skin on my lower back, left side, about the size of my hand. No pain, itching, swelling. Has been there for about a month. Ideas?
Mottled skin: You may have an ecchymosis - a spot of bleeding under the skin with diameter larger than 1 cm. It is similar to hematoma, commonly called a bruise. Most commonly, it coould be harmless caused by unnoticed trauma but may be harbinger of more serious diseases such as purpura, and hemophilia. If it doesn't resolve or you get more eruptions see your doctor. ...Read more
Recently I scratched a hard bump on my skin (on lower back) and it was red but I felt like its still there deep down in the skin. Now I noticed that the big dark scab appeared there and I'm scared...Why is the scab so big and dark? What was the bump on my
Don't be scared: Probably an inflamed tricholemmal cyst. Annoying, not serious. Correct definition of the problem requires exam by medical professional. Probably simple drainage will bring relief. ...Read more
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
Very Rough skin on lower back, It's not itchy just happened recently. And also, acne spots on the upper back had for # of years. What to use?
Blocked pore: Epidermoid cysts are started with a blocked pore that can't exude skin cells normally onto the skin. Factors that encourage blocked pores which might lead to forming a cyst are tight clothing, waistbands, & straps which is why cysts are often found on the back. They are not usually problematic unless they rupture and become inflamed. ...Read more
Skin lump: Usually possibilities include a cyst, a lymph node, or a lipoma. However there are many other rarer possibilities. It is prudent to ask your doctor to evaluate the lesion. You should go promptly if the lesion is growing or changing. ...Read more
Could be several: There can be cervical or neck issues that can cause pain in that area as well as ear or mastoid problems. Problems related to the occipital nerves which are there can cause pain. Tmj issues can cause pain there as well & one can have brain problems present there as well as vascular problems. Tension can cause pain there as well. Get it evaluated. ...Read more
Why does the lower back of my head hurt? Feels like a nerve or a vain poped it hurts for 3-4 seconds and after that I get a headache.
See Doc: Impossible to say without exam. See your MD soon. ...Read more
My lower back is sensitive to the touch where my lower spine is it can't be touched without mejumping out of my skin what could it be?
Manymany things: See your doctor to find out. You may need to see a neurologist. ...Read more
I haven many little bumps under my skin in my lower back. There are times where im laying down and once I try to stand up they really hurt.
Bumps: There is no information enough to commend anything about it. ...Read more
My side and lower back on my right side always feels itchy. Not itchy on my skin but more inside of my body I don't know how to explain it?
The feelings of an itch are complex and fascinating.
People often think of an itch sensation as something related to the skin, which it often is. However, can also get an itching sensation from a pinched nerve. If the sensation is in the distribution of a nerve, like from the lower back to the leg, an irritation or inflammation of the nerve root in the lower lumbar spine can cause this. ...Read more
What causes a headache in the lower back part of my head? Never had this kind of headache before this is second day in a row! Please help?
I have a tear in my skin, the tear is between my butt a little from the top (lower back). I was told this is a fissure. How can this be stopped?
Control moisture: The fissure above your gluteal cleft sometimes forms from excessive moisture which then causes skin irritation and breakdown. Consider purchasing some type of barrier cream to protect that skin. An example would be diaper cream. Keeping that area dry for a few weeks might help. If not, please see your doctor ...Read more
Every night, for the past 30 years, I will be awakened be pains from my head, neck, shoulders, back & lower back. The pain will last a whole day?
My wife has pain in her lower back head down to her neck. She says it doesn't hurt to press the affected area but it persistet pain almost 2 months?
Muscles and Nerves: Typically either side of neck and head are provided sensation by nerves that supply them exiting out of the neck and head. Muscles also lying in that area may be the issue as well. If there is a history of neck pain that should be evaluated since there could be arthritis, nerve impingement or herniated disks involved. History of head trauma could also result in this pain as well. ...Read more
Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
I have a small patch of skin that's dry and flakey on my lower back on the right side. The dried skin is white. What could this be?
See Dermatologist: Could be eczema. See a dermatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have two small dots that seem to be holes that are just covered in a layer of skin on my lower back and I don't know what they are? Help!
? Spina bifida:
Occulta: What you described suggests a harmless developmental anomaly called spina bifida occulta. It is harmless. Next time you see your doctor ask her/him to take a look. You may consult this site for information on this topic:
http://nervous-system. Emedtv. Com/spina-bifida-occulta/spina-bifida-occulta-p2.html
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That is a muscle spasm.
Take a hot shower.
Apply heat to your back.
Have your doctor prescribed a combination of ibuprofen which you can get from OTC and muscle relaxant which you need a prescription for it.
Relax stress increased tension and make pain worst.
If you do not have a doctor start with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 50 mg at bed time and Ibuprofen 600-800 mg every 6-8 hours, and heat, or go to urgent care. ...Read more
Neck out: Your neck might be out, or you may have muscle tension in the back of your neck. ...Read more
My 3 yr old son fell and hit the lower back of his head but then was fine. Has this happened to anyone?
Yes.: A head contusion that does not result in a loss of consciousness, change in mental status or alertness, nausea and / or vomiting, or moderate to severe headache can be watched. Most of the time kids will do well. It is important to watch for the above signs, as they may indicate bleeding in the skull that may result in permanent injury or death. ...Read more
I have sharp pain all over my head and a bump in the lower back of my right side of my head, what can I do to stop the pain?
See your doctor: These symptoms require a thorough evaluation to find out what's going on and what can be done for you. ...Read more
My grandson fell backwards and hit the lower back part of his head and it swelled into bump right away, should we take him for an X-ray?
Head: X-ray not necessarily, being evaluated for it yes. Common area to swell up and more than likely should be ok, but let a medical professional evaluate it and determine next step. Likely observation will be the right approach unless develops any vomiting, major change in behavior, etc. ...Read more
What exercises can I do to stop or minimize my neck from cracking all the time due to severely hyper extended tendons (lower back of my head)?
None: Don't worry about noise or cracking. Instead, worry about numbness, tingling, weakness & pain. But don't worry about noise. There are no exercises to decrease noise or cracking. But anyone should go see his/her doctor if movement is painful or if any above noted symptoms. Also a good idea if any recent trauma or injury prior to new onset of cracking. ...Read more
I have tension pulling pain in the back of my neck that hurts when I bend my head forward to look down. It pulls all the way to my lower back.?
Pain when look down: ? y/o? F asks pain in back of neck and lower back when look down. I have no idea based on this information. But for now don't look down. If at computer/phone a lot get up and move around and move computer/phone so you are looking straight ahead. Send more details if not related to computer/phone. ...Read more