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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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Treated a small cyst or abscess in my butt by myself. It popped twice, got even smaller, and pain is almost gone, no redness. Should I still see a doc?

Treated a small cyst or abscess in my butt by myself. It popped twice, got even smaller, and pain is almost gone, no redness. Should I still see a doc?

No: If your symptoms are improving it is not necessary to see a doctor. You should bring this up the next time you see your doctor however as they can counsel you on appropriate care should the problem arise again. ...Read more

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What kind of skin rashes are commen on your butt that flares up every now and then. The symptom are redness, itchy, painful, and leaves a scar.

What kind of skin rashes are commen on your butt that flares up every now and then. The symptom are redness, itchy, painful, and leaves a scar.

Herpes: Red, itchy, painful episodes of rash in the boxer shorts area is herpes until proven otherwise. Breakouts may occur during times of physical or mental stress. Treatment can include anti-virals, which may either be taken on an episodic or daily preventive basis. You can get a blood test that tells you whether it's hsv i or hsv ii. ...Read more

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3 year old daughter complains of her butt hurting. No redness, no infections. She screams for baths, then "boo boo" cream. This happens about 5-6 time?

3 year old daughter complains of her butt hurting. No redness, no infections. She screams for baths, then "boo boo" cream. This happens about 5-6 time?

Maybe a fissure: I can't be sure what she has without examining her, but i suspect she may have an anal fissure (a small cut which may be difficult to see due to skin folding in) which can be very painful. Fissure can happen if she recently had some hard stool and forced it out too quickly etc... Hemorrhoid cream and/or topical anesthetic dermablast may help. Give her some fibers. Consult doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more

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I get skin rashes with redness and itchiness in my butt and near my vagina every time i wear menstrual pad. What's wrong with me?

I get skin rashes with redness and itchiness in my butt and near my vagina every time i wear menstrual pad.  What's wrong with me?

Allergy: I have seen this many times. Usually the patient is having an allergic reaction to the adhesive material located on the pad. There are brands without adhesives but the easiest thing to do is to change to tampons. This solves the problem. ...Read more

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Shaved butt crack & 2 days later itchy and stings. No redness. Possible just irritation or slight nick? I use lots of wet wipes too. Will I be ok?

Shaved butt crack & 2 days later itchy and stings. No redness.  Possible just irritation or slight nick? I use lots of wet wipes too. Will I be ok?

Dermatitis...: It could be a dermatitis which is an irritation of the skin after it comes in contact with anything that causes an reaction on it. You may use hydrocortisone over the counter but if it is painful or gets worse you should see your doctor for exam and treatment as needed. ...Read more