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Doctor insights on: Purple Discoloration On The Buttocks And Legs

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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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My whole left side is hurting like my leg and my buttocks left side and my side what does this mean?

My whole left side is hurting like my leg and my buttocks left side and my side what does this mean?

Sciatica?: It's possible you are experiencing sciatica which is the irritation of the large sciatic nerve that starts around where your hip is and runs down in your buttocks and down your leg. When it is inflamed or irritated it can cause quite a bit of pain. You can try some naproxen or ibuprofen and heat but if this does not work you may need to see your doctor for stronger treatments. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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I have developed a pain in my right buttocks that now is continuing down my leg. What should I do?

I have developed a pain in my right buttocks that now is continuing down my leg.  What should I do?

See your provider...: Be seen for physical exam. Depending on circumstances, this could represent claudication (poor blood flow), degeneration of lower back with compression of sciatic nerve ("sciatica"), or simple muscle strain. Careful history-gathering and exam maneuvers, as well as possible imaging studies, can help tease this out. ...Read more

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Pain in buttocks / leg while laying down only. What could be wrong?

Go see your doc: You may need an MRI of the back. Go see your doc. After his exam, you may need steroids (medrol dose pak) and a referral to the physical therapist and a xray or mri, depending on the exam. ...Read more

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Pain on middle of buttocks which goes down leg the dissipates after i walk a little?

Ligament injury or: You could have weak ligaments in the lumbar spine or injury to the sacroiliac joint. Prolotherapy can help you. Visit www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org for information and to find a doctor. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain from my buttocks all the way down my left leg sometimes it hurts to sit stand or bend...What could it be?

Sciatica?: You are desscribing a condition called sciatica. This is an irritation of the sciatic (cy-attic) nerve as it come off your lower spine. This can be due to disc protrusion or arthritis or instability of the vertebrae. Usually treated with rest, heat or ice, anti-inflammatories and keeping the knees bent slightly. May need parenteral anti-inflammatories and pain meds and pt. See your pcp.Google. ...Read more

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