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Small Knot In Lower Back
Pain radiates from beneath my lower left jaw in a knot beside my esophagus. Starts with back lower skull pain or pop. Thoughts?
Examination needed: You could be suffering from a dental occlusion issue or there could be a cervical radiculopathy or entrapped branch of the occipital nerve though your age is against the radiculopathy choice more than the other conditions and an pinched occipital nerve doesn't explain jaw pain very well. Caution to you though on the chiropractic manipulations of the neck. Those can be DANGEROUS. ASK about risks. ...Read more
Unclear: Unclear based on the history if the two are related. Best to check with a doctor. ...Read more
Small ball-like lump in back of thigh under buttocks and swollen back of thigh muscle with pain down to the knee and in groin?
See doctor: This sounds like something that needs a good evaluation and possibly some testing to sort out. Unfortunately, can't help much online ...Read more
Get seen...: For that type of problem you definitely need to see a doctor in person. For a mass or lump evaluation it is important to be able to check it closely and then decide what type of further tests or treatment you might need. ...Read more
Have shooting burning pain in lower left side of back shooting down the left side of my thigh into my groin and left testicle. Most intense in morning?
Back/Pelvic Eval: I recommend a more comprehensive evaluation by a physiatrist/sports medicine or orthopedic specialist. The lower back and pelvic region is complex and there are multiple sources for that type of pain/symptoms and a thorough history and physical exam is needed to assist you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a hard marble sized painless lump on the back of my head above my neck and a weekly very slight throbbing pain in the back right corner of head?
Must be examined: could be a lymph node or a growth-get examined. ...Read more
Periodical deep pain near a small lump on rib left side of my lower/mid from center of my back and with pain behind ribcage on left side of my back.?
Don't know, but...: Do have this evaluated by your primary care provider. This deserves taking a careful medical history, and doing an exam. Good luck. Lg. ...Read more
Hi I have a small pee size lump in my groin area in between the thigh and sack its right in the crease of my groin on right side?
PEA SIZED LUMP: Needs to be checked out but is likely a benign keratin cyst of the skin. ...Read more
Lumps and bumps.: We don't have enough info! But any new lump, without any other symptoms, if small and painless, can be watched for a week or two. If it persists, get checked. A lump that has been present and unchanged for years, is probably not serious, but this needs to be confirmed by a doctor, who can then monitor it and see if further evaluation is needed. A painful lump, with fever, getting bigger fast: ER. ...Read more
Could be several...: If the back pain and thigh pain are related to same cause, likely a mid or higher lumbar disc - but could be separate related to the hip or muscles around the back and hip without a disc being involved. If persisting, see your pcp for exam or a physical medicine specialist or neurologist. ...Read more
Need more info: I need mofre information but what is sometimes referred to as "knots" in the muscles of the back are usually muscle spasms. Best advice is to make an appointment with you family physician to not only get relief but relieve your anxiety about what is wrong. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
Lipoma possibly: That area is common for lipomas- completely benign fatty tumors just under the skin. Unless they become painful/enlarged (which might indicate an infection and would need medical treatment)- they do not require any intervention and may go away either fir no reason or dye to weight loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a small patch of skin that's dry and flakey on my lower back on the right side. The dried skin is white.What could this be?
For the past month or so small bumps have been showing up on my lower back there are three now and sometimes itch what might they be?
Eczema: It could be any number of issues but with a history of eczema it is most likely more of the same. If you have been treated for this use your creams or try the eucerin eczema cream until you see the doctor next time. To make it stop itching sarna is very helpful as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have two small moveable lumps in the dimples of my lower back. I have had them for over a year and no growth. Should i be concerned?
Lumps: Usually no cause for concern, especially if on both sides. Probably fatty tumors. ...Read more
I have two small dots that seem to be holes that are just covered in a layer of skin on my lower back and i don't know what they are? help!
? Spina bifida: occulta: What you described suggests a harmless developmental anomaly called spina bifida occulta. It is harmless. Next time you see your doctor ask her/him to take a look. You may consult this site for information on this topic: http://nervous-system.emedtv.com/spina-bifida-occulta/spina-bifida-occulta-p2.html For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
I have knots in my lower back. Working out and running cause it to hurt. If I take a break, it gets better, and it comes back whenever I start back?
Stretch more: Are you warming up and stretching before your activities and after- this may help. ...Read more
I have these knots in my lower back, and when I stand for awhile they start to hurt more, also when I bend over at the waist the knots are visible.
I have two small lumps on my lower back one on each side they hurt sometimes and move around when rubbed what could they be? They are very irritating
Lipoma : More likely than not they are lipomas or cysts. Unlikely to be cancerous but if they continue to enlarge or become more painful you should consult with your physician. Good luck. ...Read more
Different options: Our bodies have a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, vessels, tendons and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done. ...Read more
Rest and Stretch: Mckenzie back exercises are helpful for rehabing a back injury. Fever, incontinence, or leg dysfunction warrant an immediate medical evaluation. Otherwise mckenzie exercises are taught by most physical therapist, but can also be found online. A visit to a massage therapist of chiropractor might also help. Failure to resolve in 3 weeks warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more
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