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Unexplained Bruise Lower Back Spine
Lump above collarbone. Muscle aches. Chest xray hair defect left lower neck.
Cervical spine xray straigthng. Small osteophytes in lower cervical spine?
Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more
Doctor can check: Back pain on either side of the spine (called flank pain by doctors) can be caused by kidney disease, especially if the person doesn't remember hurting her back by lifting or working too much. Other abdominal problems can also show up as back pain, so evaluation by a doctor is needed. A doctor generally examines the liver, stomach, pancreas, and intestine areas for possible problems, too. ...Read more
When sleeping on back low right back pain, cross feet at times, sore spot mid spine, right side low pelvic, abdominal, hip pain, tired? Cancer? Or?
Kind of: Another way to say it perhaps is that there are conditions in the spine that can cause pain in the tailbone, back, and leg. Not so much that one pain causes the other, but rather that they can potentially have the same source. Don't hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more
Lower back pain on spine, mid back muscle tightness, tingling in back of both legs from mid buttocks to knees about 50x/day. Xray normal. 8 months now?
Severe low back pain, radiates 2 legs.Tingling in head&left arm. Can l4-s1 issues be causing head&left arm symptoms?Retrolisthesis, bulges, herniations.
Increasing numbness limbs constant pain and spasms in lower & upper back & down left leg, MRI lumbar showed bulge disk L4 l5, rotatory scoliosis causes
Nonspecific: Believe it or not, scoliosis does not cause pain for most patients - unless the scoliosis is very severe. Similarly, a disk bulge is often of no consequence, and is simply a normal finding as we age. See a physician (consider seeing a neurologist since you have numbness) for further evaluation. ...Read more
Mri showed 4 bulging disc and kyphosis lordosis in neck. Have sharp pain in the upper back and shoulders. Now when back is flexed one side hurts?
Need an orthopedic: Or neurological consult.Get a more detailed answer ›
Deep pain in L buttock. Tension L hip. Stiff lower back. Numbness/tingling L shin & sole of foot. Cramping sensation in foot. L calf pain. Weakness in leg. Worse w/exertion/sitting/standing/lying down. Scans hip/butt OK. Suggestions, possibilities?
Please repost: and explain what you mean by a "butt" scan. Medically there's no such thing as a "butt" scan. Abandon your unfortunate tendency to use vague colloquial words like "butt" and and state EXACTLY what the scan was called. What you need is a scan of your lumbosacral spine, not your "butt." ...Read more
Lower back pain along with right buttock and right hip pain. Painful during movement. Looking down with chin on chest causes shooting pain down back.
Sciatica: Although there are several possibilities, one if the more common causes is a sciatica, which is an irritation of a nerve in the back that can cause pain that runs into the hip. When you lower your chin, it increases the pressure in the spinal canal and can aggravate the symptoms like you are describing. The hip and the SI joint are also potential causes. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more
There can be changes: Disc herniations can present in various ways & change their pain pattern as they heal or progress or even recur as in 5% of cases. They can initially present as back pain & then radiate to a leg(s) & back pain will improve or stay the same. Leg pain can start as initial pain & improve & back pain can get worse & then resolve (centralization). Sometimes there is no pain, just neurologic issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have numb big left toe knee hip back shoulder pain twitch shaking spasm in riggt side right ribcage left lower leg. 39 fatigue vertigo upperback pain?
Get checked: If symptoms don't go away in a few days. Go sooner if leg weak. ...Read more
Severe pain lower back right side just above hip below ribs. (deep under muscle) no fever can't stand up straight . Most likely kidney or spine/nerve?
Fingertips twisting outwards, lower back pain into front of both thighs and knees, shooting pains upper back & pain down shoulders, arms wrists, hands?
Back/neck pain: If you have arthritis in the low back, then you likely have arthritis in the neck too. The nerve pain can be relieved with neuropathic pain medications. Anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxer medications can relieve the pain related to the joints, tendons and muscles of the spine. Stretching exercises, physical therapy and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation may help too. ...Read more
I found that my lower back was sore today while standing then found unexplained bruising along my spine.
Medical check up nee: You need to have a medical check up from your doctor. Bruising can be from trauma/injury but you will know if that is in the picture or not. Unexplained bruising indicates possible bleeding under the skin for which there has to be a cause. Your doctor can check/examine you to find the cause of bleeding which will require blood tests including CBC(Complete blood counts) and some special blood test ...Read more
I've noticed my 2 year old son gets these dime sizes bruises on his lower back and spine. Is this normal?
Maybe,maybe not: A rambunctious kid can get bruises on occasion over the bony prominences of the spine, shins, elbows, etc. These should reflect their activity and come and go over time.Bruises that arise over fleshy areas, unlikely to have pinched tissue between trauma and hard bone, are abnormal and a sigh of inflicted trauma or blood issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I keep getting a bruise on my lower back right in the middle where my spine is. I haven't done anything physical and it feels like I have cramps?
