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I have a bump on my buttocks and it is very sore?

I have a bump on my buttocks and it is very sore?

Abscess: Is a common condition in that area of the body. It does require proper treatment which includes specific antibiotics and adequate surgical drainage.
See your doctor. ...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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My 7 year old have a big sore on the bottom of her back and little bumps on her buttocks what do I need to do?

My 7 year old have a big sore on the bottom of her back and little bumps on her buttocks what do I need to do?

Needs to be checked: I suggest you make an appointment with the Pediatrician and get him examined. We can not advice without looking at the sore and the bumps ...Read more

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I have small red/pink bumps in clusters on my buttocks. I've had them since I was a young teen. They are not sore and do not itch. What can they be?

I have small red/pink bumps in clusters on my buttocks. I've had them since I was a young teen. They are not sore and do not itch. What can they be?

Note if they change: Our skin can have many small lesions of different kinds. These are mostly (95% of the time) benign. Benign lesions do not grow and remain unchanged. So keep an eye (take a photo for future comparisons) and look over them once every 2-3 months to see if they increase in size or change in color. If they do then you need to get a medical checkup. ...Read more

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I have small red/pinkish bumps in clusters on my buttocks. I've had them since I was a young teen. They aren't sore and do not itch. What can they be?

I have small red/pinkish bumps in clusters on my buttocks. I've had them since I was a young teen. They aren't sore and do not itch. What can they be?

Dermatitis: Your description is suggestive of excema. Avoid humidity, use of strong detergents, laundry softeners or harsh body soap. If changing to mild soaps, using sunblock lotions in exposed skin areas, and moisturizers don't improve the condition, I suggest to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Keep getting these bumps on my buttocks and groin area, they are not sore unless they are right at the bottom when seating. Espeacialy at the bum line?

Keep getting these bumps on my buttocks and groin area, they are not sore unless they are right at the bottom when seating. Espeacialy at the bum line?

? pre-diabetes: This is usually seen in people with an insulin abnormalities. The key to clearance is usually reduction percent body fat, improve diet with much more vegetables and beans replacing animal protein and refined carbohydrates an an immune stimulant such as the immune- enhancing mushroom product Immune Renew. HRS, MD, ...Read more

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Treated for chlymadia a month ago when I found open sores on the groin bikini line and buttocks. I have a bump again near the buttocks sore. Herpes?

Treat partner?: If you were adequately treated for chlamydia 1 month ago, was your partner treated at the same time. If your partner was not treated, then it is likely that you are infected again. ...Read more

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Had strep throat. Then rash developed on buttocks. Started as sore and itchy, redness. Now irritated bumps. Not as itchy. How to treat?

Had strep throat. Then rash developed on buttocks. Started as sore and itchy, redness. Now irritated bumps. Not as itchy. How to treat?

Strep throat: Strep throat associated with a rash can be seen with scarlet fever but the rash would be nonbumpy and generalized. The itchy buttock rash suggests an allergic reaction? To antibiotics or some substance that came in contact with your buttocks. Erythema nodosum is another type of skin lesions that can follow a strep infection. A dermatologist is best qualified to evaluate you if the rash persists. ...Read more

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Do I have herpes, I have a weird rash down there, around buttocks, itchy anus, red testicles, the bumps are hard to touch, no sore, blisters or ulcers?

Do I have herpes, I have a weird rash down there, around buttocks, itchy anus, red testicles, the bumps are hard to touch, no sore, blisters or ulcers?

Yeast infection: Herpes does not spread. It us a cluster of very painful blisters. You have a yeast infection. You have already been told this. If you do not believe the doctors here please go have the rash examined by your physician in person. ...Read more

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My 10 year old son has both red & skin colored bumps on his knees, toes and buttocks. He also has a severe sore throat. What should we do?

My 10 year old son has both red & skin colored bumps on his knees, toes and buttocks. He also has a severe sore throat. What should we do?

Possible infection: I would advise having him visit his pediatrician. They may order a strep culture to determine if he has Strep pharyngitis. Other possible causes include viral infections. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be given for fever and pain, if you check his temperature prior to the dose, if recommended by his physician. ...Read more

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Open sore on buttock close to vaginal opening and a tiny pus bump on the lower flap of labia minora. They only burn when urine hits them. Not painful?

