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deep buttock pain

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Many possibilities: It could be coming from problems in the low back (disk degeneration, facet joint arthritis). It could be muscle pain in the buttock itself. Less commo ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Evans
42 years experience in Neurology
It varies: The pain could be from different sources including a pinched nerve or compressed nerve root, muscle spasm, or from the hip. Your doctor can take your ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Teicheira
35 years experience in Pain Management
Many things.: Typically, sources of pain in this area could include tendinitis of the gluteus muscles, joint pain from sacroiliac or facet joints, or even disc pain ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Evans
42 years experience in Neurology
Physical exam: The doctor will start with a physical exam which may be enough in many cases to determine that the pain may be myofascial or muscle spasm. If there i ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Lump: That lump may be an infection/abscess. Have it checked out by your doctor. You may need minor surgery.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Hip and knee: Unusual presentation. You need careful work up for this. Get good exam with imaging. Sources include nerve, vascular, disc, mass, etc.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
46 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
? nerve root : Could be a compressed or irritated nerve root from a disc or arthritic spur in the low back region / from the sound of it potentially at l3-4 or l2- ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Chastanet
33 years experience in Bariatrics
Call your surgeon: pain of that severity radiating into your leg after back surgery to take pressure off the nerve root is concerning and might indicate swelling or othe ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Hip joint pain: What you describing most likely pain come from the hip joint or hip related. Check it out.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience in General Practice
Pyriformis Syndrome: ? sciatica absent back pain. This symptom pattern is compatible with pyriformis syndrome, but not exclusively. An Osteopath might be consulted for a ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Potential nerve: This could be a problem of the nerves that subserve that area. Please see your physician who can obtain a thorough history and perform a physical exa ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Possibly: It would unusual to tear at age 16 without a precipitating trauma. Gluteal pain may be lower back rather than hip. See an orthopedist and have the iss ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Benjamin
43 years experience in Podiatry
>yes: yes it's the most logical reason. You should consult with your family physician and have an x-ray or MRI to confirm any pathology in the lower back us ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Tichenor
31 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Maybe: Doctors often examine for increased pain with certain movements to help determine if a deep vein thrombosis is present; however these tests are not ve ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
See below: I need more information but neuralgia would be high on my diagnosis list. Did you have a c-section or other pelvic surgery?
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Piriformis Syndrome: You appear to be describing symptoms that can correlate with prirformis syndrome, whereby the sciatic nerve can become trapped and compressed between ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morton Levitt
48 years experience in Pathology
Pain Pelvis to Knee: This chiropractic discussion outlines some of the issues that may be involved in your case: http://www.Vcstar.Com/news/2010/apr/03/knee-pain-can-origi ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly a sciatica: A sciatica is caused by an irritation of a nerve in the back that then can cause pain that runs down the leg like you are describing. There are also ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Pushkarewicz
37 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Sciatica: This sounds most like sciatica or sciatic nerve symptoms. The site of irritation could be the lower back, ls spine, or much less commonly a piriform ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Aron Rovner
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
MRI: See a spine specialist. You many benefit from an mri, as your symptoms may mean you have a herniated disc in your spine.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marion Mcfarland
46 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Injury: Could be from overuse of your lower body, also could be a spinal disc problem or an inflammatory condition such as on of the arthritis types such as a ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher DePorter
29 years experience in Podiatry
Consider Sciatica: The sciatic nerve runs down the buttocks, to the leg and terminates its branches in the feet. Consult your primary care doctor for Sciatic nerve impi ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience in Pediatric Pulmonology
M.D. visit: The pain that you are experiencing upon inspiration may indicate inflammation or infection of the pleura, which is the lining around the lung. In you ... Read More
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