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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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I slid down stairs and now my butt cheek hurts. Help?

I slid down stairs and now my butt cheek hurts. Help?

Sprain of bruise.: You might have bruised the pirifmis muscle or the gluteus maximus or minimus. Also, you ould traumatically injured your ischeal gluteal bursa, causing traumatic bursitis. Of course tailbone injuries are possible, but your problem should most likely improve within 2 weeks. I'd take Aleve (naproxen) two times daily. If the pain does not get better, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I fell in football, and my left butt cheek hurts. What is it?

I fell in football, and my left butt cheek hurts. What is it?

Contusion: Fancy word for a deep bruise to a big muscle group. Get into the hot tub and follow your trainers advice. ...Read more

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Have a bump on the bottom left side of butt cheek. Hurts and is very uncomfortable. Been their for about 4 days.

Have a bump on the bottom left side of butt cheek. Hurts and is very uncomfortable. Been their for about 4 days.

Could be: A few things. Might be an abscess, boil, pimple, skin infection. If it's getting worse, see a doctor. If it's not too bad, do some epsom salt soaks, try putting some polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) on it, wait a bit and see if it gets better on its own. ...Read more

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Right butt cheek hurts whenever I put pressure on it like sitting on it or moving around?

Right butt cheek hurts whenever I put pressure on it like sitting on it or moving around?

Buttock pain: May be a bruise or generalized muscle ache. Possibly you hit the are and do not remember, or a bug bite maybe, etc. If it persists and or gets worse, see a dr. ...Read more

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My right butt cheek hurts when I wipe. I wiped today and what appears to look like a pimple was bleeding like a small cut. What should I do?

My right butt cheek hurts when I wipe. I wiped today and what appears to look like a pimple was bleeding like a small cut. What should I do?

Pimple: This tender, bleeding lesion may be a pustule or small abscess from an ingrown hair or infected cyst. Try warm water applications, sterilize the surrounding skin with alcohol swabs or rubbing alcohol. Apply antibacterial ointment like Bacitracin. Place a gauze with paper tape. Soaks may allow some drainage of pus. See your physician if there is increasing tenderness, swelling or spreading redness ...Read more

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The bone above my right butt cheek hurts when I bend down, I didn't injure myself or fell down. It feels like there's a bruise but there isn't any.

Your right iliac cre: Crest can have pain for multiple reasons. You need to consult a doctor to evaluate you and order possible xrays or possible MRI studies.

Sometimes after all those tests one finds nothing but since there are many causes which can be serious you need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Left leg pain that's worse when hanging over a chair or bed. Butt cheek hurts too and whole leg aches. Driving me mad.

Left leg pain that's worse when hanging over a chair or bed. Butt cheek hurts too and whole leg aches. Driving me mad.

Sciatica shows up: Going from butt, to ankle and has a funny feeling of being 'stretched' but uncomfortable. Best if you can be seen by an osteopathic physician for evaluation, and treatment of your musculoskeletal system to determine the cause ; reduce pain. Your entire spine, hip, sacrum, pelvis, and extremities (arms/legs) will be evaluated, gait analysis too if it is sciatica, it can be easily treated. ...Read more

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Pain under butt cheek, hurts when walking, moving my leg, and coughing. It also hurts when having sex!

Pain under butt cheek, hurts when walking, moving my leg, and coughing. It also hurts when having sex!

See details: It is likely pain referred from the lower back but other possible causes are bursitis, tendinitis or rarely hip joint issues. Have the problem evaluated. Btw, tobacco use makes any arthritic process worse. Stop. ...Read more

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I fell pretty hard the other day and now my left butt cheek hurts. No bruise just pain, walking, sitting. Is it all muscle or is it broken bone?

Bruise, probably: If you can bear weight, it is probably just a bruise. Barring something really rare, it is pretty hard for a young person to break your hip or your pelvis in a simple fall from the standing position. If the pain is not a lot better in a few days, get an x-ray. ...Read more

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My right butt cheek randomly hurts. Why would that be?

I do not know: It may be arthritis or a pinched nerve, or a deep abscess or cyst, etc. Be sure to get an examination so the diagnosis can be made, and then any necessary treatment would occur. Best wishes ...Read more

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I have a whitish and reddish bump on my lower left butt cheek and it hurts. I think it from sitting on a public toilet seat what should I do?

