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Fatty feeling lump at bottom of back above right buttocks... Feels reasonably movable? What could this be? No pain?

Fatty feeling lump at bottom of back above right buttocks... Feels reasonably movable? What could this be? No pain?

?: This may in fact be a fatty process called a lipoma. You should see your doctor to verify. A lot depends on how long his has been present. You may need to have the area in question removed and evaluated under a microscope. Good luck ...Read more

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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 24 female. Lump on right side above buttocks. Painless. Slightly squidgy. Really worried its cancer?

I'm 24 female. Lump on right side above buttocks. Painless. Slightly squidgy. Really worried its cancer?

Probable lipoma: What you are describing sounds like a very common and usually totally innocent lumbosacral lipoma. You should have it checked by your primary care provider who can refer you to a surgeon if there is any concern. These can usually be removed easily as an outpatient under local anesthesia. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my lower back above the buttocks, is cancer? Its painless, im really worried

Probably not: It depends on your age and exact other symptoms. Pilonidal cysts are quite common in this location, but they usually have hair or drainage associated with them. Is it a mass? Is it soft and pliable? Could be a lipoma. If it is hard, irregular borders, and immobile, that is more concerning. Probably should get it looked at. ...Read more

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Lump in buttocks under skin near top of butt crack. No pain, moves, can't see only feel. Should I worry?

Lump in buttocks under skin near top of butt crack. No pain, moves, can't see only feel. Should I worry?

Probably lipoma: Usually this is a lipoma (benign fatty deposit). Ask your internist to look at it. Do not just ignore, but probably nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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I have a circular lump (1.5-2cm diameter) in my buttock for around 6 months. It is completely painless. Skin colour. It is smooth. It Just got slightly big. I can push it.

I have a circular lump (1.5-2cm diameter) in my buttock for around 6 months. It is completely painless. Skin colour. It is smooth. It Just got slightly big. I can push it.

Show to your doctor: Lumps under the skin that are painless, slowly enlarge over time, and can be moved around (mobile) are likely to be a lipoma (fatty tumor) or cyst (sebaceous cyst for instance). Lumps at the surface of the skin can include moles and skin cancers. Any masses should be brought to the attention of your doctor. He/she can determine if it should be watched or treated by excision/biopsy. ...Read more

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I have a circular lump (1.5-2cm diameter) in my buttock for around 6 months. It is under the skin. It is hard. It is painless. It doesn't pain even if I push it. Skin colour. There is a layer of skin above the lump. Is it serious. Should I worry.?

I have a circular lump (1.5-2cm diameter) in my buttock for around 6 months. It is under the skin. It is hard. It is painless. It doesn't pain even if I push it. Skin colour. There is a layer of skin above the lump. Is it serious. Should I worry.?

Lipoma: You have a painless lump under your skin. It may be a fatty tumor. Called. Lipoma. Have the mass/bump looked at when you see your doctor during the regular yearly visit.
Note if it changes in size, color or draonage ...Read more

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Can lump on the cheek of the buttocks be serious?

Can lump on the cheek of the buttocks be serious?

Gluteal lump: My best gress is that this is herpes simplex. It usually last a few weeks then clears but may leave a pigmented scar. It does recur however and can be contageous. There is a simple blood test to rule out herpes, which needs to be done and there is treatment to supress the lump and symptoms that may be present. In the meantime, topical ice may he helpful. Also, your consort may need to be checked. ...Read more

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Are lumps above buttocks near hip likely to be cancerous?

Are lumps above buttocks near hip likely to be cancerous?

Cannot tell: My guess based on your age and your description of the problem is no but by all means go see a physician if you have any physical finding or concern. We cannot really tell by just the info you provide. Best to you. ...Read more