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Found a soft lump on low spine. Can feel numbness radiating from that spot when we press on it and now w/o pressing. Gets pain when sitting for long?

Found a soft lump on low spine. Can feel numbness radiating from that spot when we press on it and now w/o pressing. Gets pain when sitting for long?

Evaluation Needed!: This should be seen by a physician. There is no need to suffer when it may well be an easy problem to rectify. Wish you well! ...Read more

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Have soft lump on neck near spine, ringing in ears, fatigue, tightness on neck and occasional headaches?

Have soft lump on neck near spine, ringing in ears, fatigue, tightness on neck and occasional headaches?

Lump: Size? Duration? Did it appear at same to e as other symptoms? Important that you see your Physician for examination and applicable diagnostic procedures. ...Read more

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Got a lump on my spine?

Varies: There are multiple potential causes. I would not hesitate to be seen for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a large lump at top spine?

Is it normal to have a large lump at top spine?

Maybe: If you are referring to the where the neck joins the trunk, yes. The lowest bone in the neck (c7) has a prominent spinous process, a projection where muscles attach. It is normal to be able to feel its tip. C2 is also large; it can be felt in some folks; it is just below the back of the skull. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's normal to have a lump on the lower spine?

Please advise if it's normal to have a lump on the lower spine?

Depends: This would depend on the nature of the lump. I assume that you are referring to a lump that you can see on the back. If it is new and growing and painful-it needs to be checked out to make certain that it is not a tumor or infection. It is boggy or has fluid, it needs to be checked out as it might represent a connection down into the spinal canal. ...Read more

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There is a lump on my spine, about in the middle of my spine . What could this be?

There is a lump on my spine, about in the middle of my spine . What could this be?

Could be any of the: Following:
1: skin tissue elements: like a simple cyst, sebaceous cyst, fatty tumor, nerve tissue tumor, etc;
2: deeper soft tissues: pulled muscle, tendon, ligament injuries with associated collection of blood/tissue fluid, etc;
3: bony structures: bone cysts, tumors, healing fx ;
4: nerve elements from the underlying spine itself;

see pcp or an orthopod to get DX and treated.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi I just noticed a lump on my spine below my shoulders in centre bit worried about it?

Lump: Where is the lump exactly: is it superficial or deep. Is it movable? Does it hurt to touch? Is it rubbery. Let us know to see needs further evaluation. ...Read more

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Do you think I should worry about a small lump at the bottom of my back close to the spine?

Do you think I should worry about a small lump at the bottom of my back close to the spine?

Back Pain and lump: Symptoms of a "knot" or "lump" are most likely a muscle spasm if painful. Alas, may simply be a normal variation, but could also indicate sacroiliac pain (not serious) or facet syndrome (pain made worse by extending the back as a result of pressure on the small joints in the spine). Lumps can also be benign tumors, but usually not painful. See a doc if no better. ...Read more

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My back started to hurt about a week ago and a few days ago I noticed a lump on my spine. What could it be?

My back started to hurt about a week ago and a few days ago I noticed a lump on my spine. What could it be?

You want: To see your doc. The lump could be anything from nothing, meaning lipoma, to something much more serious. NO REASON TO WAIT AND PROCRASTINATE. You clearly want to have this checked out. ...Read more

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I have found a lump on the right of my spine'. No pain and it doesn't move. Also, my bottom on the right side sometimes hurts.?

Need exam: We can not tell you what this is without an exam. It could be something serious or something benign. Please see a doctor for an exam soon. ...Read more

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I recently found a hard lump on my spine (sits on the right side of my spine). I'm not sure how long it has been there. What could this be?

I recently found a hard lump on my spine (sits on the right side of my spine). I'm not sure how long it has been there. What could this be?

Lipoma: A lipoma is a growth of fat cells in a thin, fibrous capsule usually found just below the skin. Lipomas are found most often on the torso, neck, upper thighs, upper arms, and armpits, but they can occur almost anywhere in the body. One or more lipomas may be present at the same time. ...Read more

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I have a large hard lump by my lower spine, left side, doesn't move and won't go away, and is very painful and hurts to touch. What is this?

Be seen: I would definitely be seen just to make sure it is not cancerous. That being said, the most common thing we will see is an inflamed bursa over the sacroiliac joint, known as a bursitis. When the bursa becomes inflamed it can become tender and swollen. ...Read more

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Painful lump in middle of my spine causing much discomfort when sitting lying with back against chair, bed, etc. What could this be caused by?

Painful lump in middle of my spine causing much discomfort when sitting lying with back against chair, bed, etc. What could this be caused by?

Needs to be checked: It could be an abscess. Infected cyst most likely, since it is painful you should have it checked by your doctor as you may need antibiotics or excision or incision and drainage. ...Read more

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I noticed a painless lump on my back (beside my spine) several years ago. Just the other day, I noticed it again but seems to be bigger. What is it?

I noticed a painless lump on my back (beside my spine) several years ago. Just the other day, I noticed it again but seems to be bigger. What is it?