I have a whitish and reddish bump on my lower left butt cheek and it hurts. I think it from sitting on a public toilet seat what should I do?

Abscess: Sounds like it could be an abscess which is in someways similar to an overgrown pimple. Seek treatment if it is large, deep or becomes severe. Meanwhile apply warm soaks and avoid the temptation to squeeze it. ...Read more

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I have a whitish and reddish bump on my lower left butt cheek, its hard and it hurts I think its from sitting on a public toilet seat. What should I do?

I have a whitish and reddish bump on my lower left butt cheek, its hard and it hurts I think its from sitting on a public toilet seat. What should I do?

Pimple or boil: This sounds like a standard pimple or boil, a minor skin infection. It is unlikely caused by something caught on a toilet seat. As for any pimple or boil, just leave it alone; it should come to a head and drain on its own in a few days. If it gets a lot larger, if there is spreading redness around it, or if you develop a fever, see a doctor immediatley. If in doubt, contact your own doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have pain in your butt cheek?

Really is back pain: Pain in the buttocks usually originates in the lower back. If it is an issue, see your doctor. ...Read more

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A dent appeared on my left butt cheek not to long ago. It does hurt ones in a while nd it seems to be getting worse it keeps getting worse?

Dimple on the butt: If it is new see ur doctor. Sometiems people have sinus tracts after abscess over the butt muscles. If it si papinful don't wait to see ur doc. ...Read more

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What can I do about a big hard piimple on the inside of my butt cheek? It hurts to walk and sit.

What can I do about a big hard piimple on the inside of my butt cheek? It hurts to walk and sit.

Heat and see doc: That sounds like you have an infection. It may drain on its own if it is small or you may need to go see your doctor if it doesn't get better. There are some unusual infections in the neighborhood so see your doctor if it doesn't resolve soon or if it keeps getting larger or more painful. Heat in the meantime may help. ...Read more

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I have a boil under butt cheek and it's purple, what does that mean?

I have a boil under butt cheek and it's purple, what does that mean?

Likely Inflamed: It likely sounds like the boil you describe is inflamed. Often these boils become inflames and change from normal skin colors to variations of red or purple. I would recommend being evaluated by a physician to determine if treatment is needed. ...Read more

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I have this very painful bump on my butt cheek, it seems to reoccur every other month. Hurts to sit down and is inflamed, any treatments?

I have this very painful bump on my butt cheek, it seems to reoccur every other month. Hurts to sit down and is inflamed, any treatments?

Herpes?: If it reoccurs in exactly the same location and completely disappears in between outbreaks it may be Herpes 1 or Herpes 2. The other possibility is recurrent boils due to Staph infection. An online consultation at Health Tap with images of the painful bump is suggested. Sharp photos including closeups are needed. Otherwise see your physician the next time you get an outbreak. ...Read more

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I have a cyst under the skin on my butt cheek that one day started to hurt and has now grown and turned reddish purple with a white centre.?

I have a cyst under the skin on my butt cheek that one day started to hurt and has now grown and turned reddish purple with a white centre.?

Sounds like: Peri anal abscess that is ready to drain spontaneously. If it continues to cause pain, it is best to show it to a doctor. You might need to be on antibiotics. ...Read more

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Hard lump under skin in left butt cheek. Size of a pea, slightly bigger. Has been there for over a year. Does not pop, hurts occasionally when pinched?

See your doctor.: A subcutaneous mass can be lots of different things. In your case I suspect you had a case of folliculitis with a small abscess. If it never drained its contents it may have calcified over time. Your doctor can remove this so a diagnosis can be made by a pathologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your left butt cheek and leg are numb?

Possible sciatica: If you have radiating pain then sciatica is probable but even without pain it is possible. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a shooting pain down the bottom of your butt cheek down in the top of your leg?

What does it mean when you have a shooting pain down the bottom of your butt cheek down in the top of your leg?

