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Soft Lump On Lower Back
I have a soft/hard lump on my lower back next to my spine its not moveable and its painilessi have n o pain ?
Eval: Don't know where on the lower back it is. If it is in the area of the gluteal cleft (butt crack) it could be a pilonidal cyst. Cysts can develop on others areas of the back as well as lipomas. Most are more rounded in shape (not angular). Your doctor should be able to help identify the lesion. Take care. ...Read more
Hard to say: It is hard to say if the lump is cancerous without seeing it. A couple of key things to watch: has it changed in size or color, has the pain characteristics changed, is there bleeding or ulceration, are there signs of infection, is there redness or drainage? If the answer to any of these is yes, you should have it checked out by your family doctor. ...Read more
Small lump on lower back. Changes size sometimes and have had it for a few years. When going a lot to the bathroom, it bleeds. It doesn't hurt.
Hemorrhoid: It sounds like a hemorrhoid. Please see a doctor for confirmation. Prevent constipation, drink lots of water, place a nice pack. Decrease your spicy food intake. This is a chronic condition that can be managed by lifestyle change and if it gets worse can be surgically removed easily. No stress. ...Read more
Have a painful lump on lower back near spine for 1 1/2 years now.was also just diagnosed w/ scoliosis. 24y/o F. was told was inflame size- baseball?
Painful lump: Most painful lumps of that size and duration are lipomas, but it needs to diagnosed properly with a physical examination. What did your physician that diagnosed you with scoliosis say about it? Other causes could be infection, or malignancy. Please seek a medical examination and get a firm diagnosis. Lipomas are benign and most of te time do not need to be removed unless uncomfortable. ...Read more
Hard lump on lower back size of a quarter under skin. Bad pulling in arms, shoulders, back, and legs. Feel most pain when I lie down for a while. ?
TimetoTakeYourLumps: Best to get it looked-at. An infection under the skin(an abscess,"boil") can be taken care of. And if it's some other kind of lump,it should be examined and a decision made as to what to do about it.The other problems are probably unrelated but can be figured-out at the same visit. Also, remember, if that lump is an infection, the longer you wait, the bigger it'll get and more painful the cure ...Read more
Infection?: Lumps that are painful could be bacterials infection. See doc for appropriate exam and prescription of oral antibiotics.Once i proved they need to be rechecked for any possible underlying issues. ...Read more
Simple vs serious: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many factors. The vast majority are not cancer but simply unusual growths like fatty tumors, cysts, skin tags, moles, etc. Most cause no symptoms and can be watched. If they cause symptoms or change colors, bleed, bruise or hurt, then see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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