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Swelling Near Spine
Can abdom. Pain, enlarged spleen, low WBC and platelets and swelling near the spine be early symptoms of cancer or some prob. Of the pancreas?
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Many things: Could be taut muscle band or muscle spasm called a tender point or a trigger point. This could also be a tender lymph node, especially if you were recently sick. Other things could be a boil or a lipoma. If it is bothering you and does not resolve, see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
Hard to say: It is hard to say, there are many potential causes. It is unusual to have a spine related complaint in and of itself, so it is a little more likely it is something in the area. A bursa is a structure that can be inflamed and swollen in the area, an abcess can also cause atraumatic swelling. I would encourage you to be checked. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
Depends where the: Swelling is you are speaking of. If you are talking of within the spine, there are number of things, from infection to injury, things like transverse myelitis, etc. If it is in the meninges, infections like spinal meningitis can occur which causes swelling. If you are talking about outside the spine, where you can feel it on the outside, can be anything from spasms to infections. Hope that helps! ...Read more
No: I am not sure what kind of swelling you are talking about . But if it's outside the spine and the bony spine is intact then the answer is no. ...Read more
Generally keeping good health. Somehow I experience sweet pain in the back but not in the spine. It is in the middle portion behind ribs.No swelling.
Nondiagnostic: Your symptom is nondiagnostic without further information and it is not possible to exclude a spinal origin of your discomfort. I recommend that you visit your physician who will take a thorough history and perform an examination. After doing so appropriate tests and/or xrays will be ordered for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I have pain at the bottom point of the spine just above the buttocks. There is a little swelling and redness as well. What can this be ?
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