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Doctor insights on: Red Splotches On Back Along Spine

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My daughter has 5 red spots right along spine. She feel down a baby slide outside wondering if this could be from that?

My daughter has 5 red spots right along spine. She feel down a baby slide outside wondering if this could be from that?

Maybe: If the bumps are all in a row over the bumps (spinous processes) of the spine, the this is probably the case. If the redness starts spreading, she's running a fever or has other signs of infection take her to her doctor. ...Read more

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I have had small red bumps on my back along my spine for a month or so. I currently have a sinus infection and bad cough. The bumps have become itchy.

I have had small red bumps on my back along my spine for a month or so. I currently have a sinus infection and bad cough. The bumps have become itchy.

Dermatitis: The rash on your back may be due to cintact dermatitisor possibly sweat dermatitis caused by your sinus infection which may be making you perspire. Try to dressin cool pajamas and use a moisturizer for your back. ...Read more

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Pain on mid spine where bra strap together lie, pain when touching it, redness and a little pain when bending back. 19.?

Pain on mid spine where bra strap together lie, pain when touching it, redness and a little pain when bending back. 19.?

Irritation: From the bra hooks could be the cause, at your young age, but a local infection is also a possibility. Assuming you have had no injury, you could try wearing a sports bra, keeping a little disposable hand warmer (from sporting/hunting store) on the spot and watch it for several days. If redness or pain get worse, or you get a fever or chills, be seen right away. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had cervical spine surgery 2 1/2 weeks ago. I have pain, swelling, redness and itching behind my left ear. Could theybe related?

I had cervical spine surgery 2 1/2 weeks ago. I have pain, swelling, redness and itching behind my left ear. Could theybe related?

See your surgeon: Not sure if you had an anterior or posterior approach, but this sounds like it would be away from most cervical spine incisions. This might have been the site of one of the skull pins to hold your neck stable, a traction pin, one of the monitoring leads often used during spine surgery, or a staple in the drape. Check with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Very painful slightly red area on vertebrea in lower spine alot of pain seems to be getting worse and vertebrea seems larger than. Others?

Go to doctor now: Enlarging Hot red spots generally mean infection. This requires an exam and work, up now. Bone loss, and possible entry into the CSF (spinal fluid) need to be followed. ...Read more

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I have a vertebrea I n my lower spine that is very painful to touch also appears to be larger than other veretbreas and is slightly red over that area?

Only way 2 tell-: -if a vertebra is larger is by images, but the area U palpate is the spinous process, not the vertebrae. Also in the LS spine a larger vert. Isn't unusual. ...Read more

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I have a lump between shoulder blades on spine, did not bother me at first but is painful, red and swelling now, what could it be....

I have a lump between shoulder blades on spine, did not bother me at first but is painful, red and swelling now, what could it be....

Infected cyst: It sounds like it could be an infected sebaceous cyst. You need to see your doctor to get it examined to know for sure. Cysts can be present for years and never cause a problem. But they can become infected, become red, and painful. ...Read more

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Middle way down my spine I have red ring an bellow it a pop knot with a very hard scab thing but won't go away dermatologist tried to freeze?

Middle way down my spine I have red ring an bellow it a pop knot with a very hard scab thing but won't go away dermatologist tried to freeze?

Go back: Go back to the derm., or choose another. Your description does not allow any diagnosis. Ask the DR to clearly WRITE DOWN for you whatever diagnoses are made and explain exactly what to expect from treatment. ...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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My Boyfriend is experiencing back pain. We went to our local fair an rode rides, he said his back hurts an I noticed a red lump in his spine area.?

My Boyfriend is experiencing back pain. We went to our local fair an rode rides, he said his back hurts an I noticed a red lump in his spine area.?

Back pain: His back may be a result from the various jerking and jolting motions of the fair rides. If there is a bump in that region, I recommend seeing your physician. ...Read more

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Had my back popped last night causing me pain. I woke up this morning with a red mark on my spine, not a bruise. What is this? Is this something I sho

Had my back popped last night causing me pain. I woke up this morning with a red mark on my spine, not a bruise. What is this? Is this something I sho

May be bleeding: Even though you feel it is not a bruise it still could be due to bleeding from the trauma of popping your back. If it does not resolve you should see your physician to be sure it is not something else ...Read more

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I have a small patch of itchy and painful red bumps in the center of my spine. Just showed up, I can feel the skin a little tighter that area.