Open sore on buttock close to vaginal opening and a tiny pus bump on the lower flap of labia minora. They only burn when urine hits them. Not painful?

Have looked at: I would have a physician have look at that sore. Some of what you describe sounds like syphilis unfortunately. If you have recently been sexually active without protection (condoms) and this has appeared I would be suspect of syphilis. Especially when you say its an open sore that is not painful. That clinical sign points to syphilis but again a physician needs to take a history and physical. ...Read more

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What causes red bumps in my buttocks?

What causes red bumps in my buttocks?

Red bumps: You may have impetiginous lesion from poor hygiene. Be more careful when wiping. Apply an antibiotic ointment to the rash. ...Read more

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I have bumps on my buttocks and some blisters?

I have bumps on my buttocks and some blisters?

Post Picture?: Can you post a picture of them? That would be somewhat helpful. With skin issues we doctors need to see, touch, feel the skin to try and make diagnosis.
Sorry can't be more helpful. Best of luck with this. Dr R ...Read more

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Hello, I have bumps that I believe are boils between my buttocks cheeks & vaginal area...what can I do??

Hello, I have bumps that I believe are boils between my buttocks cheeks & vaginal area...what can I do??

Boils: Need to be drained and may need antibiotics. Keep the area clean by showering often with an antibacterial solution. This bacteria is often carried in your respiratory tract and Bactroban (mupirocin) in both nares 2-3 times a day for 2-3 weeks may help long term. All the best. ...Read more

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I woke up and I started to feel sore on my buttocks and my inner thighs. I hvnt done nothing at all. Wat does this mean'?

Muscle strain: Sometimes the muscles get strained just doing normal activities. Some things that can help are soaks in a warm bath, drinking lots of water (at least 6 large glasses a day), taking a multivitamin and gentle stretches. I hope you are feeling better soon. Walking 30 minutes a day can keep your muscles in good shape. ...Read more

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My 2yr old daughter is experiencing painful bumps on her buttocks and thighs. They come and go periodically. What could this be?

My 2yr old daughter is experiencing painful bumps on her buttocks and thighs. They come and go periodically. What could this be?

Needs to be seen: The rash experienced by your child may be caused by different agents but presented similarly. From the description you provided I came with few possibilities: erythema nodosum (bacterial, autoimmune), insect bites (bed bugs, scabies, mosquito), viral infections (herpetic), vasculatis (hsp), fungal infection (candida), allergy, drugs. The best option- bring your child to pediatrician to see it. ...Read more

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I have bumps in the crack of my buttocks and they can be itchy at times. I can feel them when I shower and they seem to be hard and getting more.

I have bumps in the crack of my buttocks and they can be itchy at times. I can feel them when I shower and they seem to be hard and getting more.

Buttock bumps: This is an area of friction, heat and moisture. The bumps may be inclusion cysts or ingrown hairs. A dermatologist can diagnose and treat you. In the meantime keep the area dry and avoid wearing very tight jeans. Applying a cortisone type cream may reduce itching. ...Read more

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When am near getting my periods, I get bumps on my buttocks which are very painfull, they stay till I finish my periods and they go away slowly. Help me?

Sebaceous cysts: These are sebaceous cysts or hair follicles. Just as acne gets worse before your periods, so can these. Try to keep clean and dry. OCPs can supress excess male hormone levels that happen mid and late cycle, and might help. ...Read more

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I have bumps in my inner thighs and near my buttocks. They don't hurt or itch I didn't even know they were there and there not itchy and there not red?

I have bumps in my inner thighs and near my buttocks. They don't hurt or itch I didn't even know they were there and there not itchy and there not red?

Likely benign: While they could be skin tags, there are many other causes of non-itchy nor red bumps including keratosis pilaris which is a build up of dead skin cells around hair follicles looking like small goose bumps. If they are multiple, insect bites are less likely. Molluscum contagiosum (sounds like Harry Potter!) is also a possibility or warts. See your doctor/dermatologist for confirmation. ...Read more

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Why do I get reddess bumps on my buttocks?

Why do I get reddess bumps on my buttocks?

Folliculitis?: Could be mild bacterial infection with staph. There are other possibilities amd the description is not enough. An antibacterial soap, over the counter acne creams containing benzoyl peroxide will help if it si bacterial. If it is persistent see a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Is folliculitis possible in between the buttocks? I have reddish bumps on my lower buttcheeks.

