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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

Sacrum (Definition)

Below the lumbar spine and above the tailbone or coccyx lies the sacrum. The sacrum is part of the spine and interacts with the pelvis ...Read more


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I found a small lump in my lower back just on the spine. Not hurting at first but now it's becoming painful. What to do?

I found a small lump in my lower back just on the spine. Not hurting at first but now it's becoming painful. What to do?

Cyst, pilonidal?: Sounds like it might be a cyst. This is a common spot for them. Warm compresses. Should come to a head then rupture with time. If this is recurrent it may need to be removed. ...Read more

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I need advice on what to do with this painful lump on my lower back?

I need advice on what to do with this painful lump on my lower back?

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. ...Read more

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What is a hard movable lump in lower back that isn't painful, but causes discomfort?

What is a hard movable lump in lower back that isn't painful, but causes discomfort?

Likely benign: Possible lipoma or fibroma and most likely benign. Can be removed under local anesthesia and should be covered by insurance. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have a small movable lump in my lower back, right side. Not painful. Should I worry? Lipoma? Nerofibroma?

Lipoma: Lipoma is a likely diagnosis, but a physician would have to diagnose it. Lack of redness, pain and tenderness means that it is not inflamed or infected and may not have to be removed unless it's in an area of the body where it's subjected to continual irritation or unless it's growing or unless the examining physician recommends its removal. ...Read more

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I have four subcutaneous lumps ons my lower back. They are red and not painful. They are small and. One seems to be deep on the skin ore body fat?

I have four subcutaneous lumps ons my lower back. They are red and not painful. They are small and. One seems to be deep on the skin ore body fat?

Subcutaneous Bumps: Without seeing the lesions it is very difficult to make a diagnosis. The lesions could be epidermoid cysts, lipomas which are fatty rumors, cystic acne lesions or even minor infections. ...Read more

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Lower back lumps that are super painful?

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. ...Read more

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I have a big lump on my lower back on the left side, where my kidneys at, close to my spine. It's really painful and making me feel sick?

Lump: I would recconmend you see your primary doctor for evaluation, this could be as simple as a fat mass (lipoma) but other possibilities need to be considered. Good luck ...Read more

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Lump on left lower back. Beneath the skin. Moves around a little bit. Feels like a large lymph node? Not painful. What could this be?

Lump on left lower back. Beneath the skin. Moves around a little bit. Feels like a large lymph node? Not painful. What could this be?

Could be: It could be a cyst or lipoma. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. You probably need a biopsy. ...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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I have constant lower back pain. Large painful lumps are growing Across lower bone of back they the largest is 3"x2". Pain is sever nauseating and?

I have constant lower back pain. Large painful lumps are growing Across lower bone of back they the largest is 3"x2". Pain is sever nauseating and?

ER: ER for full medical history and evaluation if pain is severe, pregnancy test, CT scan to evaluate soft tissue versus osseous lesions, labs, urinalysis, biopsy and appropriate referrals. Good luck. ...Read more

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Small painful lumps on lower back close to the spine, hurts to walk and feel legs a bit heavy?

Small painful lumps on lower back close to the spine, hurts to walk and feel legs a bit heavy?

Lumps probably not: Related but feel painful as most likely little fat tumors that are common and known as lipomas that when pressed down on put pressure on underlying muscles that are sore. Pain with walking and heaviness in legs suggest a symptom pattern known as claudication that may be vascular or spinal in origin. This whould be evaluated by your doctor for a diagnosis and treatment recommendation. ...Read more

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Mobile lump upper left rib below breast. No injury but lump/surrounding area is painful. Lower back also sore. Any ideas please?

Mobile lump upper left rib below breast. No injury but lump/surrounding area is painful. Lower back also sore. Any ideas please?

Probably unrelated: The mobile lump upper left rib below breast could be a fatty growth called a lipoma or possibly a cyst. It is most likely not related to the back pain. See your doctor or surgeon to see if the lump needs to be removed. ...Read more

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I have severe LB/glute pain primarily on left side. L I noticed a (fluid like) lump on sacrum bilaterally but larger on left. What could this be?

I have severe LB/glute pain primarily on left side. L I noticed a (fluid like) lump on sacrum bilaterally but larger on left. What could this be?

Get a scan: The differential diagnosis would include fat necrosis, partial or full disc herniation, sacrococcygeal mass, cutaneous tumors, and poorly exercised paraspinal muscles. I suggest you see a physical therapist to have the area evaluated and go from there, if the answer is not simple an MRI may be needed to identify what lies beneath the skin for diagnosis and therapy ...Read more

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My mother has a mass calcification in the sacrum area and has severe pain?

My mother has a mass calcification in the sacrum area and has severe pain?

Work it up!: Hi. Whoever ordered the CT scan showing a calcified mass in the sacrum should be moving on it! Probably either a need biopsy or open surgical resection. A calcified mass may be sometime she doesn't want in there! ...Read more

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Hard lump in lower sacrum with sciatica and neck pain on both sides on and off, lymph nodes up in neck and groin, I get the shakes on exertion?

Exam NOW: You cannot be diagnosed online. You must be physically examined, evaluated, tested, diagnosed and treated. I suggest IMMEDIATE MEDICAL EVALUATION-STAT. ...Read more

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LUMP ON SACRUM JUST ABOVE CRACK OF BUTTOCKS, DR THOUGHT IT WAS A CYST HAD SONOGRAM TODAY DR SAYS ITS A HEMATOMA OR MASS. I VERY SCARED ITS CANCER?

LUMP ON SACRUM JUST ABOVE CRACK OF BUTTOCKS, DR THOUGHT IT WAS A CYST HAD SONOGRAM TODAY DR SAYS ITS A HEMATOMA OR MASS. I VERY SCARED ITS CANCER?

Need further eval: Would be unusual if its cancer.
No sure what the swollen nodes in our neck are all about or if it's related
may need biopsy-
possibly CT for further eval. ...Read more

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I have lumps on my lower back and some in chest what might be the reason?

I have lumps on my lower back and some in chest what might be the reason?

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. ...Read more

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Hard lumps on lower back that causes extreme pain. What's this sound like?

It sounds like: You need to see a doctor.

Seriously, what are you thinking talking to people like us.

What are you still reading this for?

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Are you still here? ...Read more

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I've been having a horrible pain on my right lower back of my head. It feels like a lump/knot.?

Go to the doctor: Get it checked out. A lump could be an infection which need to be drained and treated with antibiotics, or a tumor which should be evaluated with ct or MRI or just a reactive lymph node, but that is unlikely to cause a headache. ...Read more

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I have a small lump on my lower back left side near spine what could it be? It only hurts when I press on it

It could be one of: Several things with a cyst or a small fatty tumor caled a lipoma which touching it may place pressure on underlying tissues or if a cyst that may be inflamed, touching it will hurt. If it bothers you or gets worse or larger, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a soft/hard lump on my lower back next to my spine its not moveable and its painilessi have n o pain?

Some possibilities: Such as a benign fatty lipoma or a sebaceous skin cyst. Cannot tell without a physical exam. See a doctor. ...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