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A 49-year-old female asked:

No i don't have pain going down my left leg it is just my left buttock when i streach or bend over it hurts really bad for 3 months.

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Dr. Charles Crabbe
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Pulled hamstring?: Several causes of pain in the buttock area. Pain can be caused by a hamstring pull, by sciatica(limited) or by something called piriformis syndrome. Treatments for these things can include exercise, heat, stretching, injections, rarely surgery. Like any persistent pain, a physician should be involved at some point to do a more detailed exam and arrange tests or treatments.
Last updated Oct 7, 2017


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