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i have an uncomfortable pain just above my left buttock. it hurts the most when i walk. i went out lastnight drinking and have diarrhoea today pretty.

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
? piriformis strain: The piriformis is a muscle deep in the buttock that functions to assist in rotating the hip and turning the leg and foot outward. Sitting awkwardly and on a high bar stool might have been the precipitating factor. Heat, massage, avoidance of further strain and TIME will all help; it should resolve soon. The diarrhea is likely unrelated and simply related to too much alcohol. Take care:)

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