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Top Butt Crack
Please answer this: how can a 50 year old get herpes @ the top of butt crack and not be sexual active?
Past exposure: Herpes is tricky -it can live in the nerves for years, and only come out at times of stress. Not sure if you ever had a past outbreak? Herpes will come out in the same spot where it came out in the past. (Since it lives in the nerve roots -and just travels up to the surface when it feels like it). When the body is weak - moving house, lost job, other illness etc, herpes will surface. See ID doc. ...Read more
Think have a slight cut at top of butt crack, tender to touch and to sit in certain ways, area looks bit red. Should I be worried?
When showering, I noticed when I bend down there's a pain on top of butt crack. Pain Almost like a tear on the crack. Could this be hpv warts?
Probably not HPV: HPV is always painless. If you have obvious and rather large warts, sometimes they can get infected or irritated and thus painful. There are plenty of other causes of irritation or open sores in the gluteal cleft (butt crack): yeast, other infections, and so on. But assuming you don't have large warts, this isn't HPV. ...Read more
Sweat-like discharge from top of butt crack to midway down. No odor, color, or consistency. Stays moist a few days-skin peels-repeats. Using Imiquod cr?
Why imiquimod?: This cream is for warts and is irritating. Do you have warts on this area? See your DR. You can use an antiperspirant there if you wish. ...Read more
Lump in buttocks under skin near top of butt crack. No pain, moves, can't see only feel. Should I worry?
Probably lipoma: Usually this is a lipoma (benign fatty deposit). Ask your internist to look at it. Do not just ignore, but probably nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Itchy area at top of anus. Have been exercising a lot frequently. Two weeks ago about 2 inches at top of butt crack appeared bruised. Still there?
Pilonidal: Cyst can be a possibility. This is a congenital sinus or cyst thst can become symptyomatic if irritated, like excess exercise, ie crunches or situps. ...Read more
I have what seems like a small cut at the top of my butt crack. I'm not sure if it is a cut but it feels like it is splitting at times. What do I do?
Could be a cyst: It is hard to say with this amount of information, but get you primary to check it out. Could be an easy fix. ...Read more
The top of my butt crack feels ripped. If I try to hold it open it feels like it's ripping. Using Neosporin. Could I simply have a cut there?
It's posible: You certainly may have a small cut there. Keep treating with neosporin and keep the area clean to be safe, then get an exam of the area to be sure all is well. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have pain in top part of butt crack it stay s the same I have it for 2 months now. It started sitting on a stationary bike then pop. Help please.?
The top of my butt crack splits/tears sometimes. It hurts like a cut. I use Neosporin to heal. Happening on/off for yrs. No thongs or obv cause. Help?
I have had a strange annoying feeling in my tailbone for several weeks. It kinda itches. It is at the top of the butt crack and at the tailbone.?
The top of my butt crack itches. Been happening for about 3 months but doesn't bother me 24/7 just every once in a while. What could be causing that?
I have a place @ the top of my butt crack that itches very bad it stays about 2 weeks and then goes away and then comes back in same spot about a month or 2 later. Do u know what this can be?
Inflammation: This could be due to localized inflammation, or an underlying problem with the bone (i.e. fracture, instability). You could try some anti-inflammatory meds (i.e. ibuprofen, Aleve) and ice/heat and topical treatments such as aspercreme or capsaicin cream. See a physician if your symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more
Consult your PCP to:
Be evaluated to see whether its from the spine or is it something like a pilonidal cyst. For a back issue you may have to see an orthopod/spinal surgeon, while for the p. Cyst a referral to a gen surgeon would be more appropriate. So seeing the pcp would be beneficial to start investigations/referrals.
Meanwhile take some pain meds.
Good luck. ...Read more
Had an abscess drained 5 days ago near the top of my butt crack. It is still rock hard is that normal?
I have boils/bumps around the top of my butt crack and it hurts to sit on em and sometimes they puss n itch what could they be?
I sat up from bed and I heard a pop near my tailbone. Ever since, when I lie on my back, the bone at the top of my butt crack pokes the floor.
Coccyx: You may have dislocated your coccyx. An x-ray should reveal it. If so, it can be treated with reduction or resection if it booths you. ...Read more
He has a red line that starts at the top of his butt crack & follows down to above his anus He can barely sit & there’s a bump that puss comes out of?
Maybe pilonidal cyst: A pilonidal cyst is often the culprit of these symptoms. There is a cystic area under the skin that often becomes infected and drains spontaneously. They can be very painful. He should see his primary care doctor for referral to a surgeon for excision of the cyst, which should take care of the problem. ...Read more
Husband slipped and fell on wet stairs now he has a lump at the top of his butt crack that's very painful and swollen. Any ideas?
ER/X-rays: 22 year old gentleman status post fall on wet stairs now with swelling and pain in the lumbosacral area. I would recommend your husband visit the ER for a full physical exam and x-rays. If it is very painful there is a possibility that he may have a fracture of his vertebrae and a neurological exam is indicated. ...Read more
I am a 23 year old female. I have a golf ball sized lump on the top of my butt- crack. It is very painful I can't walk or sit. What could this be?
Pilonidal cyst: This is a very common problem that requires the assistance of a physician. ...Read more
I have a sore in the top of my butt crack it's itchy and painful it has gone away and come back about 4 times lasting 2 weeks what do u think it is?
I have pain and popping in my very low back about 2 inches from the top of my butt crack right in the center. It is a burning deep ache type of pain?
Low back pain: How long have you had it? Any injury. May try pain medications or topical analgesics. If symptoms persist get examined ...Read more