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Dr. Robert Kwok
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My niece is almost 2 months old and has a large hard bump above her buttocks but below her spine. What could this be?

My niece is almost 2 months old and has a large hard bump above her buttocks but below her spine. What could this be?

Maybe a birth defect: It may be a birth defect that needs evaluation, so the parents most likely have already taken the baby to the specialists. If not, a pediatrician is the doctor to start with, who can then refer to specialists as needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Buttock (Definition)

The buttocks are the paired curved masses that make up our "posterior." each buttock consists of a layer of fat superimposed on the gluteus maximus ...Read more


Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
38 years in practice
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My boyfriend gets these hard, cyst looking bumps on his buttocks & thighs. Some are painful. Hes 22 6'3 260lbs healthy. What could these be?

My boyfriend gets these hard, cyst looking bumps on his buttocks & thighs. Some are painful. Hes 22 6'3 260lbs healthy. What could these be?

Skin bumps: Likely he has hair follicles that accumulate skin oil. These can swell and become inflamed. Other possibilities include adipose breakdown with scars or fibromas. Perhaps a PCP could take a look ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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5-10 large, hard, very itchy bumps on buttocks to outer skin near vagina. no drainage. not sexually active. had them 2 months ago, went away, now back?

5-10 large, hard, very itchy bumps on buttocks to outer skin near vagina. no drainage. not sexually active. had them 2 months ago, went away, now back?

Itchy bumps: Itchy bumps on buttock may be due to the hives brought on by a variety of reasons, such as scented toilet paper, soaps, clothes, etc ...Read more

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Dr. Cesar Sturla
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
29 years in practice
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Have a hard purple pimple on my buttocks for a few days. How do I take care of this? Doesn't hurt, no puss just hard bump.

Have a hard purple pimple on my buttocks for a few days. How do I take care of this? Doesn't hurt, no puss just hard bump.

Do nothing: If it is due to minor trauma it will reabsorb itself. However, other conditions may mimic a small bleed for the untrained person. If other ones appear or does not go away have it check by a qualified physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
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Do I have herpes, I have a weird rash down there, around buttocks, itchy anus, red testicles, the bumps are hard to touch, no sore, blisters or ulcers?

Do I have herpes,  I have a weird rash down there, around buttocks, itchy anus, red testicles, the bumps are hard to touch, no sore, blisters or ulcers?

Yeast infection: Herpes does not spread. It us a cluster of very painful blisters. You have a yeast infection. You have already been told this. If you do not believe the doctors here please go have the rash examined by your physician in person. ...Read more

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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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I often get a red bump on my left buttock. Always near the same spot. It's hard and very itchy. Could it be something in my blood?

I often get a red bump on my left buttock. Always near the same spot. It's hard and very itchy. Could it be something in my blood?

Recurrent skin bump: Any thing in your blood would be more generalized and occur over a larger surface. This recurrent bump may be an inclusion cyst or ingrown hair or blocked pore. If it is tender, or fluctuant it may need to be drained or surgically removed. I recommend seeing a dermatologist when the bump is present. ...Read more

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Board Certified, Dermatology
40 years in practice
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Why do I get reddess bumps on my buttocks ?

Why do I get reddess bumps on my buttocks ?

Folliculitis?: Could be mild bacterial infection with staph. There are other possibilities amd the description is not enough. An antibacterial soap, over the counter acne creams containing benzoyl peroxide will help if it si bacterial. If it is persistent see a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Small painless bumps between buttocks. What are they?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. You probably need a biopsy. ...Read more

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