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Lump to the right of tailbone. What may be causing numbness?

I have a lump to the right of my tailbone. It is not painful and feels hard like bone. I also have numbness in my left let from the knee going up the outside of my thigh more than half way to my hip. I never fell and broke my tailbone or anything and the lump in never painful but I am worried it is causing the numbness. What could the lump be
Asked On : Sat, 8 Sep 2012
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A lump near the spine could be due to a soft tissue swelling or a bony growth. The exact problem can be detected after an MRI of the area. The lump is compressing the nerve roots and causing the numbness in the thigh area which needs an early treatment.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Mon, 10 Sep 2012
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