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Sacral Dimple Hair
I have L4/5 cauda equina nerve root nodule; biopsy needed - Can spinal tumor cause skin changes; enlarging dark blotches on that area of back/spine?
Probably not: In general, postsacral dimples are found in babies and are related to a coccyx that is retroverted. I believe you probably have a pilonidal sinus. This can drain, get infected and lead to further issues that need to be addressed. I would recommend that it be evaluated. ...Read more
Flesh colored/reddish, raised growth under pubic hair, near top of pubic bone. Started growing while pregnant. What is it? Mole? Wart? Skin tag?
Hair breakage at root. Kinky hair texture. No chemical treated hair for 3 years. Breaking from roots and down entite hair shaft. Lives in NYC?
Not clear: Find out regarding pregnancy with a home pregnancy test. Otherwise, a "bump" can be a symptom of many diagnoses. It depends on your personal medical and surgical history, body habitus, history of previous trauma, etc. Your best bet would be to see a qualified general surgeon, for a detailed history and physical exam. ...Read more
Interpret-please.mild broad-based disc bulge L5-S1 may contact S1 nerve root emerging from dural sac. 2 nerve roots don't appear compressed.
Back pain: It means the person who got this done was complaining of back pain probably with some radiation down one of the legs or perhaps even both. Symptoms of numbness, tingling, or burning pain may also be part of this picture. The MRI report is suggesting there is a bulging disc, which is not a hernia, which may be causing irritation of nerve fibers while not physically squeezing them. ...Read more
Scaly skin, sparse pubic hair, patchy mustache, and underarm hair loss, generalized diffuse hair loss on scalp, slow hair growth, and normal tsh? How?
50yroldw/ 1x2 CM pineal cyst, small cervical syrinx and expanding t-spine central canal w/ symptomatic perineural cysts. Congenital?
Newborn has tiny (1mm) sacral dimple in gluteal crease and what looks like a tiny stork bite in the center of his lower back. How likely is this occult spinal dysraphism? Dr never mentioned anything.
Excellent question: Most sacral dimples are benign, provided there is complete skin coverage. Dimples with a tiny hole at base could be sign of spinal dysraphism or tethered spinal cord & would need to be evaluated. lumbo-sacral ultrasound is excellent, non-invasive study to rule out cord tethering. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have bald spot on scalp below the scar from sebacious cyst(size of small hazelnut) removal form 1 month ago. Will hair regrow back?
Maybe, maybe not: It may be too soon to tell yet. Har will not regrow in the scar itself, and it's hard to predict what will happen in the area around it. The healing process is not complete yet and it may take a while for things get back to normal (weeks to months) Don't get scars sunburned, though, or they become permanently red. ...Read more
Tiny bald patch above lip, mustache hair. From using trimmer? Or something else? Hair is not growing back
Alopecia Areata: This sounds like it might be alopecia areata, which commonly presents as roundish bald patches in the scalp or other areas. This may be an auto-allergy to your own hair follicles. I'd recommend you see your dermatologist for proper diagnosis and discussion of treatment options. If it is alopecia areata, cortisone creams or properly done cortisone injections can stimulate regrowth of the hair. ...Read more