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Buttock pain in higher part of glut?

Buttock pain in higher part of glut?

Many possibilities: It could be coming from problems in the low back (disk degeneration, facet joint arthritis). It could be muscle pain in the buttock itself. Less commonly it can come from the sacroiliac joint. ...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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Why would I have new left buttock pain daily?

Why would I have new left buttock pain daily?

It varies: The pain could be from different sources including a pinched nerve or compressed nerve root, muscle spasm, or from the hip. Your doctor can take your history and examine you to try to find out why in your case. ...Read more

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What can cause buttock pain in higher part of area?

What can cause buttock pain in higher part of area?

Many things.: Typically, sources of pain in this area could include tendinitis of the gluteus muscles, joint pain from sacroiliac or facet joints, or even disc pain. The most common cause would be tendinitis. In your age group this may last weeks or longer. It goes on for longer than a few weeks, consider a checkup. ...Read more

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What tests do I need to figure out upper left buttock pain?

What tests do I need to figure out upper left buttock pain?

Physical exam: The doctor will start with a physical exam which may be enough in many cases to determine that the pain may be myofascial or muscle spasm. If there is not improvement with medication or physical therapy, imaging studies such as an MRI scan may be indicated. ...Read more

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Does fibromyalgia cause lower buttock pain?

Does fibromyalgia cause lower buttock pain?

Tender points: I agree with ali. Fibromyalgia is characterized by multiple tender points, widespread deep muscle pain, fatigue, and depression. There are tender points scattered over the neck, back, chest, elbows, hips, buttocks, and knees. See your doctor to clarify. ...Read more

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Stiff back +buttock pain for the last 3 years now, please help?

Stiff back +buttock pain for the last 3 years now, please help?

Lifestyle changes : Can help! Not smoking, weight control and regular exercise are the key ones. Modifying activity that aggravates the back, trying a back support and use of medication if not medically contraindicated can also make a difference. Physical therapy and injections through pain management may help. Most are treated non operatively. See your physician prior to starting workouts if out of shape. ...Read more

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What icauses buttock pain radiated to thigh?

Pyriformis v disc : This can occur due to a disc herniation in the lower back and not cause any back pain or be due to a hip muscle known aa the pyriformis irritating the sciatic nerve which it straddles in the buttock region mimicking a disc herniation pattern. It can be hip bursitis or arthritis, a sacroiliac joint problem or degenerative changes in the spine referring pain to this region. ...Read more

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What causes severe buttock pain down leg?

What causes severe buttock pain down leg?

Nerve irritation: Buttock pain that radiates down a leg most likely is the result of a nerve irritation. It may be secondary to a herniated disc, foraminal stenosis or muscular compression as in the piriformis syndrome. Would recommend that you see your pcp for an evaluation to determine your exact diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can buttock pain be due to a bulging disc in my back?

Can buttock pain be due to a bulging disc in my back?

Possible but?: Can be, but this is controversial and hard to confirm and the bulges can frequently be asymptomatic. ...Read more

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Hip and buttock pain lasting 2 years since delivery. Why?

Hip and buttock pain lasting 2 years since delivery. Why?

Examination: You need to see an orthopedic surgeon to undergo an evaluation including a pelvic & bilateral hip mri. ...Read more

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Is buttock pain and swelling usually due to a back problem?

Is buttock pain and swelling usually due to a back problem?

Yes,but: Pain in buttocks is caused by back problems. Swelling is not. Consider torn glut. ...Read more

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What can I do to ease buttock pain and numbness when I sit too long?

What can I do to ease buttock pain and numbness when I sit too long?

Get up & move: Staying in any position too long can be uncomfortable. Get up and move around. If you have a sitting job, try to stand, stretch, walk around every hour. It will help you feel better and help you to get back to work after the short break. ...Read more

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Can left 3 mm disk protrusion and annular tear, cause rt buttock pain for past 2 yrs?

Can left 3 mm disk protrusion and annular tear, cause rt buttock pain for past 2 yrs?

Doubtful: If the disk protrusion is on the left side and your pain is on the right side, then it is unlikely that that particular disk protrusion is the cause of your right sided pain. If you do not have any right sided disc protrusion, then your pain may arise from another cause such as your si joint, facet joint, a trigger point, etc. See your physician for further discussion. ...Read more

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Which is right buttock pain shooting down the right leg?

Which is right buttock pain shooting down the right leg?

Nerve impingement: Shooting leg pain on one side is most often due to a nerve from the spine being impinged (aka pressed upon). This could be for several reasons including a herniated disk, spinal stenosis, or more serious causes. If you have other symptoms such as fever, weight loss, or night sweats it is advisable to see a physician. ...Read more

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What causes extreme buttock pain with radiating pain down entire leg?

What causes extreme buttock pain with radiating pain down entire leg?

Pyriformis v disc: This sounds like sciatica(pain over this large leg nerve's distribution to the foot from the buttock) which can occur due to a disc herniation in the lower back compressing a spinal nerve and not cause any back pain or be due to a hip muscle known as the pyriformis irritating the sciatic nerve which it straddles in the buttock region mimicking a disc herniation pattern. ...Read more

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How can you suddenly get extreme buttock pain with radiating pain down entire leg?

How can you suddenly get extreme buttock pain with radiating pain down entire leg?

Varies: Usually sudden pain from the buttocks to the leg is associated with "sciatica", often due to disc herniation. There are other causes such as nerve compression from spinal instability, sacroiliac dysfunction, pyriformis syndrome, and even osteoporotic fractures to the sacrum. If severe, and if having weakness, loss of sensation, and/or bowel/bladder issues, seek out emergency evaluation. ...Read more

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What can I do or use to prevent buttock pain and numbness when I sit for too long?

What can I do or use to prevent buttock pain and numbness when I sit for too long?

Pain and numbness: The best treatment is prevention. Try not to sit for prolonged periods of time. If that is not possible, try periodically shifting positions so that you are not always putting pressure on the same place. Sometimes sitting on a pillow may help. ...Read more

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How come my buttock pain making my legs feel weak/heavy?

How come my buttock pain making my legs feel weak/heavy?

You should: See a physician. You may have a radiculopathy, a pinched nerve originating in your back, most commonly from disc issues or arthritis, if your leg is getting weak and heavy, this can represent progression, so see a physician. You have one of the best back pain doctors in the states right near you in brookline, a dr rainville. See if you can see him and he can help a great deal! ...Read more

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Why would it be that my buttock pain is making my legs feel weak/heavy?

Why would it be that my buttock pain is making my legs feel weak/heavy?

LBP: This could be a sciatic neuropathy or a disc herniation causing a radiculopathy. Consult with a physiatrist (pm&r specialist) for an examination. ...Read more

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Pain In The Buttocks (Definition)

Buttocks = fleshy protuberance in back of the hips that one sits on. Pain - ...Read more