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Sacrum n lower back pain doc said may be caused by a double loop cyst at s2 (racepinephrine). Suggested surgery. Why do some cysts cause symptoms but others don't?

Sacrum n lower back pain doc said may be caused by a double loop cyst at s2 (racepinephrine). Suggested surgery. Why do some cysts cause symptoms but others don't?

Not sure what you: Mean by "double loop cyst." he may be referring to a benign incidental finding (usually noted on your lumbar spine mri), which are mostly asymptomatic called tarlov cysts, which are perineurial cysts. Only on very rare occasions could this be the cause of your symptoms. So go have a spine surgeon evaluate you and give you a better answer after a physical examination and review of your mri. Read more

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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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8 year old with mild spina bifida. We just found she has 2 cysts on the sacral region of her spine. Can cysts be malignant? We are worried

8 year old with mild spina bifida. We just found she has 2 cysts on the sacral region of her spine. Can cysts be malignant? We are worried

Rare if ever: These are uncommon and usually represent surface cells incorporated in the formation of the cord called a dermoid. These are often just watched over time to see if they behave in a benign way. Removal is often problematic if located within delicate nerve pathways. Read more

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Neuro dr says leg pain notcoming from spine. Thinks fluid from rptrd ovarian cyst from jan irritatrd sacral nerves, may need to be"washed out"thoughts?

See your Gyn Doc: If the neurosurgeon has cleared the spine as a cause, then I would have your gyn specialist see you, and possibly with help of an examination and possibly a pelvic ultrasound, confirm your DX and treat you. Good luck. Read more

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My 8 year old has mild spina bifida. Her urologist found 2 cysts on her sacral part of spine. Waiting for neurosurgeon appoint. Need more info?

My 8 year old has mild spina bifida. Her urologist found 2 cysts on her sacral part of spine. Waiting for neurosurgeon appoint. Need more info?

Spina bifida assoc.: Here is a link for loads of information and resources: http://www. Spinabifidaassociation. Org/site/c.evKRI7OXIoJ8H/b.8028963/k.BE67/Home. Htm Read more

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My 8 year old has mild spina bifida. A recent MRI shows 2 cysts on her sacral part of her spine. Waiting for neurosurgeon but just worried about them being rumors Etc. Can you tell me more?

My 8 year old has mild spina bifida. A recent MRI shows 2 cysts on her sacral part of her spine. Waiting for neurosurgeon but just worried about them being rumors Etc. Can you tell me more?

Spina Bifida &: Spinal Dysraphism, "mild Spina Bifida", can be associated with syringomyelia, a collection of cerebrospinal fluid within the spinal cord or if cystic, a syrinx, sometimes without a Chiari Malformation (congenital anomaly of the cerebellum), hydrocephalus or a tethered cord. Both can also be associated with benign fatty tumors, lipomas. Malignant spinal cord tumors would be much less likely. Read more

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Wake up w/ horrible rectal pain like melon stuck. Laxative helps pain but not constipated. Only happens asleep. Nerve root cyst in sacral spinal cord?

Wake up w/ horrible rectal pain like melon stuck. Laxative helps pain but not constipated. Only happens asleep. Nerve root cyst in sacral spinal cord?

Proctalgia fugax: Your episodes are quite characteristic of proctalgia fugax which is a sudden, severe spasm of the levator muscle in the anorectal area. It is like a charley horse of the rectum and usually occurs during sleep. It lasts minutes and patients often sit on the toilet, without having a bowel movement, for relief. This is a nuisance but not serious. See a proctologist if you have further questions. Read more

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I have multiple Tarlov cysts in my Sacrum, besides pain would this cause a numbness feeling in my right flank area.

I have multiple Tarlov cysts in my Sacrum, besides pain would this cause a numbness feeling in my right flank area.

Not likely: Tarlov's cysts in the sacrum MIGHT cause symptoms further down your back or legs, but should not affect your flank area (above the pelvis and below the ribs in your back) because nerve sensations all go down rather than up. You could however have something else going on further up in your spine to explain this. See the doc who diagnosed the cysts. Good luck. Read more

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Is there a way to be absolutely sure that recurrent lower back n sacrum pain that comes and goes since january is caused by the large cyst at s2 (racepinephrine)?

