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A 29-year-old female asked:

the run upto my period my left buttock hurts almost like a muscle strain.. why is this? it's only near a period? 29yrs old. :)

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Dr. Steven Simon
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
Ano rectal muscles: while menstruation is associated with cramps and bloating, some people also have specific muscles in the pelvic floor that can cause this pain when irritated. This can be checked by proctologists, or your gynecologist. Treatments may be pelvic floor rebalancing therapy by physical therapy, manual stretching, injections, or suppositories to relax muscles

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Last updated May 20, 2015

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