I have a small patch of itchy and painful red bumps in the center of my spine. Just showed up, I can feel the skin a little tighter that area.

Rash/itchy: If only on one side of your back, it could be shingles, and you should go see a doctor today to start the medication for it (there is a window of 48 hrs to start the meds). If the rash is on both sides of your back, it isn't shingles, and then, you could try an OTC hydrocortisone cream twice a day for up to 1 week, no longer. Avoid scratching the area. If it is getting worse, see a doctor. ...Read more

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What is mild generalized diminished t1 marrow signal, in the cervical spine, which may reflect red marrow reconversion.?

What is mild generalized diminished t1 marrow signal, in the cervical spine, which may reflect red marrow reconversion.?

Increased blood cell: As we age, our marrow should decreased production of blood cells and become fatty. This process can reverse (reconversion) for many reasons. The most common is a mild anemia; the most common reason for this is tobacco use. You will likely need some more testing to make sure nothing is wrong. ...Read more

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Pea-sized, hard, red, bump near upper spine. Painful when layed on and pain from muscle it's near moving. Just noticed today what should I do?

Local heat: It is probably a small boil or infected cyst. I would treat it with warm soaks with hot towels to see if it comes to a head and drains spontaneously. If if does not drain and resolve in the next day or two, see your physician as it may need to be lanced and antibiotics may be necessary. ...Read more

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I have a weird rash on my back, it feels sore and tender like a bruise, but looks like a red rash-about 2cmx3cm right on my spine.?

I have a weird rash on my back, it feels sore and tender like a bruise, but looks like a red rash-about 2cmx3cm right on my spine.?

Skin infection: Your red and sore rash could be a skin infection. Please kindly see your primary care physician to get evaluated and treated. If it's an infection then it would need to be treated with antibiotic topically or orally. I hope this helps. ...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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I found a red hard lump about the size of a nickel right next to my mid spine tonight. Doesn't move, sore when I press on it. What is it?

I found a red hard lump about the size of a nickel right next to my mid spine tonight. Doesn't move, sore when I press on it. What is it?

Possible abscess: A red, tender mass suggest a possible abscess. You should have this evaluated by a physician to establish a diagnosis, and to determine whether drainage is necessary. ...Read more

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Why do my hands feel hot, red, puffy, tight, and achy without doing anything. My knees also get this way. Dx spine arthritis. Connected?

Why do my hands feel hot, red, puffy, tight, and achy without doing anything. My knees also get this way. Dx spine arthritis. Connected?

Yes it may be: It can be connected if your spine arthritis is spondylitis which is an inflammatory arthritis that can also affect your joints. I recommend following up with your rheumatologist for medication recommendations. ...Read more

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My 7 yr old has a red rash in middle of her spine says it stings n burns. It's getting longer down her spine also has headaches n palish skin.

My 7 yr old has a red rash in middle of her spine says it stings n burns. It's getting longer down her spine also has headaches n palish skin.

Unable to diagnose: Typically rashes are difficult to diagnose accurately without an examination- under most circumstances, rashes are not an emergency but you should schedule an appointment to see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Red bump in middle of spine. Doesn't hurt and is not itchy. Also been having lower back pain. Is it cancer?

Red bump in middle of spine. Doesn't hurt and is not itchy. Also been having lower back pain. Is it cancer?

Less likely: Your presentation is unlikely to be cancer. This is to answer your question. As to what it can be - not sure without further history and physical exam. ...Read more

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8cm brown-red itchy rash on middle upper back right on spine. No other symptoms. 2nd occurrence this year. Fungal infection?

8cm brown-red itchy rash on middle upper back right on spine. No other symptoms. 2nd occurrence this year. Fungal infection?

It is really: Difficult to guess at correct diagnosis without visualizing a lesion. This would be best handled by an in-person dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a big brown spot on my spine and it kinda hurts. I also have problems with urinating, and weird vein spasms that make my hands red? Thanks

I have a big brown spot on my spine and it kinda hurts. I also have problems with urinating, and weird vein spasms that make my hands red? Thanks

Get General check up: I will recommend a general check up with your PCP, he/she will conduct preliminary evaluation and point you in the right directions. Your symptoms are non-specific and may or may not be serious. ...Read more