Muscle or: soft tissue damage. The bruising is always suspicious for a blood clotting disorder. Get examined asap and get routine blood test of blood for coagulation issues. I suggest calling for an appointment ASAP. ...Read more
Why does my spine hurts when i touch it? The feeling is as if i had a giant bruise. It started in my lower back and now I have it on my upper back!
?Skin?: Your symptoms are not typical of anything but local trauma. For instance, if you do a lot of sit-ups or other activities in the face up/supine position, you can get bruises along your spinous processes (the tips of the vertebrae you can feel/see under the skin). Otherwise, it could be a skin problem or a muscle problem, as both lie between skin ; the bones themselves. See your pcp for and exam. ...Read more
I have a knot on my spine in the middle/ lower back with pain an sometimes bruising in line down part of spine doc won't do anything for it help?
I have extreme lower back pain...Also, a bruised feeling in mid of spine, for 6mts now. Also, arms go numb whn i sit certain way, what are ur thoughts?
Low back pain: Low, mid and upper back pain can be debilitating. With symptoms last more than six months it is important to get MRI imaging of the spine and an evaluation with a neurosurgeon. Arm numbness can be caused by holding your arms bent or elevated for long periods of time. An electromyogram and nerve conduction study can help with the diagnosis. ...Read more
Had xray done on my lower back doctor said it was muscle damage a bone on my spine hurts to touch bruising over 1 week now how long to take to heal?
Who did U C? , an Md: or a DC? Muscles do not show up on X rays. More info needed. Was there an injury like a fall on Ur back or kicked in the back? This can injure or fracture the spinous processes. Get into C an ortho guy 4 eval. That's Ur best way 2 go. You may need more specific imaging. Photo is a 3-D CT reconstruction. Of a lumbar spine. A little much for Ur eval. ...Read more
2 epidurals. 1 almost 10 yrs ago, another almost 14 yrs ago. Both with complications. Periodic lower back pains. Now spine is tender feels swollenwhy?
Can't get an answer: to that one online. You need to be examined by a physician, and most likely need updated imaging of the involved area of the body and spine. Your prior epidurals are so remote that it is not possible that they have any relationship to your current problem. Please go see a doctor. Especially if you have redness, swelling or any signs of infection like fever, decreased apetite of malaise go today. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have 3 new tender hard lumps, one on my neck (towards the back on the side) one on lower back next to spine, and one on my hand. Should I be worried?
Is Spongylitis of the spine genetic? My mum suffers from it and I'm constantly suffering with lower back pain and neck pain.. its soo tender! ideas?
Why do only a couple of vertebrae hurt when touched? One in my thoracic spine and one in my lumbar spine? Feel bruised when pressure is applied
Want more to hurt?: It's hard to say without getting a full history., it's possible that some vertebrae in your spine are mis-aligned, or it could be a sign of something else. Depending on how long, how painful, and whether there are any associated symptoms, it's best to see your primary care doctor or a doc that does manipulative therapy to give a history of your issues and get an examination of your spine. ...Read more
Had a lumbar epidural for herniated disc 4 days ago.Have had pain in spine when bending ever since.Dr said it is deep bruising.Will this go away? :(
My 6 year old son has a unexplained bruising on his lower back this the scound time he has had it and it comes with a bad cough and low fever?
Unexplained bruises on the back of the knees. Currently I am having a lot of lower back pain is it related to one another?
Seizures?: If they are related, I would think they would be either due to seizures leading to falls with equally concerning diagnoses being severe thrombocytopenia which could lead to spontaneous bleeding in your lower back. If you have Neurologic changes, seek care emergently. I would still get a platelet count checked. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
After my 2nd spinal block (Oct '14) I have a tender 3 inch area on/around spine-at injection site- and low back pain.
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?
Low back pain, hurts on movement on spine and tender to touch has been 4 months X-ray normal? Muscular? Suggestions
Muscular: i always attribute tenderness to muscular etiology ...Read more
Low back pain for 4 months, tender when touched, right on and around spine. Not pain just uncomfortable. Could it be bone CA? Or tense muscle?
R-Hip, low-back, groin pain at times pain in leg worse a night, spot mid spine tender, vag bleeding after sex, right upper abd pain radiates to back?)
Hip pain /vaginal bl: Back pain may be sciatica and may need pillow under legs at night when sleep. vaginal bleeding can be vaginitis/ cervicitis/endometriosis but need PAP also check HCG . If all negative may need ultrasound/CT y to check for ovarian /uterine lesion which could be causing both. May need LS spine xray / F/U w/doc this week ...Read more
Do not know: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more
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