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What Is A Lump On Your Lower Back But It Doesn't Hurt
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 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
Saturday fell off bike, was okay. Sunday lower back went. Noticed lump around shoulder blade, doesn't hurt. Thur, back improving but lump still there?
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
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
I have a lump on my lower back, just to the right of my spine. Doesn't hurt about the size of 50 cent piece. 24 female good health. I don't have a pcp.
Lump on the back: The lump you feel most likely is a benign tumor of the fat called a lipoma. It is important to know if it is movable, soft or hard. A hard immovable lump is of concern and could suggest cancer. If it is soft and movable it most likely benign. Also, has it increased in size? If it is increasing in you should be examined ASAP. Some one should check it anyhow at some point. ...Read more
Have a small lump right side lower back next to my spine. I've had this for a few years. It hurts trying to stand straight have to take my time. Help.
See MD: A lump on the lower back that hurts could be several things. Infection, cyst, tumor. Need in person MD exam and history to diagnose and treat this condition ...Read more
Hard painful lump my lower back by spine, sticks out when I bend over, it hurts feels like alot of pressure or something. Specially wheni bend or stretch?
Evaluation: You should see your doctor to be evaluated and have CT of spine to find the cause so be treated. ...Read more
I'm having pain n my lower left back and there is like a knot/lump that you can press on & moves its causing my lower back to hurt sharp stabbing pain?
Back pain: This is quite a commonly noted issues. The lump you feel could be muscle, lipoma, ossified lipoma, scar (from previous injury), old ossified hematoma, etc... Yes these can be quite painful as they press on underlying normal structures. ...Read more
Two lumps, one on each leg near the left lower back calf. They appeared quickly and hurt If I press against them. Slightly red. No other symptoms.
Many possibilities: Best to see your doctor for evaluation and then treatment options ...Read more
I can feel lumps on each side of my lower back, just above the buttocks. It often hurts when I lie down or sit for long periods of time. What is this?
Evaluation: You need to be evaluated by your doctor to find the cause and to be treated. ...Read more
I have a hard lump on my lower back but it doesn't hurt. It's positioned by my hip. It feels like a golf ball.
Lower back lump that is as round as a plum, not a complete round ball. Moves. Hurts to move. Not squishy. Harder. What could it be?
See below: Sounds like it is potentially an enlarged lymph node. I would be seen and get that evaluated. You probably need an ultrasound. ...Read more
I have a lump on the left side of my spine. It is painful to lay down and sit. Sometimes it hurts to walk. I also have bad lower back problems.
See your doctor: And have the lump evaluated diagnosed and treated. Impossible to do this on the internet. ...Read more
I found a lump on my lower back more to the side between my rib it hurts me at times specially when I take deep breaths. Is nickel size. Should I worr?
See a doctor: You should have this mass examined by a physician. Although more than likely it is a benign mass, this can only be ascertained during a full physical examination. ...Read more
Lumps probably not: Related but feel painful as most likely little fat tumors that are common and known as lipomas that when pressed down on put pressure on underlying muscles that are sore. Pain with walking and heaviness in legs suggest a symptom pattern known as claudication that may be vascular or spinal in origin. This whould be evaluated by your doctor for a diagnosis and treatment recommendation. ...Read more
Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. The lumps in the back maybe what are called trigger points where the muscle is spasmed. ...Read more
Lumps in lower back. Lots of small ones, a few get bigger and smaller. Back pain, loss of appetite, nausea, hurts down to my legs, should I be worried?
Get checked: Most likely you have lumbar strain with muscle spasms and it should go away with conservative treatment. I'd still get it checked by your health provider. Good luck. ...Read more
Hello, so I have had surgery to remove a non cancerous cyst from lower back years ago and I have a even bigger lump on lower left back between hip and spine where my scar from last surgery is. I've had extreme pain to where it hurts to walk or stand or ev
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
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
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
Pinched Nerve/Muscle: Most times back pain that is sudden onset will resolve. You should use anti-inflammatory meds like ibuprofen, aleve around the clock and even tylenol (acetaminophen) to help. If this does not resolve you should see your doctor for a full evaluation. If it still does not resolve, I would recommend to see a spine specialist for a full evaluation and testing. You may need to get an MRI to see inside the spine. ...Read more
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