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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 have 2 reddish purple blotches on my leg after I had scratched there. they are smooth and only hurt when I scratch by mistake. Been there for 1 year?

I have 2 reddish purple blotches on my leg after I had scratched there. they are smooth and only hurt when I scratch by mistake. Been there for 1 year?

See a dermatologist: It will save you time. Most of the time, they can look at the lesion and make a diagnosis. If not, they can biopsy. While the same can be said of an internal medicine or family practice doctor, the ability of a dermatologist to look at, identify, and potentially treat or further workup will save you in terms of time and possibly money. I would discuss with your primary care doctor also, first. ...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 tiny purple dots surrounding some bug bites I have on my leg. What are they?

I have tiny purple dots surrounding some bug bites I have on my leg. What are they?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This could be many different things. This way you will get the best treatment. ...Read more

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I have purple red dots on my leg i was wondering what that means?

I have purple red dots on my leg i was wondering what that means?

Blood in skin: Bleeding into skin which can be caused by allergy to medication, infection and abnormal platelets. See dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have purple patches on the leg, over a week after a car accident?

Is it normal to have purple patches on the leg, over a week after a car accident?

Bruising?: It can take weeks for bruises to resolve. The body eventually breaks down and reabsorbs the damaged blood products. If your symptoms are improving, then be patient. If you are concerned something else is going on, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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