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A 56-year-old female asked:

can't sleep from severe shooting pain buttock . can't lay on side of left hip or sit on toilet even. worse with inactivity. can't walk .

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Dr. Roy Arnold
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Sciatica: Pain in the buttock going down the leg is called sciatica and is usually caused by a problem in the lower spine. You should see your Primary care this week. He/She may refer you for further treatment. Thanks for trusting Health Tap!
Dr. John Harris
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
See your doctor : You need to see your doctor. Preferably a neurosurgeon who would specialize in the treatment of sciatica which it sounds like you are having a flare up.
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Back pain: The most common causes of pain in this area is inflammation of the sacroiliac joint. Also, an inflamed facet joint in the lumbar spine or the sacrospinous ligament can cause this pain. Kidney stones can be a source of pain too. Begin with anti-inflammatory medications and apply ice to the affected area. If the pain persists then see a medical doctor.

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