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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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Swelling on right side of groin in pubic area?

Swelling on right side  of groin in pubic area?

Evaluation Needed: It could be anything from kidney stones to tumors to infection so an evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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Having red skin in lower tummy and around thigh area near the penis?

Having red skin in lower tummy and around thigh area near the penis?

Could be yeast : it is not clear what this rash is. It could be yeast. I would suggest you see a dermatologist to help confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Swelling and growling around groin area?

Swelling and growling around groin area?

Hernia?: An exam can tell this for sure. Infection or swollen lymph node can occur in the groin, but a loop of bowel in the groin can cause a growling noise ...Read more

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Aching pain in left inside upper thigh and groin area. Sometimes radiates to left lower back area. No swelling.

Aching pain in left inside upper thigh and groin area.  Sometimes radiates to left lower back area.  No swelling.

Groin pain: Causes of groin pain include hernia, hip arthritis, tendonitis, nerve pain from spinal nerve impingement, inflamed lymph node, trauma, or pelvic organ inflammation. If it is radiating as you describe, you should have an exam by your doctor. ...Read more

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Tightness in upper thigh near the groin when running ?

Tightness in upper thigh near the groin 
when running 
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Ans: Well better stop running for a while you need to do proper warm up exercises or you can do irrepairable injury. ...Read more

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Bump above the groin area with a welt around it?

Bump above the groin area with a welt around it?

"Bump" vs "welt": Not sure that I understand what you mean about a 'bump' with a 'welt' over it, unless you mean that the skin over and around the 'bump' has firm texture. If this is the case you should seek medical attention as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Discoloration on inside of thigh near groin that burns?

Could be fungal: "jock itch" or tinea cruris is a fungal infection in the groin that is itchy or painful. Please see your dermatologist for appropriate diagnosis and management of this condition. ...Read more

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Can a hair bump in groin area caus lymph node swelling in upper right groin area?

Can a hair bump in groin area caus lymph node swelling  in upper right groin area?

Yes: Lymph nodes in the right groin area are associated with your legs and genital area. Any type of inflammation or infection in those areas can cause your groin lymph nodes to swell. If you have an ingrown hair bump in your groin that is inflamed, it could be the cause. Other causes can include a sexually transmitted disease or even cancer. See a health provider to be sure. ...Read more

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Swelling and pain in my left leg near fingers?

Swelling and pain in my left leg near fingers?

Circulation or muscl: The symptoms could be circulation - either an inflammation in theveins or arteries or an acute tendonitis. Consult your physician or podiatrist to find out what is going on. ...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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Painful rash on right buttock spreading. Causing lymph soreness on groin and overall soreness on right side and leg.

Painful rash on right buttock spreading. Causing lymph soreness on groin and overall soreness on right side and leg.

Painful 1-side rash: Shingles is one painful rash that can start on back close to middle and spreads forward and down. Consists of red patches with groups of small blisters. Other conditions such as a bacterial infection, cellulitis, can spread and cause pain and lymph node swelling as well. Please see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Pain in inner thigh near groin area. Sometimes travels behind my knees. What could it be?

Pain in inner thigh near groin area. Sometimes travels behind my knees. What could it be?

Tailor's tendinitis: Twenties male with groin pain radiating to behind the knees describes an injury peculiar to tailors who use a trundle foot pedal to drive the sewing machine. Repetitive stress doing certain muscle building physical culture exercises could initiate. See a physical therapist or Osteopath to discern. The overly-stressed Gracelis muscle is the offending soft tissue spastic structure in such injuries. ...Read more

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Swelling above the front of ankle around the shin area?

Swelling above the front of ankle around the shin area?

In absence of injury: This could be ganglion, or a swelling from underlying bone, nerve, muscle, or vascular tissue. If its getting bigger or causing pain, etc. Then need for investigating it further with xrays, mri/ct scans, blood work. Surgical removal with biopsy would most likely be necessary to get definite diagnosis. ...Read more

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Round red/pink rashes around buttock area and tingling sensation down pelvic and thigh area. No other syntomptoms.

Round red/pink rashes around buttock area and tingling sensation down pelvic and thigh area. No other syntomptoms.

Rash and tingling: Sounds like a possible case of shingles. See your Doctor ASAP - Earlier detection and treatment will reduce the chances of long term pain issues in that area. ...Read more

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Painful swollen lymph node (left side) groin 2 painful bumps, lumps, on vagina lip (left) and the entire left lip is swollen.?

Painful swollen lymph node (left side) groin 2 painful bumps,  lumps,  on vagina lip (left) and the entire left lip is swollen.?

See an OB/GYN: Can't diagnose this without a history, exam, and possible testing. You should be seen by a gynecologist or family doctor and evaluated. ...Read more

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Chronic itching around pelvic area & into inner thigh closest to genital area. There's some swelling small bumps after scratching, leaves scars. Dry?

Chronic itching around pelvic area & into inner thigh closest to genital area. There's some swelling small bumps after scratching, leaves scars. Dry?

Fungal infection: Sounds like jock itch (tinea cruris). Caused by a fungus and results in red, itchy skin in the groin area that can expand onto the thighs. Most OTC anti-dandruff shampoos like Nizoral have ketoconazole in them that will treat the fungus. This shampoo can be applied in the shower. If this does not clear the infection, follow up with FP doc. ...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