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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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Lump on upper right back that has become painful?

Lump on upper right back that has become painful?

Cyst/abscess: Sebaceous cyst or abscess that needs to be checked for infection and need for drainage or removal. See your MD for assessment and management. All the best. ...Read more

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The lump is in my lower back sacral area. Its painful.

The lump is in my lower back sacral area. Its painful.

See a doctor as this: could be as simple as a cyst or lipoma or something more serious ...Read more

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Swelling of right groin area, very painful to press on lower right abdomen, dull pain right lower back (flank)?

Swelling of right groin area, very painful to press on lower right abdomen, dull pain right lower back (flank)?

Groin pain: It's not only men who get hernias, women do also. Please see your doc about this POSSIBILITY. I see that you have endometriosis. Your symptoms may be related to that also. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Very painful pinching pain in lower back on left side just above buttocks..Please help me!?

See a pain doctor: Your pain may be from arthritis or dysfunction of small joints in your back, or nerve compression because of disk degeneration or both. Best to you a pain doctor for a good physical exam, imaging and diagnosis before any treatment is recommended. ...Read more

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Experiencing lower abdomen pain, lower back pain, on my right side & missed period. also just discovered a cyst on my right lower neck region. Related?

Experiencing lower abdomen pain, lower back pain, on my right side & missed period. also just discovered a cyst on my right lower neck region. Related?

Probably not.: However, a missed period with lower abdominal pain may be a sign of an ectopic pregnancy, which is a pregnancy in the Fallopian tube instead of in the uterus. You should be checked out, especially if the pain is getting worse - then you need to go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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I have a painful lump on my back below ribs?

I have a painful lump on my back below ribs?

Fibroma?: Most lumps are painless ... small benign fatty tumors/lipomas or epidermal cysts. The fact that yours is painful is notable. It is likely a dermatofibroma and likely requires no treatment, especially if it hasn't grown over the past year. But I would have it looked at by a dermatologist, just to make sure it doesn't have worrisome features. Very rarely a painful lump can be the beginning of cancer ...Read more

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I have a painful lump on my lower left rib?

I have a painful lump on my lower left rib?

Rib evaluation. I is: If you had a previous trauma at that site like a fractured rib then it may be just a healing fracture. If there has been no trauma and you have a painful lump then this should be seen by a doctor fairly soon. Any painful growth on a bone has to be looked at and evaluated. ...Read more

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Painful hard lump lower left side above pelvis?

Painful hard lump lower left side above pelvis?

Hard to say: it may be nothing of consequence, but to be sure you should visit your doctor. It's one of those vague things that's hard to tell without an exam. If it's causing pain, it's always better to get in and be seen. ...Read more

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Painful lump on right side above ribcage?

Needs to be seen: Please have your doc take a look. It could be a variety of things, e.g., lymph gland, cyst, etc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I hav hard tender lump under skin on my lower ribs on left side of back, also I have a tender spot on rib upper right next to degen. Thorasic spine.?

I hav hard tender lump under skin on my lower ribs on left side of back, also I have a tender spot on rib upper right next to degen. Thorasic spine.?

Best to consult...: Large, tender or especially growing or changing lesions should always be evaluated by a professional. They could be something as benign as a lipoma (benign fatty deposit) or they could be something more important. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Excruciating Lower back pain, spots on left on right of lower back, uncomfortable abdominal pain. History of UTIs.

Excruciating Lower back pain, spots on left on right of lower back, uncomfortable abdominal pain. History of UTIs.

Spoken to doctor?: With your history of frequent UTI's I would think that contacting your physician for an appointment and testing as appropriate would be your best bet all the way out there in DOWN UNDER. What do you think? In the mean time enjoy lots of clear refreshing water, limit caffeine intake, and you may even consider some cranberry juice...the experts are saying it's good again...for now! HA! The Best ...Read more

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Occasional painful lump on the right side of my neck. Help?

Occasional painful lump on the right side of my neck. Help?

Cyst or Lymph Node: Could be an epidermal cyst or a painful lymph node if your sick. Check with your doctor to see what it might be and what needs to be done. ...Read more

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Lump on upper leg near goin?

Lump on upper leg near goin?

Is it painful?: A lump in the groin could be a boil, benign tumor or a hernia. Definetly need more information. Check with your physcian. ...Read more

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I have a painful lump on my lower right hip?

Painful lump on hip: This could be part of your normal anatomy from one of the "bumps" on your femur, the large leg bone that form part of your hip. If your unknowingly bumped it, there could be a bone bruise, or possible the fascia (connective tissue) over the area is inflamed and tight, such as with IT band syndrome or the tensor fascia lata (especially if you're a runner) Best to have it looked at/examined ...Read more

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Hard lump on left patella that's painful when i kneel down and come back up?

Bursitis : This may be an inflammation in the little sack or bursa just over the patella. It normally helps everything "slide" when you bend your knee, but can get irritated, especially if you did a lot of kneeling or caused some inflammation to start. If it is red and painful, it may even be infected so you should get it checked. Try an antiinflammatory in the meantime. Try not to kneel until it is healed. ...Read more

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Lower back pains when I run on uneven surface and recently felt a small lump on my lower right back?

Lower back pains when I run on uneven surface and recently felt a small lump on my lower right back?

More info needed: Given your age, this is very likely a non-sinister cause like a muscular injury or strain. However, as others have said, you need to be examined + go through the history in much more detail to be sure. A physiotherapist or a GP are both good places to start. ...Read more

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