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I fell very hard on my right backside last night. It is impossible to sit, and very painful to walk in my lower left buttock. Not the tailbone. ?

I fell very hard on my right backside last night.  It is impossible to sit, and very painful to walk in my lower left buttock.  Not the tailbone.  ?

Buttock fall: May be musculoskeletal, try ice 10 minutes on 50 minutes off, Motrin( if not allergic) ,Epsom salt bath ( 1/4 cup in bath x 15-20 minutes). If persists (more then 48 hours) consider x-ray to make sure you did not fracture a vertebra,hip or coccyx (tailbone). If you have leg weakness, uneven leg length, bowel or bladder issues blood in urine, that is a medical emergency and go to ER . ...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 lower back pain by buttock area and left side.This pain is usually comes and go.What can it be?

I have lower back pain by buttock area and left side.This pain is usually comes and go.What can it be?

as usual...depends: Low back pain can be caused by slipped discs, stenosis, arthritis, or muscle spasms, just to name a few. You should be evaluated by a physician to determine the cause of your pain and possible treatment options. ...Read more

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Severe lower back pain. Goes from left side of back, down to left buttock. Hurts to sit, when lying down can't get back up. ?

Severe lower back pain. Goes from left side of back, down to left buttock. Hurts to sit, when lying down can't get back up. ?

Disk problem: Low back pain radiating to the buttock suggests an intervertebral disc bulging or ruptured causing pressure on a nerve root. Most of these improve in a matter of weeks but an MRI of the low back would give more information. ...Read more

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I have a small rash on my lower hip/ upper left buttock. It doesn't itch, but it is red and painful. is it just a rash or something more?

I have a small rash on my lower hip/ upper left buttock. It doesn't itch, but it is red and painful. is it just a rash or something more?

See a dermatologist: Shingles (herpes zoster) is possible. Your description is too vague for diagnosis. You should be seen immediately because the treatment of shingles is much less effective after the first 2 or 3 days. ...Read more

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Pain left side of lower back, above buttock. Radiates intermittently into groin and when it does, v painful. Eases with nurofen, worse on rest. Cause?

Pain left side of lower back, above buttock. Radiates intermittently into groin and when it does, v painful. Eases with nurofen, worse on rest. Cause?

Radiculopathy: refers to pain or other symptoms that occur in a location supplied by a nerve, when the problem occurs at or near the root of the nerve, shortly after its exit from the spinal cord. Radicular pain in the groin results compression or irritation of a spinal nerve root in the upper lumbar spine (low pain). This can result from inflammation surrounding the nerve root. Nuprofen reduces inflammation ...Read more

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I have pain in my lower back left side. Also felt at top of left buttock and left lower abdomen. Worse when weight bearing.

Lumbar strain: This sort of pain can be caused by a number of things but a muscular cause is common and we call this lumbar strain. Talk to your pcp. ...Read more

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Have pain in my lower back and sometimes left buttock. Hard to turn over at ngt and sometimes left hip and thigh go numb if i lay in that side 2 long?

See a DO soon: Your best bet it does is to see an osteopathic physician, who can do a complete osteopathic physical examination on you to determine if you have any postural asymmetry, scoliosis, trauma history that could be impacting your symptoms now. Your history will help determine whether your pain only happens while you're sleeping and resting on your side, or if it's continuous when you're walking or driving long distance. ...Read more

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Is it a fibromyalgia or not?It started with pain in left buttock, then pain in lower back 2months ago but now only cramps in neck&shoulder with hot sen

Is it a fibromyalgia or not?It started with pain in left buttock, then pain in lower back 2months ago but now only cramps in neck&shoulder with hot sen

Follow criteria: There are criteria for diagnosing fibromyalgia: you must have at least 11 of 18 defined tender points (a rheumatologist or physiatrist can examine these), as well as pain on both the left & right sides of the body, and both above & below the waist for a least 3 months. Specific symptoms (other than pain) also need to be present. Other conditions need to be ruled out before diagnosing fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Terrible lower back pain on left side and pain to the left of top of buttock crack?

Terrible lower back pain on left side and pain to the left of top of buttock crack?

Sacroiliac pain: The location is suggestive of pain from the sacroiliac joint. It could also be a pinched nerve in the lumbar spine. Get evaluated by your doctor, and try ice and an antiinflammatory medication like ibuprofen. ...Read more