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Doctor insights on: Swelling Near Buttocks

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Fell on buttocks two weeks ago. Pain + swelling. Still very sore to sit?

Fell on buttocks two weeks ago. Pain + swelling. Still very sore to sit?

Sacral injury: Direct trauma (falls, etc.) to the sacrum can cause injury to the sacrum, coccyx (tail bone), or the lower lumbar discs. If the pain is not better with conservative treatments and its been 2 weeks, you should get some imaging studies and get it checked. X-rays may or may not show coccyx injury. You may also need an MRI of lumbar spine to include sacrum. If fracture it needs to be monitored. ...Read more

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"severe" hidradentis suppurativa odor, lesions, swelling, pain, immobile, draining both armpits, buttocks groin area age19 no social life please help?

"severe" hidradentis suppurativa odor, lesions, swelling, pain, immobile, draining both armpits, buttocks groin area age19 no social life please help?

See a doctor: First treatment may be a trial of antibiotics. The only complete treatment I am aware of is plastic surgery to deeply surgically remove the affected areas with possible skin grafts or primary closure. ...Read more

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I have a small swelling underneath my buttocks. It might be a swollen lymph node ?

I have a small swelling underneath my buttocks. 
It might be a swollen lymph node ?

See a gyn doc: several possibilities, doubt life threatening at this time but treatment has to be diagnosis specific ...Read more

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Hard swelling and itchiness in ass(buttocks). Also, rashes on the buttocks till the front urinal part.

Hard swelling and itchiness in ass(buttocks). Also,  rashes on the buttocks till the front urinal part.

ITCHY BUTT: you have what it could be called pruritis anii which mean itchy butt caused by fungal infection could be treated by anti fungal cream or powder same medicine they use for athlete foot work the rashes could be heat rash or infected hair from scratching too hard use antibiotic cream alternation with hydrocortison cream best way to go and see a doctor that can look at the problem and have better idea ...Read more

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I'm pregnant in 27 weeks.I have so big deep pimple in buttocks,redness swelling on skin around.I pop it A lot of mucus gone should I worry what to do?

I'm pregnant in 27 weeks.I have so big deep  pimple in buttocks,redness swelling on skin around.I pop it A lot of mucus gone should I worry what to do?

Probably no worries: Now that the area is drained it will probably heal on its own. If the redness spreads or does not improve over several days or if you develop a fever - see your doctor ...Read more

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3 days ago i noticed tiny blisters and redness in 1 area of my buttocks. The redness and swelling has expanded across my hip and into the groin area. What is this?

3 days ago i noticed tiny blisters and redness in 1 area of my buttocks. The redness and swelling has expanded across my hip and into the groin area. What is this?

This : This sounds like a possible cellulitis (skin infection). You will need to be examined by a doctor and get treated. Antibiotics will clear this up if it is in fact bacterial in nature, other possibilities are herpetic lesions, allergic reaction, or even bug bites. If the issue has not resolved please seek medical attention. Best of luck and happy new year. ...Read more

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I had smart-lipo 2 weeks ago on the top of my legs, just below my buttocks that looks like it was missed or could it be swelling?

I had smart-lipo 2 weeks ago on the top of my legs, just below my buttocks that looks like it was missed or could it be swelling?

Probable swelling: Liposuction is like acne treatment: things look worse before they get better. Give it time and the swelling should resolve. Make sure you keep all your follow up appts with your physician. ...Read more

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Lower right back pain now with swelling radiating into buttocks and thigh. Ongoing for several months associated with weight gain and severe diarrhea?

Lower right back pain now with swelling radiating into buttocks and thigh. Ongoing for several months associated with weight gain and severe diarrhea?

Multiple issues: certainly sciatic PLUS GI issues and possibly metabolic issues. I suggest a comprehensive physical examination and blood/urine testing as well as a thyroid evaluation. ...Read more

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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