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I had a bad fall and my lower back locked on me. Now I have purple, reddish spots on skin in the same place it's locked. What is that?

I had a bad fall and my lower back locked on me. Now I have purple, reddish spots on skin in the same place it's locked. What is that?

Bruise?: Is it like a bruise? Could be secondary to fall and a bruise, local hematoma. Or have you put heating pad on it or some muscle cream, gel that you reacted to locally? ...Read more

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25f I have very frequent back pain. Noticed if you push on certain spots on lower back sends pain up my back?

25f I have very frequent back pain. Noticed if you push on certain spots on lower back  sends  pain up my back?

See below: Pushing on certain spots does not always tell us what the problem is. Best to see a doctor who deals with back pain on a regular basis and they can help you determine the best approach to your back pain. ...Read more

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I was due on last month the 14th few day later my lower back was harting coming out in spots and boob s got biger so took a test and saying not ?

I was due on last month the 14th few day later my lower back was harting coming out in spots and boob s got biger so took a test and saying not ?

Pregnancy tests: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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Why might it be that lower back pain from an injury move around to different spots?

Why might it be that lower back pain from an injury move around to different spots?

Facet joints: Your spine is made of bony blocks called vertebrae, which are connected to each other by small joints called facet joints. When individual vertebrae are misaligned, this places strain on facets at different levels. You may benefit from gentle physical therapy or an honest chiropractor. If you have associated leg pain, see your pain management doctor asap. ...Read more

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My husband started getting big irregular dark spots on his lower back about a year ago and have since spread to his lower stomach?

My husband started getting big irregular dark spots on his lower back about a year ago and have since spread to his lower stomach?

Needs medical check: He should seek a medical evaluation from your pcp. If there is any concern as to what they are, a dermatologist can be even more helpful. ...Read more

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Mystomach has gotten spotty, given loporox but hasn't worked-it has spread now to my lower back, spots aren't itchy but can look like dry skin. Spotty?

Mystomach has gotten spotty, given loporox but hasn't worked-it has spread now to my lower back, spots aren't itchy but can look like dry skin. Spotty?

Tine Versicolor: Possibly could be tinea versicolor. Often times this disorder can be treated with over the counter selenium sulfide shampoos, but in some cases may require oral medication such as ketoconazole to treat completely. Some rashes may look similar to tinea versicolor and if persistent may need to be evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have nickel sized red spots on the back of my leg and lower back, they are dark centered with red around it. What is it?

Need more info: There are many potential answers for such spots. For example: Do they itch or burn? How long have they been present? Have you been recently bitten by insects? Any new drug or supplement introduced? If they bother you enough, you should consult your doctor to find out whether treatment is needed. ...Read more