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Does pain in a buttock and down the back of the leg stem from the back?

Does pain in a buttock and down the back of the leg stem from the back?

Sciatica: Nerve that provides sensation down your leg is inflammed, causing pain in the buttock shooting down your leg, typically as far as the back of your knee. ...Read more

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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


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I have a tight pulling pain in the lower back and a cramp pain in my buttock running down the back of the leg?

I have a tight pulling pain in the lower back and a cramp pain in my buttock running down the back of the leg?

WeaslesRipMyFlesh!!!: Is there a German Shepard clamped onto your butt?Or it just feels like that?Or maybe it's like someone stuck you in the lower butt with a hot poker with molten lead running down the back of your leg?Or maybe like a weasel crawled into your but and is gnawing its way out by way of your leg?Or...well,you get the picture-- i mean I get the picture. Sounds like sciatica and you should see your doctor ...Read more

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I have HSV 2 and am having stabbing pain in my labia, left buttock, down the back of my leg and into my ankle. Never had pain like this before. Cause?

I have HSV 2 and am having stabbing pain in my labia, left buttock, down the back of my leg and into my ankle. Never had pain like this before. Cause?

Herpes simplex: It would be very unusual to have nerve involvement of the type you are describing due to hsv 2. This sounds as if you have some other issue involving the sacral spine at s1-s2 which would cover the dermatomes you are describing. It is conceivable that this is the focus of infection with herpes, but rather uncommon. Suggest seeing a neurologist. ...Read more

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Pain all on the rt side. Dull ache to rt pelvic & groin area with dull ache to rt, lower back, buttock down back of thigh, with burning to lower leg.?

Pain all on the rt side.  Dull ache to rt pelvic & groin area with dull ache to rt, lower back, buttock down back of thigh, with burning to lower leg.?

Pelvic joint: Groin pain radiating to the buttock is characteristic for pelvic girdle joint disorder. The buttock aspect of the pain is called sciatica. Pain generated by a sacroiliac joint can refer to the groin region as well as cause sciatica. Vertebral spine disorders characteristically do not radiate to the groin. If this persists an osteopath can diagnose and advise. ...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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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 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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The back of my hip hurts on the side as well into my s.I., down my buttocks into my inner leg and down to my knee it hurts to turn and lay on hip/back?

The back of my hip hurts on the side as well into my s.I., down my buttocks into my inner leg and down to my knee it hurts to turn and lay on hip/back?

PROBABLE SCIATICA: Your symptoms are probably due to a 'compressed' lumbar nerve in your back (likely l3-4). A lumbar MRI scan may confirm the diagnosis. You should get seen for proper treatment which may include an initial short course of oral steroids (e.g. Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack). Warning signs for a serious condition, spinal stenosis (pinched spinal cord), are : leg weakness and/or bladder/bowel changes. Hope ur better! ...Read more

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I've had pain radiating my lower buttocks down through my lower leg as well as veinsin the back of my knee. Family is conccerned its a blood clot?

I've had pain radiating my lower buttocks down through my lower leg as well as veinsin the back of my knee. Family is conccerned its a blood clot?

Sciatica or Clot: Blood clots cause pain and swelling in the foot, lower leg, and seldom move up the leg to the buttocks. Irritation of the sciatic nerves usually started in the lower back to buttocks area with pain going down the back of the leg. Pressure in the back of the knee on the nerve could cause pain up to the buttocks and down to the foot. Check with your physician immediately for testing and treatment. ...Read more

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Recently i've been getting sciatic nerve pain, both sides from hip, buttocks, down back of leg to my foot when i try a bowel motion. Why?

Recently i've been getting sciatic nerve pain, both sides from hip, buttocks, down back of leg to my foot when i try a bowel motion. Why?

See Pain management.: From all the medications and procedures it appears that you have had many studies and already take medications for pain. If symptoms are not controlled discuss with your treating doctor. ...Read more

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Pelvic pain, sting in pubic area, nerve pain from right bum down back of leg and calf and inner thigh. See gynae or gp? Uti, hsv, or yeast infection?

Complex: This complicated group of symptoms will require a more complete history and detailed physical exam and very probably some imaging studies and perhaps labs to figure out a diagnosis. Would start with your pcp who can refer you for more specialized care if necessary. ...Read more

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Back pain on the lower right side. Pain radiating down right buttock and leg. What could it be?

Back pain on the lower right side. Pain radiating down right buttock and leg. What could it be?

You have sciatica.: Sorry you are suffering from this...There are several common causes of sciatica ranging from sacroiliac to irritation of the spinal nerves from a herniated disk. If your pain does not get better, if numbness affects the crotch, or if you have bowel or bladder difficulty then you need a surgical evaluation, otherwise your primary care provider can take care of getting your sciatica to cool down. ...Read more

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Pain in lower back, through buttock inside right thigh, down leg. Sometimes goes away, but comes back again. Came on after increase in exercise. Pull?

Pain in lower back, through buttock inside right thigh, down leg. Sometimes goes away, but comes back again. Came on after increase in exercise. Pull?

Sciatica: This sounds like a nerve root irritation from a protruding or herniated lumbar disc. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have cramp pain in my left buttock also felt in my back and slightly down my leg. Which eases off with walking and exercise. What is it ?

Possibly sciatica: Sounds like irritation of the sciatic nerve (l4/l5) which begins in the buttock. A tightness in the muscle in that area may be compressing the nerve and causing the cramp but with movement, the muscle relaxes and eases off pain. Next visit with your pcp you should discuss this with them to avoid recurrence. ...Read more