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Constipation Buttock Pain
Severe constipation can cause buttock ; back pain. But the reverse is also true.
Some back pain medications can cause constipation. Also, diseases (some quite serious) that affect the colon or pelvic area can cause both buttock/back pain and severe constipation.
If the pain does not go away long term after your bowels are going again, see your doctor! ...Read more
Nerve irritation: Buttock pain that radiates down a leg most likely is the result of a nerve irritation. It may be secondary to a herniated disc, foraminal stenosis or muscular compression as in the piriformis syndrome. Would recommend that you see your pcp for an evaluation to determine your exact diagnosis. ...Read more
Pyriformis v disc: This can occur due to a disc herniation in the lower back and not cause any back pain or be due to a hip muscle known aa the pyriformis irritating the sciatic nerve which it straddles in the buttock region mimicking a disc herniation pattern. It can be hip bursitis or arthritis, a sacroiliac joint problem or degenerative changes in the spine referring pain to this region. ...Read more
Yes, but: Pain in buttocks is caused by back problems. Swelling is not. Consider torn glut. ...Read more
Get up & move: Staying in any position too long can be uncomfortable. Get up and move around. If you have a sitting job, try to stand, stretch, walk around every hour. It will help you feel better and help you to get back to work after the short break. ...Read more
Doubtful: If the disk protrusion is on the left side and your pain is on the right side, then it is unlikely that that particular disk protrusion is the cause of your right sided pain. If you do not have any right sided disc protrusion, then your pain may arise from another cause such as your si joint, facet joint, a trigger point, etc. See your physician for further discussion. ...Read more
Lifestyle changes: Can help! Not smoking, weight control and regular exercise are the key ones. Modifying activity that aggravates the back, trying a back support and use of medication if not medically contraindicated can also make a difference. Physical therapy and injections through pain management may help. Most are treated non operatively. See your physician prior to starting workouts if out of shape. ...Read more
Nerve impingement: Shooting leg pain on one side is most often due to a nerve from the spine being impinged (aka pressed upon). This could be for several reasons including a herniated disk, spinal stenosis, or more serious causes. If you have other symptoms such as fever, weight loss, or night sweats it is advisable to see a physician. ...Read more
Pyriformis v disc: This sounds like sciatica (pain over this large leg nerve's distribution to the foot from the buttock) which can occur due to a disc herniation in the lower back compressing a spinal nerve and not cause any back pain or be due to a hip muscle known as the pyriformis irritating the sciatic nerve which it straddles in the buttock region mimicking a disc herniation pattern. ...Read more
Varies: Usually sudden pain from the buttocks to the leg is associated with "sciatica", often due to disc herniation. There are other causes such as nerve compression from spinal instability, sacroiliac dysfunction, pyriformis syndrome, and even osteoporotic fractures to the sacrum. If severe, and if having weakness, loss of sensation, and/or bowel/bladder issues, seek out emergency evaluation. ...Read more
Pain and numbness: The best treatment is prevention. Try not to sit for prolonged periods of time. If that is not possible, try periodically shifting positions so that you are not always putting pressure on the same place. Sometimes sitting on a pillow may help. ...Read more
Many things.: Typically, sources of pain in this area could include tendinitis of the gluteus muscles, joint pain from sacroiliac or facet joints, or even disc pain. The most common cause would be tendinitis. In your age group this may last weeks or longer. It goes on for longer than a few weeks, consider a checkup. ...Read more
Allow time to heal: Certainly this sounds like a soft tissue strain and injury event from your foam rolling. I would stop that activity, and concentrate instead on stretching combined with soft tissue massage, heat, alternating ice and activity modifications. Anti-inflammatory medications are reasonable unless there are medical contraindications. Water therapy, whirlpool or deep tissue massage may help. ...Read more
2 separate problems:
1. Sleep apnea, common signs of sleep apnea are sleepiness and tiredness during the day due to lack of sleep during the night.
2. Lower back pain is a very common problem, affecting about 10-12% percent of the adult population in the US leading to nerve problem and pain.
See your PCP for further investigation and treatment. ...Read more
You should: See a physician. You may have a radiculopathy, a pinched nerve originating in your back, most commonly from disc issues or arthritis, if your leg is getting weak and heavy, this can represent progression, so see a physician. You have one of the best back pain doctors in the states right near you in brookline, a dr rainville. See if you can see him and he can help a great deal! ...Read more
Why does my buttock pain which causes me great difficulty walking and stiffness in lower back get better after activity and worse with rest.
What can cause leg and buttock pain that gets better with walking? I cant sit for too long without either hurting or tingling. Usually one leg
Sciatica: Although there are some other possibilities like muscle spasm and pyriformis syndrome, the most likely cause is lumbar disc disease with nerve impingement. To be sure see a spine specialist or PMR doctor who can order neuroimaging and a test like an EMG. Then the next steps after making sure there is no vascular, immune or rheumatologic process would be to initiate PT & possibly meds or injection ...Read more
I am experiencing buttock pain on the surface because of a spot. And it's quite swollen. Severe pain on the spot but the spot is like a mosquito bite?
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. The lesion is not likely to be a mosquito bite, but could be a spider bite, or infection of a hair follicle. Try warm compresses for a day or so, if that does not help, it would be prudent to see a doctor. ...Read more
Groin, buttock pain six weeks post THR, hurts to sit, when does it end? I do deskwork but haven't gone back yet and constantly exhausted
My left hip surgery was 10 weeks ago on June 2nd. I am still using cane, limping, stiff, have groin pain and spasm, buttock pain. Is this still?
Hip surgery: Presumably you had a hip replacement. It will take several weeks of rehab and continued exercises such as walking to get normal function back. However, if you have other symptoms such as fever, you should immediately see your surgeon to rule out any infection. Aquatic therapy may be easier on your body and will provide the much needed exercises. Good luck ...Read more
Buttock pain so bad, left hip and knee pain severe with swelling I can't take much more! Feel like I'm coming to the end of being able to handle it?
More than 1 problem: Sorry about your pain. Sounds like there are at least 2 problems superimposing on each other. The buttock and hip pain could be from sciatica or a pinched nerve in your back. Severe knee swelling is not seen with these and likely due to an isolated problem that needs to be investigated and treated. You need an exam by a doctor, mri, +/- injections to get you out of pain. ...Read more