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What is this growth at the lower back ?

my mother is 82 years old suffering from stroke in bed for the last six months. What worries me she has the sever pains in the whole body. I noticed that she has a growth at her lower back and took her back to hospital for further tests. The doctors has done xrays . They say the xray does not give them the proper thing. They are not sure whether the growth is cancer or infection. they ve booked for the scan. We visit her often and we just noticed that when she talk to us she is confused we cant communicate with her Please doctor can u explain what causes that. Thanx
Asked On : Sat, 9 Jul 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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When a person is lying in bed in one position for a long time she will bound to get pressure ulcers on her bony regions of skin pressure. Make sure to turn her to different positions every half to one hour to prevent deep unhealing ulcers from forming. Also see that she is not wearing wet clothes or lying on wet bed sheets. You can get her a water bed which is quite good to prevent pressure sores. The severe body pains could be there if a certain part of brain called Thalamus is damaged. If she is diabetic her blood sugar must be controlled well. Since she is in her 80s she is probably having dementia which is why she is confused, but could also point to severe infection which can make a person confused suddenly like sepsis or meningitis. Better to get her admitted and do a full work up without taking chances. She needs a Nurse to help her in the house for her comfort.
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Pediatrician Dr. Aseem's  Response
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read your prob, growth on back with body ach is suggestive of cancirous growth. so you should get MRI contrast. n blood test for tumor marker. then you reach to diagnosis ndiscuss it with your doc n start proper treatment.
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