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Burning sensation in buttocks on both sides for 4 months . No redness , skin looks completely normal. It increases and decreases but doesn't go away?

Burning sensation in buttocks on both sides for 4 months . No redness , skin looks completely normal. It increases and decreases but doesn't go away?

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Burning Sensation (Definition)

A burning sensation can be descriptive of nerve pain, some variations of migraine, and even central brain problems after a stroke. Have heard this said associated with phantom limb syndrome, reflex sympatheric dystrophy, and trigeminal neuralgia. Other patients might say ...Read more


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Burning sensation from bottom of buttocks down the back of leg. Doesn't go past back of knee. Nerve? Just started when i sat down.

Burning sensation from bottom of buttocks down the back of leg. Doesn't go past back of knee. Nerve?  Just started when i sat down.

It sounds like: Sciatica or pinched nerve which maybe related to arthritis, slipped disc or narrowing of the spinal canal. Diabetes is a remote possibility. See your dr for an accurate diagnosis. Take care! ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in between my genitalia and my buttocks.What do I do?

I have a burning sensation in between my genitalia and my buttocks.What do I do?

Sx's: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I had liposuction on my lower back and fat transferred to my buttocks 3mo ago why do I still have burning sensation in my lower back?

I had liposuction on my lower back and fat transferred to my buttocks 3mo ago why do I still have burning sensation in my lower back?

Nerve recovery: One of the most common, usually completely reversible consequences of liposuction is change in sensation. Areas of numbness are expected after liposuction due to minor trauma to sensory nerves but complete sensation is expected to return within days, weeks or at most, months. This symptom can be minimally bothersome or more so. Discuss your symptoms with your surgeon for advice. ...Read more

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I have been having burning sensation above the anus and in the lower aspect of the buttocks on both sides for 4 months . No reddness the skin looks completely normal.what could it be?

I have been having burning sensation above the anus and in the lower aspect of the buttocks on both sides for 4 months . No reddness the skin looks completely normal.what could it be?

Focal anal pain: Could you be referring to fissures, fistula, abscess? Sexually transmitted disease (syphilis, gc, hiv, etc.) should be considered. Hemorrhoids & rectal prolapse can appear as a painful swelling. Anal trauma of any kind may cause mechanical injury. Skin eruptions need to be considered. But if fissure is confirmed, topical Nitroglycerin is traditionally used, although other agents can be compounded. ...Read more

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Burning Sensation that starts from my right testicle and in between buttocks and thigh. Pain travels to my leg and foot when i sit down. Worried?

Burning Sensation that starts from my right testicle and in between buttocks and thigh. Pain travels to my leg and foot when i sit down. Worried?

See neurologist or..: Your described characters of symptoms deserves a timely professional attention from neurologist or urologist ASAP. So, collect the onset, degree, quality, & quantity of the symptoms with their detailed sequence of events, & bring those to Doc for review, analysis, physicals, & possible test so to deduce possible Dx for proposing reasonable Rx. Clinically, one needs to think neuralgia/radiculopathy ...Read more

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I get pain from my buttocks and down my leg, but I also get the burning sensation in my hands, arms and shoulders. Is this also by the sciatica?

I get pain from my buttocks and down my leg, but I also get the burning sensation in my hands, arms and shoulders.  Is this also by the  sciatica?

No: Sciatica may only apply to the symptoms in your legs. For a full evaluation, see your primary care physician, who might end up referring you to a neurologist. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/sciatica.html ...Read more

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I suffer from severe headaches, neck pain along with knotted muscles in neck , rt shoulder and buttocks along with burning sensation in both feet...

I suffer from severe headaches, neck pain along with knotted muscles in neck , rt shoulder and buttocks along with burning sensation in both feet...

Related?: If all of these symptoms are inter-related you may have a neurological problem. Suggest you see a neurologist and if they feel that there is a need for imaging or other studies that may help to define what is going on. ...Read more

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I am having some burning sensation down the back of my right leg. It move from my calf to my buttocks should I worry it moves and is never the entire leg. I am not short of breath but I am asthmatic. My blood pressure is good 106/76 and my pulse is 67.

I am having some burning sensation down the back of my right leg.  It move from my calf to my buttocks should I worry it moves and is never the entire leg.  I am not short of breath but I am asthmatic. My blood pressure is good 106/76 and my pulse is 67.

You : You may have sciatica in your right leg. Sciatica is leg pain caused by the sciatic nerve being pinched in the back. It sounds like the pain in the leg is improving. If it is nor improving or getting worse then i would recommend seeing your primary care doctor for further workup. Please see my health guide on lumbar disk herniation and sciatica. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have pain in my buttock with slight swelling? It also has a burning sensation.

A couple possible: Considerations include sacro-iliac dysfunction, sciatic nerve issues, and even hip problems. These are all potentially reversible. An experienced osteopathic physician could be very helpful.. ...Read more

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Was in minor car accident last friday and now I have severe numbness and burning sensation on left buttock?

