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Constipation Buttock Pain
It May: 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
Find reason for pain: The narcotic will not cure you and can make you worse. What is the cause of your pain? Theat the cause and gete rid of the apin and the need for the meds. Visit www.Getprol.Com or www.Aaomed.Org and find a prlotherapist that can help you get rid of your pain and get you off the narcotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Tender points: I agree with ali. Fibromyalgia is characterized by multiple tender points, widespread deep muscle pain, fatigue, and depression. There are tender points scattered over the neck, back, chest, elbows, hips, buttocks, and knees. See your doctor to clarify. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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