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Painful Sores On The Belt Line
I have a large knot under the skin on the outside of my vaginal area. It sits about 3 inches below my belt line and is painful. Help!
Vulvar Lump: From your description, this sounds like it is in the pubic area and not vaginal. If that is true, it could be a lymph node if more in the thigh crease area. If closer to midline, an inflamed lubricating gland is more likely. You need to be seen by your doctor. ...Read more
Spine nerve irritate: You may have over use these muscles or that there is the spinal nerve root irritation. Do not perform exercises that cause you more pain. Spinal nerve root irritation always causes muscle spasms. If the pain is primarily due to nerve damage, there are symptoms of pins and needles, numbness, burning, shooting and sharp pains. If the pain is due to nerve irritation with predominant muscle spas. ...Read more
Front? Back? Hip?: It kinda depends on where you have the lump. If in your groin you could be talking about a hernia. If higher up on the belt line, it may just be a lump in your skin which could be a benign cyst or benign fatty tumor. Hard to eval over the computer. Try to get in and see someone so they can examine you. ...Read more
Several possible: Causes: bites, infection, . ... Get it checked in person to get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
Pain on awaking in the shoulders, upper back and about 5 inches below the belt line ( (4 inches both sides of the spine), goes away mostly after sitt?
Two likely reasons: A 63 year old can have shoulder, neck, and back pain for many reasons. Most common is degenerative disease (arthritis) of the spine, shoulder, rotator cuff. Weak, deconditioned muscles can also hurt with fatigue. Both are often treated with physical therapy exercises, anti inflammatory meds. Any pain that persists or cannot be relieved should be evaluated with an exam and imaging (mri, xray, etc). ...Read more
Bug bite?: We need much more info.Get a more detailed answer ›
Been having pain in left testicle up to belt line 6 on a pain level happend b4 when 17 now it just came back im 23 what could this be?
Most likely...: Most likely epididymitus with radiating pain up the spermatic cord. If persists, have evaluated. ...Read more
I notice dull ache at/or just below my belt line on my right front side. I notice it more when bending over or leaning on my right. Ideas what it is? PS. I'm laying in bed now and feel nothing.
I have a sharp pain in my right abdomen, just above the belt line, that at first only came on when I would go for walks. But now it hurts when I'm sit?
Have sporadic lower right back pain at belt line. Sometimes it radiates to right front at/or below belt line. Sometimes notice it when I move. Is it common fir pain to radiate to front? Seems to be on belt line or below. Dull ache.
If back pain is: Caused by rib pain, the pain can travel along the nerve of the rib to the front. We see this with rib bruises and fractures. Sprains or strains of the connective tissue can also cause radiating pain. Shingles can do this too although the pain may precede the appearance of the rash. Of course, any unexplained pain that persists should be checked out by a doctor. ...Read more
43yr M very large R testicle/Sperm cord to belt line Dr cant see for 14 wk, funiculitis/hydocele light shines through, squeze on cord enlarges test?
Hydrocele: If in fact it is a hydrocele, it is not dangerous. It could also represent a hernia. For sure you need an exam. If you can't wait 14 weeks due to pain or discomfort, call your doctors office back and ask for an earlier appointment. You may need to see another doctor in the office, but they will try to accommodate you. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I have pain in right abdomen a little lower then my belt line this pain is felt in back an down right thigh on top abdomen doesn't hurt if pushed 2 wks?
The only way to make a DX with abd pain is with an exam and prob labs.
Unable to give a DX in this format. ...Read more
I have this pain in my back near my belt line, over my right hip, but I don't think its my hip bone?
Probably not hip: Most hip pain causes pain in the groin. Most people thing there hip is in the back of the body but it is actually in the front. Pain in the back of the body and in the buttocks is usually (but not always) related to the lower back and sometimes to the sacroiliac joint which is just below the lower back. See a physiatrist for an answer and treatment. ...Read more
I have a very sharp pain like someone is stabbing multiple knives in my lower abdomen. It forces me to bend over. It is right above my belt line?
Need more history: We need to know further details: such as, what is your age? How long have you had abdominal pains that you have described. If this pain has been there for more than one week and does not see to subside, then you need to go see your doctor for a physical examination to determine the cause and mange your problem after checking you and running some tests. ...Read more
Developed a heat-rash on belt line while traveling in HOT humid weather last week. Keeping it clean, dry, cool, with no improvement 3 days. Fungal?
I have a rash on my stomach near my belt line I put anti itch cream and it won't go away. It itches? Do I need anti fungal cream?
Impossible to say: It is impossible to say without being able to see the rash. Have a dermatologist evaluate it. ...Read more
Explosive bowel movements after eating. Constantly farting. Slight discomfort below belt line. Ideas?
Food intolerance...: Not a lot of details to go on here, but you might be helped by keeping a symptom and food diary. Dairy and/or gluten may be leading to your symptoms. Start with just a diary to see if you find a correlation; if none found - consider elimination diet. If symptoms don't improve, discuss with your primary doctor or a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
I've had a sharp pain, lower right in front, just 2 or 3 inches above the beltline. It's happened 3 or 4 times in the last week and lasts 10-60 sec.?
Many possibilities: Sharp pain only may be due to muscle strain or an inguinal hernia. It doesn't sound like you have appendicitis, as you'd be more ill. Other causes of pain there include intussusception, Crohn's disease, etc. Your doctor can take a more thorough history and perform the needed testing, perhaps starting with an ultrasound. ...Read more
Maybe yes, maybe no: No reason why it should, but no harm in trying. Good luck. ...Read more
What would cause me to have petechiae on my shoulder last week after scratching there and it went away now small line of petechiae on my beltline?
Pain left beltline area gets worse with activity. Not GI related. Sometimes radiates to back butt and inner thigh. Male 26 y/o. What are the possiblty?
Compression: Neuritis. Something is irritating nerves in your lower back and gluteal area. I advise a comprehensive phsical examination and basic xrays/ct scan of the ls spine. You can try using tylenol (acetaminophen) f you are not allergic. Avoid advil or aleve- these may worsen your gastriris. You must be evaluated with a physical exam and blood/urine studies. ...Read more