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Soft Lump Butt Cheek
A largish, soft lump on my butt cheek isn't bothersome, but if it needs surgical excision, what are practical considerations for stitches, etc.?
Soft tissue lump: This is most likely a lipoma but it is best to have it examined by your PCP to confirm. Dependent on where it is located on the buttock - pressure from sitting can sometimes cause the wound to open so that more permanent (nonabsorbable) sutures would be used to try to keep this from occurring. If it is less then 3-4 cm then it typically can be closed with an absorbable suture. ...Read more
Lipoma: You can have this treated by your dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Sounds like Boils: Please see a doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a mass on my one butt cheek that started out as a dimple but now looks like a huge crease....
Mass: Although this may be a benign mass such as a lipoma, it's advisable to have your physician examine this mass to be sure. A surgical consult may also be recommended. ...Read more
I have a large lump on the inside of my right butt cheek it has been there for 10 yrs what could it be?
Needs evaluation: Reasons for this lump may be numerous. An appropriate evaluation by a physician is necessary in order to answer this question. This may represent an epidermal inclusion cyst or lipoma, all of which are benign processes. However, there are other possibilities and an evaluation by a physician is warranted. ...Read more
Need to see: There are a few different things this can be. It absolutely needs to be evaluated to guide your treatment and let you know what it is. ...Read more
A small area of skin on my butt cheek has been itching for a few months, I just felt a lump under my skin in that area. What could it be?
I had a large lump on the inside of my butt cheek and when I sat down today it busted open. A bloody puss type of fluid came out what could it be?
Pilonidal cyst: A pilonidal cyst is an abnormal pocket originating in the skin that usually contains hair, skin debris and other abnormal tissue. A pilonidal cyst is almost always located near the tailbone at the top of the cleft of the buttocks. The only sure treatment for a pilonidal cyst is surgery. ...Read more
I squeezed a hard lump that was on the bottom of my son's right butt cheek. An extremely sticky green substance came out and I have no idea why. Help?
Skin infection: It sounds like there was a skin infection there with a pocket of pus. You drained it. The stuff that came out was pus--how the body fights germs. It needs to heal more, so warm packs on it will help speed that up. Talk to your son's doctor who will decide if you need an antibiotic, more drainage, or just watching it. It probably came from a bite or scratch that got infected. ...Read more
Hard lump under skin in left butt cheek. Size of a pea, slightly bigger. Has been there for over a year. Does not pop, hurts occasionally when pinched?
Rare: The majority of lesions that develop in the buttock are lipomas from the fat present. These are non tender and usually just under the skin. In rare instances sarcomas develop which are firm lesions, can grow relatively quickly and are usually large when identified because there are deeply seated. If such is present a bx is indicated followed by a radical gluteal resection to encompass it. ...Read more
Unlikely!: Very unlikely! Lipoma, cyst etc. Has it ever been examined by a physician? ...Read more
My son is 9 months old there is an infectious lump in his inner butt cheek it's really painful this is the second time what shall I do?
While working out in the stair-treadmill I felt a pop. I now have a hard painless lump on my right butt cheek. It makes a dent appearance. Help?
I located a small lump on my lower hip closer to my butt cheek. I noticed pain first then the lump. It has grown and is harder. Should I be concerned?
I have a lump in the crease of my leg a. I noticed it about two days ago but now it is starting to be painful in my leg and my butt cheek. What coul?
Family practice: The lump is probably a lymph node, enlarged due to some form of infection. You should be seen for a proper diagnosis for the pain in leg and buttocks they may be related. ...Read more
I have a lump on my right butt cheek not positive on where it came from or if I was bite by a bug. It hurts really bad it's been a week gotten worst. Hard to walk and can't lay on that side at all?
Infected bite: Infected bite is likely. Consult with us to see if it is infected and get an Rx if needed. ...Read more
See doctor: And have it checked. It may be a sebacious cyst or a lipoma. ...Read more
My right butt cheek has been hurting specially when I sit down. There is no lumps or bumps. It feels almost like sharp needles kind of numb but not?
A boil/lump appeared on my butt-cheek under skin 4 yrs ago n left untreated. Nw it has grow to a ping pong ball size n hard. What it could be? M 22yrs
Hard to tell...: ...would need more detail or a picture. Given how long it's been there, my best guess is either a sebaceous cyst (not dangerous although at times they can become infected), or a lipoma (a collection of fat cells, not dangerous). you should be evaluated by a doctor if the lump is tender, is draining fluid, and/or is warm to touch. Particularly if it is located right next to your anus. ...Read more
After deep heavy squats at the gym I stretched and noticed a hard painful lump upper left side of butt cheek in the tissue. Shld I be worried? 3dayago
Unlikely: See your health provider to assess if it is a lipoma or something else. ...Read more
When I was at 18 yrs, a cyst appeared at my butt-cheek. It was left untreated. Nw I'm 23, the cyst became ping pong ball sized lump. Is a tumor (cncer)?
What is a hard, small, painful lump, about the size of a pea under the skin of my right butt cheek, near the area that connects with my thigh?
? lipoma: There is a type of lipoma called an angio lipoma which can be painful. To make an accurate diagnosis it needs to be cut out. ...Read more
I have a lump on my left butt cheek and its very painful and sore could this be a boil? Or something?
Yes: This is a common area where bug bites or hair follicles may become breeding grounds for staph or other germs that will form an abscess. If you can sit on a heating pad for an extended period or over several hours you may get it to raise to the skin and drain. If not, it may need to be drained by your doc. ...Read more
I have a painful lump between scrotum and rectum. It's on the right side "butt cheek", and is hard and painful. About 2" long by 1/2" wide. Help? Thx
Abscess: Hi!, sorry about your situation. I sounds like you have a peri-rectal abscess. It is a painful infection filled mass, and may need to by drained by a doctor. Hot soaks and antibiotics sometimes will help, but it's best to see a doctor to pick the best treatment plan. Good luck! ...Read more
I fell down wood stairs a week ago. Bruising is mostly black and spreading with pain and lumps across lower butt cheek to side of my hip. Is this bad?
Injury: Common for bruise to go to dependent area of body. If you are walking and the bruise is the only area of concern it is safe to wait a few more days to heal. ...Read more
I have a pea sized bump/lump located on a moist area of my left butt cheek but close to the lower lip not far from my vagina opening. What is this?
Its very difficult to say without doing a physical examination of that part. I would like to know if its painfull or not, any discharge coming out of it, is
there any surrounding reddness.
my advice is to see your pcp ...Read more