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Is having a pimple on the spine?

Is having a pimple on the spine?

No: I am not sure i fully understand your question, but there is not typically any connection between a pimple and the spine. A pimple is a very superficial problem usually involving the dermis and the epidermis, the spine is much deeper than that and is deep to the para spinal muscles and so the two are usually not connected. ...Read more

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At the top right of my spine I have a small moveable bump under my skin. It doesn't seem like a pimple under the skin, and I wonder what it could be?

At the top right of my spine I have a small moveable bump under my skin. It doesn't seem like a pimple under the skin, and I wonder what it could be?

Need more: The spine extends from the base of your skull all the way to your coccyx (tailbone). Where ,in your mind, is the top? Is it close to the middle/ An inch away? More? Is it tender. How j\large is it? Try the coin method-like a penny or dime? Like quarter? Larger? Is it red? Is it hard or soft? ...Read more

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Can a pimple on my spine cause a lot of pain?

Can a pimple on my spine cause a lot of pain?

Not Usually: Pain is a subjective experience. However, it would be rare for a pimple to cause a lot of pain no matter where it is. You should get this checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a small bump on the back of my neck near where the spine starts. It's like a little pimple and hard but is not red. Could it be a node?

I have a small bump on the back of my neck near where the spine starts. It's like a little pimple and hard but is not red. Could it be a node?

Lymph nodes: Am supposing that is what you mean. Yes, it could be a lymph node, or any of a dozen or more other things. Go and get this looked at by a professional if it persists and bothers you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Lump in the back of my neck/under skin/top of spine- feels like a bone/joint/a knot, it's a pimple or zit size type bump. Doesn't hurt even when touch?

Sounds like it could: be a sebaceous cyst, but could be a small lipoma or raised nevus. Best to have your doctor look at it, or consider a consult with one of us on HealthTap Prime. ...Read more

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Small pea sized lump near middle back near spine. Touched it thinking it was a pimple now sore hard and red. Won't pop so not pimple?

Small pea sized lump near middle back near spine. Touched it thinking it was a pimple now sore hard and red. Won't pop so not pimple?

MIDDLE OF BACK LUMP: CANNOT SEE. DO YOU STILL HAVE SHINGLES? IF SO, WHERE IS IT? WHERE WAS IT? YOU SHOULD SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST. BEST LUCK . . . ...Read more

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What causes pimple like marks on the buttocks?

What causes pimple like marks on the buttocks?

Acne: If you are unsure what it is see your doctor, otherwise if it is acne see a doctor for prescription creams to apply. Start using salicylic acid to was the acneic area on your buttocks when in the shower. Avoid baths and hot tubs, lakes and oceans (oxymetazoline) until clear. ...Read more