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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

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


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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