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Had bone scan today, showed white spots lower back and hips, why is this? Had bc 2005, stress fracture showed on normal xray

Had bone scan today, showed white spots lower back and hips, why is this? Had bc 2005, stress fracture showed on normal xray

Degenerative changes: I assume the image you saw was white on black, which means that the white areas are where there is "uptake" of the radiopharmaceutical. If that is true, based on the locations you mention, most likely white dots are due to spurs (benign bony overgrowths, facet joint arthritis, etc.). ...Read more

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I'm 20 yrs old. I got struck in the back and then I got an MRI and there are 2 white spots the size of a grape on my lower back. What does that mean?

I'm 20 yrs old. I got struck in the back and then I got an MRI and there are 2 white spots the size of a grape on my lower back. What does that mean?

Depends: William, no one can really answer this because we don't know if the white spots are on your back or on your MRI!
ASK the doctor who ordered the MRI to interpret it for you, or to explain it if the spots are on your back itself. Lots of things on MRI's are white. Most are normal. Good luck! ...Read more

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White spots on mri, lumbar puncture negative no ms. Still have weak shaky episodes that come and go. Neuro suggested pots, can it cause these symptoms?

White spots on mri, lumbar puncture negative no ms. Still have weak shaky episodes that come and go. Neuro suggested pots, can it cause these symptoms?

Nonspecific: Your MRI lesions are possibly related to migraine, smoking, prior head injuries, and many other relatively benign events. If there is consideration for a vascular process causing your symptoms, get your internist involved, and perhaps even see a cardiologist. ...Read more

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What do white spots on the kidneys mean?

What do white spots on the kidneys mean?

On ultrasound: The white spots are calcifications in the material of the kidney (nephrocalcinosis) or stones (nephrolithiasis). Chronic kidney disease can also give a diffuse white appearance in the outer layer (cortex). ...Read more

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Hello, my son had B-cell Burkitts Lymphoma at the age of eight, has lifetime IVIG treatments every three weeks, now white spots on both kidneys, US?

Hello, my son had B-cell Burkitts Lymphoma at the age of eight, has lifetime IVIG treatments every three weeks, now white spots on both kidneys, US?

Mgt: I would suggest screening for infection, to include a blood count, IgG level and cultures as indicated.
Is he currently taking steroids, does he have a fever? Is there any cough or sputum production? ...Read more

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25f I have very frequent back pain. Noticed if you push on certain spots on lower back sends pain up my back?

25f I have very frequent back pain. Noticed if you push on certain spots on lower back sends pain up my back?

See below: Pushing on certain spots does not always tell us what the problem is. Best to see a doctor who deals with back pain on a regular basis and they can help you determine the best approach to your back pain. ...Read more

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I was due on last month the 14th few day later my lower back was harting coming out in spots and boob s got biger so took a test and saying not?

I was due on last month the 14th few day later my lower back was harting coming out in spots and boob s got biger so took a test and saying not?

Pregnancy tests: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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I had a bad fall and my lower back locked on me. Now I have purple, reddish spots on skin in the same place it's locked. What is that?

I had a bad fall and my lower back locked on me. Now I have purple, reddish spots on skin in the same place it's locked. What is that?

Bruise?: Is it like a bruise? Could be secondary to fall and a bruise, local hematoma. Or have you put heating pad on it or some muscle cream, gel that you reacted to locally? ...Read more

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Why might it be that lower back pain from an injury move around to different spots?

Why might it be that lower back pain from an injury move around to different spots?

Facet joints: Your spine is made of bony blocks called vertebrae, which are connected to each other by small joints called facet joints. When individual vertebrae are misaligned, this places strain on facets at different levels. You may benefit from gentle physical therapy or an honest chiropractor. If you have associated leg pain, see your pain management doctor asap. ...Read more

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My husband started getting big irregular dark spots on his lower back about a year ago and have since spread to his lower stomach?

My husband started getting big irregular dark spots on his lower back about a year ago and have since spread to his lower stomach?

Needs medical check: He should seek a medical evaluation from your pcp. If there is any concern as to what they are, a dermatologist can be even more helpful. ...Read more

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Mystomach has gotten spotty, given loporox but hasn't worked-it has spread now to my lower back, spots aren't itchy but can look like dry skin. Spotty?

Mystomach has gotten spotty, given loporox but hasn't worked-it has spread now to my lower back, spots aren't itchy but can look like dry skin. Spotty?

Tine Versicolor: Possibly could be tinea versicolor. Often times this disorder can be treated with over the counter selenium sulfide shampoos, but in some cases may require oral medication such as ketoconazole to treat completely. Some rashes may look similar to tinea versicolor and if persistent may need to be evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have nickel sized red spots on the back of my leg and lower back, they are dark centered with red around it. What is it?

Need more info: There are many potential answers for such spots. For example: Do they itch or burn? How long have they been present? Have you been recently bitten by insects? Any new drug or supplement introduced? If they bother you enough, you should consult your doctor to find out whether treatment is needed. ...Read more

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I have bad red spots and blotches on my legs and lower back. Would OTC meds work?

Depends on the cause: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Everytime my child gets a cold she gets red very itcy (almost mosquito bite type) spots on her lower back and legs. What could it be?

Everytime my child gets a cold she gets red very itcy (almost mosquito bite type) spots on her lower back and legs. What could it be?

Perhaps these are: Not colds but actually allergic reactions. Then, these may be hives (the itchy rash) and the congestion/cough may be part of that allergy. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help for both, but please speak with her pediatrician to better diagnose and treat this problem. If you are a Prime member, you also could consult one us through there. ...Read more