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Lower back pain with bruising

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I haven't fallen or hurt myself, my lower back hurts a lot.

Dull pain that gets worse (stabbing and sometimes I can't walk) with sitting, and full bladder. Recently bruises have started to appear in the spot it hurts, and now there is a lump.

The area is my lower back - left side of my spine.

Could my posture cause these types of problems? I don't have health insurance, so as you could imagine I want to try and figure this out for myself before I take a trip to the doctor.
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replied December 29th, 2009
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I'm sorry that you are in pain and don't have health insurance.

There really isn't any way to give you an idea of what is going on.

It sounds like you may have bruised yourself and don't remember doing it;

The pain with a full bladder could be pressure on your spine and a disc.

The swelling could be from bruising or a cyst.

Unfortunately, you really do need to see a doctor about this and see what a doctor thinks and advises.

If need be, especially with no insurance, you might want to consider a trip to the emergency room to be seen. They can't refuse to see you and give some kind of diagnosis and give you some kind of treatment.

Good luck and let us know what you find out.

Fran
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replied January 1st, 2010
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Hi CherryBerryShortStuff,

Please make an appointment with your doctor to treat this. It is serious.


Good Luck,

Faded Rose
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