Most likely it is a : Simple cyst or possibly a non-cancerous fatty tumor called a lipoma but see you doctor for an opinion and if it irritates you thry can be treated. ...Read more

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2 lumps on either side if my lower spine which big they move when pressure is applied to them and hurt when standing less painful when bending foward?

Schmorl's: Nodules, related to back injury. You must be seen and evaluated by your PCP or orthopedic surgeon and you will need an MRI to diagnose these areas. ...Read more

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I have serval small lumps on my spine that move about?

I have serval small lumps on my spine that move about?

Most likely lipomas: Lipomas are varying sized fatty benign tumors that are under the skin & mobile as well as being painless. They are pretty common. These lumps could also be cysts. If they are not painful & not growing in size, you can discuss them with your doctor at your next appointment or go earlier if they are enlarging or painful. There are a list of other possibilities but they rank lower down on the list. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have two hard lumps at the very base of your spine?

Is it normal to have two hard lumps at the very base of your spine?

Varies: There are a number of possibilities, some quite normal but I would encourage you to be checked if you have any concern. One example of a relatively normal condition like what you are describing involves the si joints. These joints are near the bottom of you spine on each side. They normally do have a small bursa over each of them and I have had patients come to be checked, but they are normal. ...Read more

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I have two movable lumps on either side of my spine at the bottom my back what could they be? Normal?

Usually: Yes, they are likely normal. The joint between the sacrum and your pelvis is known as the SI joint and it is located "on either side of the bottom of the spine" like you are describing. Over each joint is a small bursa which can be felt as a small lump like you are describing. There is no way to say over Internet without an exam to say this is definitely the case, so still best to be seen. ...Read more

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Is a lump on the spine of a 9-year-old normal?

Is a lump on the spine of a 9-year-old normal?

Spine: It depends what you mean by a lump on the spine. Some children are very thin, so their spine can be easily seen if they bend over, which could look lumpy.

Sometimes if a child is overweight, they have a fat pad on the back of the neck, but that really doesn't look lumpy.

If in doubt, have a doctor take a look at it ...Read more

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I have a large hard lump he size of an apple at the base of my spine??

Be seen: That is pretty large and not really consistent with any normal anatomic structure in that area. Consider being seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a small lump at the bottom of my spine along with a small opening above my anus, what is this?

I have a small lump at the bottom of my spine along with a small opening above my anus, what is this?

See your doctor: Has this been evaluated? Sounds like a pilonidal cyst and sinus tract; however, the findings warrant at least an exam and likely an ultrasound of the area to ensure that there is no connection of the opening with the spinal area. You also want to make sure that the lump isn't a different type of mass. SEE YOUR DOCTOR! ...Read more

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I have a small lump on my lower back left side near spine what could it be? It only hurts when I press on it

It could be one of: Several things with a cyst or a small fatty tumor caled a lipoma which touching it may place pressure on underlying tissues or if a cyst that may be inflamed, touching it will hurt. If it bothers you or gets worse or larger, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a soft/hard lump on my lower back next to my spine its not moveable and its painilessi have n o pain?

Some possibilities: Such as a benign fatty lipoma or a sebaceous skin cyst. Cannot tell without a physical exam. See a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a lump that doesn't move on left side of spine it sends a tingling sensation at times what could it be?

I have a lump that doesn't move on left side of spine it sends a tingling sensation at times what could it be?

Pressure on nerves: If a mass as you describe is present over a structure such as a nerve or nerve root then, it will cause the type of sensations you are mentioning. There's no way to say more about this entity in your case with the limited information you've provided. Whether it is something that needs to be taken out or not would require an examination and likely some imaging studies and maybe even a biopsy. ...Read more

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I found a small lump in my lower back just on the spine. Not hurting at first but now it's becoming painful. What to do?

Cyst, pilonidal?: Sounds like it might be a cyst. This is a common spot for them. Warm compresses. Should come to a head then rupture with time. If this is recurrent it may need to be removed. ...Read more

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33 f healthy pea size lump left side on back near spine. Dr checked it 2 mos ago and again and said ok. Should I get 2nd opinion?

Sounds benign: This is not a typical location for bad things and it does not appear to be enlarging so I think your doc is probably correct. Sounds like it might be lipoma. Maybe this has been there for many years. ...Read more

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Hi What are the possible causes of a lump in the spine that itches which goes in a hr or so but comes randomly again anytime. Thanks.

Hi What are the possible causes of a lump in the spine that itches which goes in a hr or so but comes randomly again anytime. Thanks.

Lumps and bumps: Orthopedic surgeons have a standard work up for all lumps and bumps. Most likely it is a lipoma which is harmless however you should see your family doctor or orthopedic surgeon for appropriate imaging studies. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump on my back to the left of my spine, there is no pain but the lump is very hard and approx 1.5cm wide, I'm 18 years old?

Lump: Have it seen by a doc. That's number one. It is probably an inclusion cyst from the skin, possibly a fatty tumor underneath the skin, called lipoma, but they typically are not firm. Again, have it seen! ...Read more