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My bum hole is burning after a poo what does that mean?

My bum hole is burning after a poo what does that mean?

Constipation: Common reasons would be an irritated hemorrhoid or an anal fissure. A fissure is a skin tear caused by passing a hard bm. A lot of rectal problems are related to constipation. Drink lots of fluids, eat foods containing fiber and take a stool softener to help prevent constipation. ...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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My bum started throbbing in one place now a few days after my whole bum feels like it's burning consecutively. What could be the issue?

My bum started throbbing in one place now a few days after my whole bum feels like it's burning consecutively. What could be the issue?

Buttock pain: It may be referred arthritis or a pinched nerve, or a deep abscess or cyst, or a muscle strain, etc. Be sure to get an examination so the diagnosis can be made, and then any necessary treatment would occur. Best wishes ...Read more

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Why is it burning in my bum when I go to toilut?

Why is it burning in my bum when I go to toilut?

Multiple Reasons: There are many causes of pain with defecation, some benign such as anal fissures (split or tear in anal opening) or protruding internal hemorrhoids and some more serious such as anal/rectal cancer. See your Proctologist for a full examination and if applicable, an anoscopy, where your doctor will visualize the anal canal and rectum. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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I feel a pain and burning in the back, just above the buttocks, which can be? It appears when I'm sitting much.

I feel a pain and burning in the back, just above the buttocks, which can be? It appears when I'm sitting much.

This sounds like: "nerve" pain...you could have early "shingles"...is there a rash?? the pain often comes before the rash. Or a nerve may be pinched in your lower spine (L5-S1)

Apply ICE/HEAT (which ever helps most or "alternating")
Contact your PCP for an examination as soon as practicable!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Red itching and burning bum on a penis?

Red itching and burning bum on a penis?

Bumps on penis: The bumps may be ingrown hairs, pimples, or warts, part of this may also be due to an std or fungus. So, it may be minor or a bit more involved. In any case your doc can determine what it is and treat it. Dark damp places can make all of this worse. The very best to you. ...Read more

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Help! I have burning, tingling on buttocks due to menopause?

Help! I have burning, tingling on buttocks due to menopause?

Menopause: You are 33 y/o. Why are you menopausal so early? Did you have your ovaries removed? Menopause can cause dry skin and itchiness. More information is needed in your case to determine what is happening. ...Read more

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I have pain in my buttock with slight swelling? It also has a burning sensation.

I have pain in my buttock with slight swelling? It also has a burning sensation.

A couple possible: Considerations include sacro-iliac dysfunction, sciatic nerve issues, and even hip problems. These are all potentially reversible. An experienced osteopathic physician could be very helpful.. ...Read more

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Boyfriend in several pain and can't move, can't afford hospital. No insurance, burning in left buttock. Bad fall 2 days ago?

Boyfriend in several pain and can't move, can't afford hospital. No insurance, burning in left buttock. Bad fall 2 days ago?

No coverage- Canada?: Really? I thought everyone was covered in Canada by National Health Care plan. Sounds like there may be an acute traumatic injury & don't see how a hospital can refuse treatment in such a case. I'm sure a payment plan can be worked out, no? ER's don't collect full fees on the spot in Canada do they? How about an Urgent Care Center? Much less expensive...Free Clinic anywhere? Academic Centers? ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in between my genitalia and my buttocks. What do I do?

I have a burning sensation in between my genitalia and my buttocks. What do I do?

Sx's: 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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Was in minor car accident last friday and now I have severe numbness and burning sensation on left buttock?

Was in minor car accident last friday and now I have severe numbness and burning sensation on left buttock?

Define minor: In setting of a traumatic event, a lumbar spine disc protrusion/herniation can cause these symptoms. This is sometime referred to as a "pinched nerve", "sciatica" or radiculitis. It depends on various considerations, including one's risk factors, predisposition or susceptibility to a medical condition, as well as the momentum involved, translational forces from a "minor car accident" is possible. ...Read more

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I had liposuction on my lower back and fat transferred to my buttocks 3mo ago why do I still have burning sensation in my lower back?

I had liposuction on my lower back and fat transferred to my buttocks 3mo ago why do I still have burning sensation in my lower back?

Nerve recovery: One of the most common, usually completely reversible consequences of liposuction is change in sensation. Areas of numbness are expected after liposuction due to minor trauma to sensory nerves but complete sensation is expected to return within days, weeks or at most, months. This symptom can be minimally bothersome or more so. Discuss your symptoms with your surgeon for advice. ...Read more

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Burning sensation in buttocks on both sides for 4 months. No redness, skin looks completely normal. It increases and decreases but doesn't go away?

Change underclothes: You may try a different type of underwear, different fabric and different style. When you launder the underwear, give extra rinse to ensure that there is no soap residue.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Why does my left bum cheek and top of the leg feel like it's burning every now and again?

Why does my left bum cheek and top of the leg feel like it's burning every now and again?

May be sciatic n: Are the symptoms position related? The sciatic nerve from L5 can be compressed at several points along its path. Your symptoms suggest its compression by the piriformis muscle. However, any associated weakness or sensory disturbance should be evaluated. Other causes may be meralgia paresthetica, bursitis, or even referred pain from LS spine or SI joint. If condition persists, please see PCP. ...Read more

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I have diarrhea since last night. I have went approx 12 times. It's burning my bum. What can I do to stop or help the soreness?

