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What do herpes sores on buttocks look like?

What do herpes sores on buttocks look like?

Herpes simplex: Like they do anywhere else. Small blisters that open and leave a shallow ulcer which is painful and tender. ...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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I have persistent sores on my buttocks and thighs. This has gone on for more than two years and is spreading to more parts of my body and worsening.

Hidradenitis: You may have boils (furunculosis) or hidradenitis suppurativa. Mrsa, a bacteria is also a possibility. You need to see a dermatologist for accurate diagnosis and to start treatment. I usually use a cleanser such as Phisohex daily, a topical antibiotic twice a day and an oral antibiotic. ...Read more

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How do quadriplegics avoid sores on buttocks, if they are chair-bound all day? (asking bc grandpa is not quadripl., but has limited mobility) thank u

How do quadriplegics avoid sores on buttocks, if they are chair-bound all day? (asking bc grandpa is not quadripl., but has limited mobility) thank u

Suspension and chang: Positions often to decrease the pressure on the certain area of the buttocks and using suspension method to reduce the pressure on that area. ...Read more

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Hello i Recently noticed a small hole above my anal opening in between my buttocks. No symptoms.. What should i do about it? Will it close on its own?

Hello i Recently noticed a small hole above my anal opening in between my buttocks. No symptoms.. What should i do about it? Will it close on its own?

Possible fistula: You can see a doctor, preferably a GI or gen surgeon who can evaluate if it is a fistula or not. If it is not draining and you have no other symptoms like diarrhea, you should be ok. ...Read more

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Why do pimple like sores form on the buttocks and perineal area?

Why do pimple like sores form on the buttocks and perineal area?

Hidradenitis: I would speak to your doctor about your general health. Are you diabetic? Are you overweight? People with hidradenitis supurativa get "pimples" in their groin and buttock and it is not related to weight or diabetes. I find topical antibiotics and/or fruit acid treatments help. I would see your family doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have round sores on the back of my thighs and buttocks. Some on the sides if my torso. Fir about a month. They start like a raised bite of sorts.

I have round sores on the back of my thighs and buttocks. Some on the sides if my torso. Fir about a month. They start like a raised bite of sorts.

Dermatologist: It's worth consulting a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. Multiple sites of follicilitis involving hair follicles may be the problem that a course of effective skin antibiotics may clear up. Of course insect bites are also a possibility. ...Read more

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How do you treat pressure sores on a 94 year old lady's buttocks?

How do you treat pressure sores on a 94 year old lady's buttocks?

Wound care: Likely wound care with a small amount of debridement. Rarely would a patient in that age group qualify for flap surgery to close the wound. ...Read more

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I have mild testicular pain between buttocks and lower back. What can be the causes for these symptoms? and they just started happening

I have mild testicular pain between buttocks and lower back. What can be the causes for these symptoms? and they just started happening

Abnormal : These type things or abnormal. They can be signs of STD urinary tract infection or kidney stone.For specific diagnosis and treatment consult primary care doctor ...Read more

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92 y.O. Bed and chair-bound male who wears diapers for incont. How 2 minimize sores on buttocks due 2 sitting all day? Very limited mobility. Thank u!

92 y.O. Bed and chair-bound male who wears diapers for incont. How 2 minimize sores on buttocks due 2 sitting all day? Very limited mobility. Thank u!

Rotation: Must change point of maximum wt on skin by changing patients position every 2-4 hours, easier said than done in this case however, he is lucky you care. ...Read more

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For 2 weeks i've had 2 huge open sores on both of my buttocks, what can I do to make it better? I can hardly sit the sores have a little blood & just today forming a scab but their really big sores

For 2 weeks i've had 2 huge open sores on both of my buttocks, what can I do to make it better? I can hardly sit the sores have a little blood  & just today forming a scab but their really big sores

SImple cause: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Friction and constant exposure to moisture (sweat) reduces protective skin oils is the cz. Underwear may also contribute by bunching or itself causing friction. Trying different undergarments, applying thick protective skin cream, stop sliding in your chair and it will heal. ...Read more

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Are boils a symptom of hiv? I've had recurring boils on my buttocks for some time and when I read up it says it could be & i'm scared :/

Are boils a symptom of hiv? I've had recurring boils on my buttocks for some time and when I read up it says it could be & i'm scared :/

Boils: Not necessarily, there are many people who have recurrent boils because they are carriers of MRSA. See your doctor and get tested if you are concerned about HIV. ...Read more

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Back spasms started tonight kidney area to buttocks. 2nd round of antibiotics even though urine clean because of lingering symptoms. Spasms cause??

Back spasms started tonight kidney area to buttocks.  2nd round of antibiotics even though urine clean because of lingering symptoms. Spasms cause??

Needs evaluation: Back spasms could be caused by other problems besides just infection. If you're already on a second round of antibiotics and your urine tests are 'clear' -I would start to look for other causes. Sometimes disease of the spine can cause these spasms, or there could be a muscle or nerve problem. There are medications specifically for muscle spasms, so I hope you can find relief ASAP. Call doctor now ...Read more

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Good day Doctor I have blisters like sores between my buttocks,what could that be?

Good day Doctor

I have blisters like sores between my buttocks,what could that be?

Blistery Behind: Could be a superficial bacterial infection or could be a sexually transmitted disease such as herpes. Should probably be seen by local doc who can make sure you don't have something serious. ...Read more

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I have four open sores and three little pimple like bumps on the bottom of the buttocks near my vagina(but not actually in it) what could it be?

I have four open sores and three little pimple like bumps on the bottom of the buttocks near my vagina(but not actually in it) what could it be?

Genital Herpes: Genital herpes is more common in women than men & is caused by the hsv (herpes simplex virus). There are 2 types. Genital herpes is mostly caused by hsv type 2, but hsv type 1 can be spread via oral to genital contact. These infections can cause pain without a rash, or blisters that burst & form ulcers or what you are describing as open sores. It can be transmitted even without a rash! ...Read more

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I keep getting pressure sores inside my buttocks and one is an open-sore now..what can I use or who can I see?look at picture under my profile.

I keep getting pressure sores inside my buttocks and one is an open-sore now..what can I use or who can I see?look at picture under my profile.

Can't see the: pictures under your profile. You are asking this on HealthTap health/ medical education portion. Please use the HealthTap Prime or Concierge services if you are looking for a consultation. We are not able to make diagnoses or provide treatment on the health education site. ...Read more

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Symptoms include upper buttocks, groin, upper thigh pain. What's this sound like?

Hip or back pain: Hip joints will commonly cause groin and anterior (front) thigh pain. The low back will commonly cause buttock and posterior (back) thigh pain but can also "refer" pain to the groin, especially the lower disc segments. ...Read more

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(My Cousin) Pain is felt around buttocks, straight down the leg to feet, also visible are burn like sores which ooze blood, what problem is this?

BUTTOCK PAIN+++: THIS REQUIRES A VISUAL EXAM, A GOOD HISTORY FROM THE PATIENT, AND A VISIT TO A PCP OR AN INTERNIST. AND WITH ALL DELIBERATE SPEED . . . LIKE NOW! ...Read more