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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


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About a month has passed that i fell in a minor accident about the right side of tail bone and sacrum , i fell some tenderness at these bones.?

About a  month has passed that i  fell in a minor accident about the right side of  tail bone and sacrum , i fell some tenderness at these bones.?

Tail Bone: "tail bone" pain, or coccydynia, could be due to several reasons: direct trauma, or l5-s1 disc protrusion. If the pain is slightly to the side, si joint (sacroiliac joint) may be causing the pain. If the pain is continuing beyond several weeks, you need to get an x-ray, and and then MRI of lumbar and sacrum. The treatment is typically physical therapy, chiropractic, etc. ...Read more

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I have a tender area just to the left of my spine an inch above my sacrum, which, when pressed refers pain down my leg to my foot. What could it be?

I have a tender area just to the left of my spine an inch above my sacrum, which, when pressed refers pain down my leg to my foot. What could it be?

Sciatica: All lower extremity nerves originate from the spine. You may have an impinged nerve, this may be called sciatica. See your pcp and if need be, a referral for pt/ot. ...Read more

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I developed a bump in my lower back on the left side above the sacrum, it's only sore when pressure is applied.This happened after deadlifts at the gym

I developed a bump in my lower back on the left side above the sacrum, it's only sore when pressure is applied.This happened after deadlifts at the gym

Suspect muscle: This could be a cyst which may or may not be infected. With this there could be muscle or bone or joint or combination with tendon and bursa involvement as part of the pain. Sometimes at a gym there's risk of infection. Sometimes if you look at the bump there may be a small hole that may be plugged indicating a possible inclusion cyst. ...Read more

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V tender over g'bladdr. U/s of abdo normal. Pain under lower ribs. Is it possible pain is muscular in origin, given the most sensitive area g'bddr?

V tender over g'bladdr.  U/s of abdo normal.  Pain under lower ribs.  Is it possible pain is muscular in origin, given the most sensitive area g'bddr?

Possible: There are other tests to look at your gallbladder so if your symptoms point in this direction you should pursue these. All the best. ...Read more

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My E.S.R. rate is at 53. I have about 2 tender to touch glands both sides starting at arm pit down on sides. Hurt when I press. Have them for 7 weeks.

My E.S.R. rate is at 53. I have about 2 tender to touch glands both sides starting at arm pit down on sides. Hurt when I press. Have them for 7 weeks.

And your question is: So far we know you have an elevated ESR indicating a likely acute inflammatory reaction of some type supported by your report of swollen lymph glands (i.e. lyphmadenopathy) which are painful to touch. But that's where the story ends. They will not go away without treatment. I suspect you are following with someone otherwise, how would you know the sed rate. Plan to biopsy I imagine? Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible that herpes could cause a big painless node(s) in the groin or are herpes lymph nodes always going to be tender/painful?3 day aftersex

Is it possible that herpes could cause a big painless node(s) in the groin or are herpes lymph nodes always going to be tender/painful?3 day aftersex

Thoughts: Typically if you first get infected with herpes, small sores, scabs and itching occur first and then the virus lays dormant for years. That presentation sounds more like an infected follicle which you could use bacitracin for. See your doctor or someone with an infectious disease background and be examined. You can check a blood test to rule out exposure if really concerned. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of infiltration of the sacrum diffusely?

Radiologic findings: This is terminology a radiologist would use to describe changes on imaging that appear to spread throughout the sacrum (bone between waist and tailbone). The cause of the changes can sometimes be determined by the images but often requires a biopsy or other tests. ...Read more