Was in minor car accident last friday and now I have severe numbness and burning sensation on left buttock?

Define minor : In setting of a traumatic event, a lumbar spine disc protrusion/herniation can cause these symptoms. This is sometime referred to as a "pinched nerve", "sciatica" or radiculitis. It depends on various considerations, including one's risk factors, predisposition or susceptibility to a medical condition, as well as the momentum involved, translational forces from a "minor car accident" is possible. ...Read more

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Pain in lower back down thru left buttock down leg. pain stays mainly in thigh area. buttock goes numb & from back to buttock has a burning sensation?

Potential nerve: This could be a problem of the nerves that subserve that area. Please see your physician who can obtain a thorough history and perform a physical exam to determine if you need additional test like imaging and/or electrodiagnostics. ...Read more

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I have had lower rig back pain for two weeks now I have a red rash that's raised on right upper side of my buttock w/ burning sensation under rib cage?

I have had lower rig back pain for two weeks now I have a red rash that's raised on right upper side of my buttock w/ burning sensation under rib cage?

Burning rash: What you are describing sounds like shingles. Have you been under a lot of stress? You need to go to the ER or go see your doctor for medication for this, the sooner the faster it goes away ...Read more

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Pain/numbness in right leg from buttock all the way down to big toe and numbness/burning sensation in groin? Can't stand on heels either or tip toes

Pain/numbness in right leg from buttock all the way down to big toe and numbness/burning sensation in groin? Can't stand on heels either or tip toes

Possibly a sciatica: A sciatica is caused by an irritation of a nerve in the back that then can cause pain that runs down the leg like you are describing. There are also potentially other causes as well. Usually a detailed history and exam can determine the cause. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Sciatica? pain in my left buttock, runs down leg, back of knee and into calf. no needles and pins. burning sensation on side foot & under rib on left.

Sciatica? pain in my left buttock, runs down leg, back of knee and into calf. no needles and pins. burning sensation on side foot & under rib on left.

Probably: Although there are other potential causes, your symptoms are classic for "sciatica" which refers to symptoms that run down the leg from an irritation of a nerve in the back. Don't hesitate to be seen for it as there are many good treatment options. ...Read more

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I've had a reoccurring rash between my buttocks now for a few months, it comes and goes. But the burning pain is unbearable, what should I do?

I've had a reoccurring rash between my buttocks now for a few months, it comes and goes. But the burning pain is unbearable, what should I do?

Baby products: Soothing baby products (diaper rash) should be mild and safe. Avoid products that might further irritate. Avoid binding clothes - try loose and soft sweat pant-type items. Keep it clean w/ warm water - no rubbing. See a Dr for Dx and Rx. It might be an infection and they can tell and treat. Hope it heals soon! ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a cortisone shot in buttocks cause burning pain in groin ?

Unlikely: The nerves associated with the groin are not located in the buttocks region. However if this does not resolve in a few days, you may want to seek medical evaluation to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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Burning pain in lower back pelvis and buttocks?

Burning pain in lower back pelvis and buttocks?

Need more info: Back pain is multifactorial. More historical information, examination & possible lab/radiographic studies are needed to really nail down the cause. Burning in the low back and pelvis would concern me regarding an inflammatory or neuropathic process. See your doctor; good luck. ...Read more

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Blood & urine test vaginal sonogram small syst on ovary,but neg results for severe burning/pain lower ab & upper buttocks/low back pressure burning?

Blood & urine test vaginal sonogram small syst on ovary,but neg results for severe burning/pain lower ab & upper buttocks/low back pressure burning?

Here are some ..: I'm glad to know all tests on blood and urine have been unremarkable, but a small ovarian cyst, which most likely is just an incidental finding - unlikely bearing clinical significance. But what you've felt in lower abdomen, back, etc. is most likely related with age-related disorders of regional muscles, joints, or even nerves. These can be sorted out by detailed Hx + physicals ... Best wish ... ...Read more

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I have pain in my buttocks, leg and knee, down to the foot. I Have diabetes and take Metformin. The pain is constant and its a burning pain. I can hardly walk. What should I do?

I have pain in my buttocks, leg and knee, down to the foot. I Have diabetes and take Metformin. The pain is constant and its a burning pain. I can hardly walk. What should I do?

Abnormal nerve: Neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function. Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, compression, alcohol consumption, radiation, side effects of certain medications, or due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated. ...Read more

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I'm 61 yrs old, female. Stepping off back steps i felt a pop in my right hip. Now I have burning pain in right buttock down shin. What could it be?

I'm 61 yrs old, female. Stepping off  back steps i felt a pop in my right hip.  Now I have burning pain in right buttock down shin. What could it be?

Ouch...: Sounds like sciatica pinched nerve in low back leading to lower limb. Commonly caused by " slipped", ruptured disc between vertebrae. See md, get diagnosed (could be other stuff or caused by other things), get rx, usually includes physical therapy helpful. ...Read more

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