FOLLICULITIS BUTT: IT IS POSSIBLE.
HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN GOING ON?
CHECK WITH YOUR REGULAR DOCTOR OR A DERMATOLOGIST.
BEST LUCK ...Read more

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I have ance like bumps that come and go and get better than worst on my buttocks. What is this?

I have ance like bumps that come and go and get better than worst on my buttocks. What is this?

Folliculitis: It is likely to be mild folliculitis, i.e. inflammation of the hair follicles. Try thorough washing with soap and water and then keeping the area dry. If perspiration is a problem you may try anti-antiperspirant at the affected site. Talcum power may be better. If you are overweight, losing weight will help. ...Read more

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Big painless bumps (approximately 6-8 bumps) on buttocks, about the size of a pinky nail. What could this be?

A Dr can tell: Neurofibromas, tricholemmomas, acrochordons, cysts, etc. There are many possibilities. An exam and perhaps a biopsy will answer your question. ...Read more

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I have these bumps on my buttocks and thighs that hurt to the touch and are filled with pus. What could it be?

I have these bumps on my buttocks and thighs that hurt to the touch and are filled with pus. What could it be?

FOLLICULITIS: Dear chris,
this condition you describe in brief may be a skin infection caused by staphyloccocal bacteria.
I suggest you see your primary care physician asap and have him/her examine the outbreak.
If it is bacterial in etiology you will need antibiotic therapy and possibly topical antibiotic therapy to rid yourself of this miserable soundy malady. ...Read more

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My niece is almost 2 months old and has a large hard bump above her buttocks but below her spine. What could this be?

My niece is almost 2 months old and has a large hard bump above her buttocks but below her spine. What could this be?

Maybe a birth defect: It may be a birth defect that needs evaluation, so the parents most likely have already taken the baby to the specialists. If not, a pediatrician is the doctor to start with, who can then refer to specialists as needed. ...Read more

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My boyfriend gets these hard, cyst looking bumps on his buttocks & thighs. Some are painful. He's 22 6'3 260lbs healthy. What could these be?

My boyfriend gets these hard, cyst looking bumps on his buttocks & thighs. Some are painful. He's 22 6'3 260lbs healthy. What could these be?

Skin bumps: Likely he has hair follicles that accumulate skin oil. These can swell and become inflamed. Other possibilities include adipose breakdown with scars or fibromas. Perhaps a PCP could take a look ...Read more

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I have had severe itching on my back for the last few days I will have very small bumps that itch and disappear now I have bumps on my lower buttocks?

I have had severe itching on my back for the last few days I will have very small bumps that itch and disappear now I have bumps on my lower buttocks?

Hives: Sounds like the itching and bumps could be related to hives also called urticaria. Hives can be caused by many things- illness, food, medication, insect sting, latex, other new exposure. Take oral antihistamine and if still not getting better see primary care doc or allergist. ...Read more

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Toddler with mosquite bite-like red bumps on buttocks, what is this?

Toddler with mosquite bite-like red bumps on buttocks, what is this?

Difficult to say...: Rashes are undeniably one of the most difficult diagnoses without some visual input. Bumps on the buttocks do not sound serious, but certainly seems bothersome. Best idea is to take your toddler to the pediatrician, or at least snap a photo on your phone to ask your pediatrician on the next office visit. Has there been a recent change in bath soap or diapers? Avoid baby wipes for now. ...Read more

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My buttocks are sore because I worked out. How do I get rid of this pain?

Rest, Ice&pain meds: If it is related to the work out, you can rest the muscles and resume work out when it is better and do less work out. You can also try ice locally and take over the counter non steroidal meds if you are not allergic to them like aleve, (naproxen) or Ibuprofen etc. ...Read more

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What to do if I have this weird brown rash and pimple like bump on my buttocks.?

What to do if I have this weird brown rash and pimple like bump on my buttocks.?

Rash: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I have a big painful whitehead bump on my buttocks. It just suddenly appeared. What is it?

Infected skin cyst.: This could be an infected sebaceous cyst. You can apply warm compresses several times/day or sit in warm tub. However if it does not improve or you have fever with it, you should see you doctor to have it checked. ...Read more