I have diarrhea since last night. I have went approx 12 times. It's burning my bum. What can I do to stop or help the soreness?

Soreness: Hopefully the diarrhea will slow down, depending on the cause. You can use a barrier cream on your bottom area to protect your skin, such as zinc oxide. All the best. ...Read more

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Iv got really bad pain In my lower back right side near my bum area. Its a constant ache burning pain cant get comfortable In any position.

Iv got really bad pain In my lower back right side near my bum area. Its a constant ache burning pain cant get comfortable In any position.

May be sacroiliac: Sorry you are suffering from this...There are several common causes of sciatica including sacroiliac joint irritation or 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 may need a surgical evaluation, otherwise your primary care provider or physiatrist +/- physical therapist can help with definitive treatment. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my lower left side of my back, that radiates into my left bum chest and sometime it even radiates into my left leg. It’s not a constant pain but it occurs on occasions and is a burning sensation with pain. What can it be?

I have a pain in my lower left side of my back, that radiates into my left bum chest and sometime it even radiates into my left leg. It’s not a constant pain but it occurs on occasions and is a burning sensation with pain. What can it be?

Lower back pain: Herniated discs do not always cause symptoms. When they do, the most common symptom is tingling, pain, or numbness that spreads down one leg. These symptoms affect different parts of the leg, depending on which disc in the lower back is herniated. ...Read more

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Hi I had hysterectomy 5wks ago and have now got a really bad pain/burning sensation in my left bum cheek, medication does nothing and have heaadache?

Hi I had hysterectomy 5wks ago and have now got a really bad pain/burning sensation in my left bum cheek, medication does nothing and have heaadache?

Visit ur OB/gyn: I recommend making an appointment with your ob/gyn to better determine the cause of your pain and address it in an appropriate manner. Wishing you the very best. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have multiple pinched nerves (ie. Thor and lumb simultaneously)? Burning muscle/ache/fatigue in shoulder/arm and low back/bum/thigh.

Is it possible to have multiple pinched nerves (ie. Thor and lumb simultaneously)? Burning muscle/ache/fatigue in shoulder/arm and low back/bum/thigh.

Possible: But the described symptoms of fatigue, burning, and aching muscles involving the "bum"//thigh and shoulder/arm (proximal muscles) are most likely due to something else. In a 29 year old female, this should initially be evaluated by an exam with your medical doctor along with blood tests +/- spinal x-rays. ...Read more

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I've had a reoccurring rash between my buttocks now for a few months, it comes and goes. But the burning pain is unbearable, what should I do?

I've had a reoccurring rash between my buttocks now for a few months, it comes and goes. But the burning pain is unbearable, what should I do?

Baby products: Soothing baby products (diaper rash) should be mild and safe. Avoid products that might further irritate. Avoid binding clothes - try loose and soft sweat pant-type items. Keep it clean w/ warm water - no rubbing. See a Dr for Dx and Rx. It might be an infection and they can tell and treat. Hope it heals soon! ...Read more

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Help, when I walk and my buttocks make friction, its start to bother, like burning, andwhen I looks there is a redarea and some bumps, what coulditbe?

Help, when I walk and my buttocks make friction, its start to bother, like burning, andwhen I looks there is a redarea and some bumps, what coulditbe?

Friction irritation: This does happen to some people. If it only happens after you have walked quite a bit, then it may be friction irritation. Are you carrying extra weight? Is it worse when you sweat? As long as it goes away in a day or two, that's most likely all it is. If it stays around, the irritation can lead to secondary fungal or bacterial infections. Try keeping area dry and clean. ...Read more

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Have burning/sharp pain in left buttocks/thigh area. Can't dress, roll in sleep, bend down w/o the pain. No pain when still. I'm 29 & don't lift much?

Have burning/sharp pain in left buttocks/thigh area. Can't dress, roll in sleep, bend down w/o the pain. No pain when still. I'm 29 & don't lift much?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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I have been having burning sensation above the anus and in the lower aspect of the buttocks on both sides for 4 months. No reddness the skin looks completely normal. What could it be?

I have been having burning sensation above the anus and in the lower aspect of the buttocks on both sides for 4 months. No reddness the skin looks completely normal. What could it be?

Focal anal pain: Could you be referring to fissures, fistula, abscess? Sexually transmitted disease (syphilis, gc, hiv, etc.) should be considered. Hemorrhoids & rectal prolapse can appear as a painful swelling. Anal trauma of any kind may cause mechanical injury. Skin eruptions need to be considered. But if fissure is confirmed, topical Nitroglycerin is traditionally used, although other agents can be compounded. ...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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My lft buttock is bright red & has a burning itching sensation which is spreading and going up towards my back? The skin is raised is this serious?

See a doctor: Without examining you it is not possible to say what this could be. However, shingles is certainly something to consider (reactivated chicken pox) and a bacterial infection is also in the list of things to consider. You should be seen soon to avoid any additional problems, . ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a cortisone shot in buttocks cause burning pain in groin?

Unlikely: The nerves associated with the groin are not located in the buttocks region. However if this does not resolve in a few days, you may want to seek medical evaluation to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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Feel pain & burning around buttock down leg and kinda by the perineal. Down leg feels like numb burning?

Burning: It very well could be sciatia. At least a disc that is herniated to a small degree. See a doc and let them look at you. Till then take anti inflammatory drugs. ...Read more