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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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Hello, I have some small spots on the bottom of my bum, it goes down a little but on my leg, I am abit worried, what should I do?

Hello, I have some small spots on the bottom of my bum, it goes down a little but on my leg, I am abit worried, what should I do?

Folliculitis?: The location you describe suggests folliculitis..inflammation of hair follicles. Tender red spots often with a surface pustule is classic. It is usually due to mild skin infection with staph aureus. It may also be due to irritation from regrowing hairs if there is any shaving/waxing/plucking. Good hygiene/washing is imperative; expose buttocks to air. Try topical antibiotics/OTC acne treatments. ...Read more

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What could it be when you get blister spots on buttock and leg they have been coming out over the last 3 weeks?

What could it be when you get blister spots on buttock and leg they have been coming out over the last 3 weeks?

Blisters on the butt: Blisters in the buttock and leg area could indicate shingles- especially if they fit in a certain pattern called a dermatome. Usually it is older folks who get shingles, after having had chicken pox. Other viruses can do that, so can bacteria. Perhaps there is something in your environment causing this? such as time in a hot tub, chafing from some activity... If it is troublesome u should see MD. ...Read more

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Hi I found a patch of spots under my bum cheek on my leg they are a liitle sore to touch and hard?

Hi I found a patch of spots under my bum cheek on my leg they are a liitle sore to touch and hard?

Rash: Can't say. A rash has to be seen in person to make correct diagnosis and then give right suggestions. ...Read more

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Are single petechiae spots (not clusters) worrisome? I have 3 tiny (1mm) pink ones - 1 on thigh, 1 on buttock, 1 on lower leg. No bruises

Are single petechiae spots (not clusters) worrisome? I have 3 tiny (1mm) pink ones - 1 on thigh, 1 on buttock, 1 on lower leg. No bruises

Watchful waiting: What you described is not worrisome, however it is worth watching, i.e, keep an eye on such lesions to see if more are developing. At your next visit to your doctor you should ask her/him to look at the lesions, if any are present at the time. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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My husband has had bruises on his lower back legs and buttocks, they have been there in the spots for 3yrs now, what could it possibly be?

My husband has had bruises on his lower back legs and buttocks, they have been there in the spots for 3yrs now, what could it possibly be?

Maybe vasculitis??: If it has been there for three years it doesn't seem emergent. He should see a good internist for a thorough work up. ...Read more

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Are single petechia spots (not clusters) alarming? I have 3 tiny (1mm) pink ones - 1 on thigh, 1 on buttock, 1 on lower leg. Come and go. No bruising

Are single petechia spots (not clusters) alarming? I have 3 tiny (1mm) pink  ones - 1 on thigh, 1 on buttock, 1 on lower leg. Come and go. No bruising

Lesions: 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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3.5month baby, dry patches in skin.patch has small spots.like goosebumps.appearing on the back,buttocks,hands legs.can feel the dryness.no irritation?

3.5month baby, dry patches in skin.patch has small spots.like goosebumps.appearing on the back,buttocks,hands legs.can feel the dryness.no irritation?

Dry baby skin: It does sound as if your baby has dry skin. Limit bathing to every other day or even every third day to increase moisture in the skin. An unscented creme like Eucerin would help. ...Read more