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Swollen bulging area on the back along the spine. Has a herniated disc from an injury. Are these related?

Hi, My son has a swollen or bulging area in the middle of his back that lays along the spine 3-4 inches long and 1.5 inches wide. It is not red or sensitive to the touch. He also has a herniated disk that is lower in his back from an injury. What is the swollen (raised area) in the middle of his back? He says its uncomfortable there and we noticed it when he laid on his stomach .
Asked On : Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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Thanks for writing to health care magic.

Since how long did you notice this swelling.
Is it there since birth or of recent origin.

Is there any discharge or a ooze seen coming out of the swelling.
Are there any other complaints associated.

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Hope this helps.
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Dr Y V Siva Sankara Murty
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Answered: Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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