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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'm pregnant in 27 weeks.I have so big deep pimple in buttocks,redness swelling on skin around.I pop it A lot of mucus gone should I worry what to do?

I'm pregnant in 27 weeks.I have so big deep  pimple in buttocks,redness swelling on skin around.I pop it A lot of mucus gone should I worry what to do?

Probably no worries: Now that the area is drained it will probably heal on its own. If the redness spreads or does not improve over several days or if you develop a fever - see your doctor ...Read more

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I have open sores on my buttock area. It started as what looked like one large pimple, but grew to about 20 in this area. Please help. What is it?

I have open sores on my buttock area. It started as what looked like one large pimple, but grew to about 20 in this area. Please help. What is it?

Folliculitis: It is likely a local spread of a staph or strep species that is causing you to have an outbreak. Can try chlorhexadine soap / scrub (may have to ask pharmacist where to find it), and if not successful, see your dr / urgent care for antibiotic rx and more specific instruction on how to get rid of. ...Read more

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Large knot under skin near buttock. It hurts to sit down, and i applied heating to it, thinking it was a bad pimple. What could this be?

Large knot under skin near buttock. It hurts to sit down, and i applied heating to it, thinking it was a bad pimple.  What could this be?

Abcess: Pus filled bumps on the skin are the symptom of a skin infection. An abcess can form under the skin without a 'head'. When they red, warm to touch and painful it is called cellulitis. Treatment of this includes oral antibiotics and occasionally drainage. See your doctor ASAP because resistant infections are becoming more common and require special treatment. ...Read more

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I have a big painful whitehead bump on my buttocks. It just suddenly appeared. What is it?

Infected skin cyst.: This could be an infected sebaceous cyst. You can apply warm compresses several times/day or sit in warm tub. However if it does not improve or you have fever with it, you should see you doctor to have it checked. ...Read more

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I get a lot of large-sized pimples with white heads on my buttock region.They're painful and last for days.How can I treat and avoid it later?

I get a lot of large-sized pimples with white heads on my buttock region.They're painful and last for days.How can I treat and avoid it later?

Butt Acne: The common cause for acne on the butt is similar to one of the culprits that trigger the development of acne on the face: sweat. Sweat traps dirt and oil in the skin thus, clogging the skin pores. When skin pores become clogged, the bacteria that cause acne multiply and form pimples. Treatment is with oral antibiotics like solodyn (minocycline) or Doryx and a topical like epiduo. ...Read more

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What causes pimple like marks on the buttocks?

What causes pimple like marks on the buttocks?

Acne: If you are unsure what it is see your doctor, otherwise if it is acne see a doctor for prescription creams to apply. Start using salicylic acid to was the acneic area on your buttocks when in the shower. Avoid baths and hot tubs, lakes and oceans (oxymetazoline) until clear. ...Read more

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Why do pimple like sores form on the buttocks and perineal area?

Why do pimple like sores form on the buttocks and perineal area?

Hidradenitis: I would speak to your doctor about your general health. Are you diabetic? Are you overweight? People with hidradenitis supurativa get "pimples" in their groin and buttock and it is not related to weight or diabetes. I find topical antibiotics and/or fruit acid treatments help. I would see your family doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have this weird brown rash and pimple like bump on my buttocks..?

What to do if I have this weird brown rash and pimple like bump on my buttocks..?

Rash: 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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How can I get rid of black pimple type thing on my buttocks .. I hope it will not increase ..

Surgery: On the buttocks it could be a cyst or sinus tract. You should seek evaluation and treatment from a surgeon or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Have a hard purple pimple on my buttocks for a few days. How do I take care of this? Doesn't hurt, no puss just hard bump.

Do nothing: If it is due to minor trauma it will reabsorb itself. However, other conditions may mimic a small bleed for the untrained person. If other ones appear or does not go away have it check by a qualified physician. ...Read more

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What can I do if my gf has a boil or pimple on the buttocks, is it gential herpes?

What can I do if my gf has a boil or pimple on the buttocks, is it gential herpes?

Probably not: Herpes is a blister with clear fluid in it that crusts over, does not contain pus. ...Read more

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I've small red pimples on my buttocks, are these folliculitis?? How to treat please??

I've small red pimples on my buttocks, are these folliculitis?? How to treat please??

Folliculitis: Is an inflammation of the hair follicles, not infectious not contagious. Use an exfoliative and then lubricate. If they don't resolve see you dermatologist ...Read more

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Suddenly developed itchy white bumps covering my buttocks and out towards my thighs. Have lasted 5 days now. Don't pop like a pimple would.

Itchy bumps: Bay City, MI is a nice place - enjoy! With the itchy white bumps you could contact your primary doctor or, in my opinion better still, please go to the Pharmacist and they will almost certainly recommend something to control your buttocks etc. I don't think you will need a prescription. Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more