Your spine surgeon: Or spinal specialist will help you identify your pain generator (anatomic source of your pain), if the pain generator is located within your spine. There are other reasons of having lower back pain -- some causes are unrelated to your spine. Also ensure other non-spinal causes of pain in these areas are ruled-out by your primary care doctor. Most s2 (racepinephrine) tarlov perineural cysts are asymptomatic. Read more

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What can cause sacrum pain that comes and goes in the past 9 months other than spinal disc or cyst or muscle problem? Like, pain 3 days, stop 2 days.

What can cause sacrum pain that comes and goes in the past 9 months other than spinal disc or cyst or muscle problem? Like, pain 3 days, stop 2 days.

Sacral pain: Degenerative problems, as you listed, can cause sacral pain. However, other things, such as fractures, infections, or tumors can also cause sacral pain, though they typically aren't intermittent like you describe. Read more

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Mri has shown a sebaceous cyst in my lower s5 sacrum, 9mm, they want to check the wall? What will happen? And how did it get so deep, hard and fixed?

Mri has shown a sebaceous cyst in my lower s5 sacrum, 9mm, they want to check the wall? What will happen? And how did it get so deep, hard and fixed?

Reassure but verify: There can be several benign cystic lesions in this vicinity. Sebaceous cysts are common, due to blocked oil glands. When they accumulate sebum, they get tense and can grow deep instead of out. Congenital cysts can also occur. A smooth wall can help diagnose a benign process, but often surgical removal is considered for proof. Less than a cm. Might just get followed though. Read more

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Had MRI of left hip, complete structural detachment left labrum from 12 to 2 o clock position and Tarlov cysts in sacrum, what would be best treatmt.

Had MRI of left hip, complete structural detachment left labrum from 12 to 2 o clock position and Tarlov cysts in sacrum, what would be best treatmt.

The vast: Majority of tarlov cysts are incidental findings and not clinically relevant, and require no treatment. If you have a labral injury of the hip, you need to see an orthopedic surgeon. Further intervention, for example arthroscopic surgery, may be needed. Read more

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I'm a family doc with a question. Pt has Tarlov cyst at S2. She wants her "full sacrum" evaluated. Won't an MRI-LS image this?

I'm a family doc with a question. Pt has Tarlov cyst at S2. She wants her "full sacrum" evaluated. Won't an MRI-LS image this?

Generally LS MRI: Will include the sacral bodies but not the ala or SI joints, so technically a separate tailored MRI would be needed to evaluate the entire sacrum. Read more

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Is there any risk of paralysis when a double-looped cyst that is causing sacrum n lower back pain is surgically removed from s2 (racepinephrine)?

Is there any risk of paralysis when a double-looped cyst that is causing sacrum n lower back pain is surgically removed from s2 (racepinephrine)?

S2 (racepinephrine) Cyst: There is always a risk of nerve damage with any spinal surgery. Risks would include bleeding, infection, and nerve damage. Typically sacral cysts must be large or already causing nerve compression before a surgeon would operate. Because of the location of the cyst, I would be most concerned with damage to the s2 (racepinephrine) or lower sacral nerves. Paralysis is unlikely. Talk to your surgeon. Read more

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Is it necessary to remove s2 (racepinephrine) cyst which cause tailbone discomfort, lower back n sacrum pain? Surgery needs removing bone n using screws? Better way?

Is it necessary to remove s2 (racepinephrine) cyst which cause tailbone discomfort, lower back n sacrum pain? Surgery needs removing bone n using screws? Better way?

It depends: You can do nothing but if the symptoms are very severe surgery is the only answer. Follow the recommendations of your doctors who know you. Read more

Sacrum (Definition)

Below the lumbar spine and above the tailbone or coccyx lies the sacrum. The sacrum is part of the spine and interacts with the pelvis ...Read more