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Doctor insights on: Painful Lump On Spine

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Painful lump in middle of my spine causing much discomfort when sitting lying with back against chair, bed, etc. What could this be caused by?

Painful lump in middle of my spine causing much discomfort when sitting lying with back against chair, bed, etc. What could this be caused by?

Needs to be checked: It could be an abscess.Infected cyst most likely, since it is painful you should have it checked by your doctor as you may need antibiotics or excision or incision and drainage. ...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 a large hard lump by my lower spine, left side, doesn't move and won't go away, and is very painful and hurts to touch. What is this?

I have a large hard lump by my lower spine, left side, doesn't move and won't go away, and is very painful and hurts to touch. What is this?

Be seen: I would definitely be seen just to make sure it is not cancerous. That being said, the most common thing we will see is an inflamed bursa over the sacroiliac joint, known as a bursitis. When the bursa becomes inflamed it can become tender and swollen. ...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?

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 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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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