Nerve pain: This most commonly relates to compression of the nerve roots as they exit the spinal cord by either spinal stenosis or disc herniation. If severe or associated with numbness or weakness, further evaluation or possibly surgery may be required. ...Read more

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I have formed a large bump on my right butt cheek, (close to the crack) and it is tough skinned and warm. It hurts to press on it.?

Abcess?: Sounds like you might have an abcess or cyst. Warm compresses may hasten resolution. If this becomes very large or worrisome or you develop systemic symptoms such as fever or chills you should see your doc. ...Read more

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I believe I got bite by a spider on my rt butt cheek. It's about the size of a silver dollar. It has tiny blisters (with fluid) it hurts 4 days now.

I believe I got bite by a spider on my rt butt cheek. It's about the size of a silver dollar. It has tiny blisters (with fluid) it hurts 4 days now.

See your doctor: Clustered blisters can indeed be a reaction to a bite but you need to make sure it is not getting infected as they pop and open up. Other things can do that including shingles. See your doctor for evaluation and treatment or advise. ...Read more

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I got like a swollen red line on my butt cheek which hurts like a rash but isn't affecting the other side of my cheek, it really hurts. What do I do?

I got like a swollen red line on my butt cheek which hurts like a rash but isn't affecting the other side of my cheek, it really hurts. What do I do?

Red line on one: Side of body MAY be shingles. Please see your doc for diagnosis and treatment if needed. Catch it early to prevent on-going pain. Peace and good health. Herpes can look like that also. ...Read more

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I have a pain that starts at my tail bone and goes across to my right butt cheek. It hurts too bad to jog and can feel it pulling when I'm just walkin?

Many possible causes: Possible causes of pain in buttock include (among MANY others) sacroiliac joint disease, "pinched" sacral nerve, and a "pulled muscle" in the buttock. A conservative approach is to lay off exercise for several days, since that would help muscle problem. If pain persists, consult a physician. ...Read more

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Fell 14 feet, keep getting the chills? Hurt right side butt cheek and uper leg

See below: Need to see a doctor asap after a fall and injury like you suffered. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a lump in the inside of my butt cheek. It's hard solid. And hurts when I walk.?

Hi, I have a lump in the inside of my butt cheek. It's hard solid. And hurts when I walk.?

Abscess: It could be infection- like an abscess. Depends on the size antibiotics vs drainage may be needed ...Read more

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Rahat is having pains in his right butt cheek and upper leg and it prevents him from physical activity and it hurts him when he stretches?

Muscle spasm: Your description makes me think of a muscle spasm or injury to the muscle. Strenuous activity may have triggered the muscles to react. Ice, tylenol (acetaminophen) are simple things to try to alleviate the pain. If they do no and the pain persists, see a doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a boil about golf ball size on the bottom left side of my butt cheek with no head and has been their for a week & hurts?

What should I do if I have a boil about golf ball size on the bottom left side of my butt cheek with no head and has been their for a week & hurts?

Boil/abscess: Boils/abscesses are common I the buttock area and can be painful. They often will need to be incised and drained (i&d'd) to be treated most effectively. Antibiotics and warm compresses will help before you get it i&d'd and may even "bring it to a head." but you best advice is to let a dr. See it and get it properly treated with i&d. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Pain, upper left butt cheek. Not a cyst. Hurts to move lower body. Heat/ice doesn't help. No stretch helps. Advil=temporary relief. Lasted 3 months?

Pain, upper left butt cheek. Not a cyst. Hurts to move lower body. Heat/ice doesn't help. No stretch helps. Advil=temporary relief. Lasted 3 months?

Gluteal pain: Gluteal pain can be caused by various conditions. A few of the common ones: gluteus medius muscle strain (can cause pain in the upper outer buttock), referred pain from the lumbar spine (i.E a pinched nerve). Other causes can be piriformis syndrome, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, hip disorder, and others. Discuss with your md for a thorough history, exam, diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan. ...Read more

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Hurt my groin 3 weeks ago. Today I accidentally irritated it more. But now under butt cheek and back of leg all the way down hurts too. What can I do?

Injury upon injury: The groin injury may not have been completely healed and causing more injury compounded the felony, so to speak and you appear to be getting referred pain. My concern in the groin injuries, did you affect the ovary or uterus? I think it is time to see your family physician or OB/GYN and get examined. ...Read more