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Why is my left buttocks hurt when I sit down?

Why is my left buttocks hurt when I sit down?

Local inflammation?: Do you see any swelling or any lesion in the area affected? If you do, most likely a skin condition, if not you need a more thorough evaluation. ...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


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I have sharp pain from my buttocks all the way down my left leg sometimes it hurts to sit stand or bend...What could it be?

I have sharp pain from my buttocks all the way down my left leg sometimes it hurts to sit stand or bend...What could it be?

Sciatica?: You are desscribing a condition called sciatica. This is an irritation of the sciatic (cy-attic) nerve as it come off your lower spine. This can be due to disc protrusion or arthritis or instability of the vertebrae. Usually treated with rest, heat or ice, anti-inflammatories and keeping the knees bent slightly. May need parenteral anti-inflammatories and pain meds and pt. See your pcp. Google. ...Read more

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Lower back pain. I'm 16 and in rotc. Hurts to bend over and sit down. All across lower back and I can feel mild pain in center of left buttocks?

Lower back pain. I'm 16 and in rotc. Hurts to bend over and sit down. All across lower back and I can feel mild pain in center of left buttocks?

What did you do?: You are so young. What did you do? Did you have trauma? You need to be examine and offer a very thorough history. Start there ...Read more

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Constant tingling leg pain what could it be. I am a diabetic, for the last three months I have been having this tingling pain from my buttocks all the way down to my foot, but only on the left side. It hurts for me to sit or lay down.

Constant tingling leg pain what could it be. I am a diabetic, for the last three months I have been having this tingling pain from my buttocks all the way down to my foot, but only on the left side. It hurts for me to sit or lay down.

Possible neuropathy: Depending on the affected nerves, symptoms of diabetic neuropathy can range from a numbness and tingling sensation, possibly a burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities. Neuropathy may affect your digestive system, urinary tract, blood vessels and the heart. For some people, the symptoms are mild; for others, it can be painful and disabling. ...Read more

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Severe lower back pain. Goes from left side of back, down to left buttock. Hurts to sit, when lying down can't get back up.?

Severe lower back pain. Goes from left side of back, down to left buttock. Hurts to sit, when lying down can't get back up.?

Disk problem: Low back pain radiating to the buttock suggests an intervertebral disc bulging or ruptured causing pressure on a nerve root. Most of these improve in a matter of weeks but an MRI of the low back would give more information. ...Read more

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How can u differentiate between sciatica pain & piriformis synrome? Pain above & down left buttock & leg hurts to stand sit lay

How can u differentiate between sciatica pain & piriformis synrome? Pain above & down left buttock & leg hurts to stand sit lay

Exam, studies, injec: It can be hard and piriformis syndrome as a diagnosis is likely often missed. Physical exam can help, a nerve conduction with the hip in neutral verses internal rotation can tell, response to injection into piriformis is most diagnostic. Also seeing a patient with severe pain running down the leg with a normal looking MRI of lumbar suggests something else like piriformis syndrome might be issue. ...Read more

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When I sit my left buttock starts to hurt and it numbs my left leg all the way down to my foot?

When I sit my left buttock starts to hurt and it numbs my left leg all the way down to my foot?

Sounds like: You are putting some pressure on the sciatic nerve it could be something about the way you are sitting, the seat, or if you have a wallet in your back pocket on that side. Or perhaps you have a lower back issue that needs to be examined. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left leg. It radiates from my buttocks to behimd my knee it hurts to sit at times but standing makes it better. What could it be?

I have pain in my left leg. It radiates from my buttocks to behimd my knee it hurts to sit at times but standing makes it better. What could it be?

Radiating pain: With your history of low back pain this could be radicular symptoms from a herniated disc in the lumbar spine. It is also possible from a hamstring strain or peripheral sciatic nerve irritation from something like piriformis syndrome. You should follow up with a physician to further delineate your signs and symptoms and discuss possible imaging studies. ...Read more

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I have lower left side, sharp back pain just above buttocks, only there, not down the legs. It does not hurt all the time, only every now and then whe?

I have lower left side, sharp back pain just above buttocks, only there, not down the legs. It does not hurt all the time, only every now and then whe?

Sacroiliac joint?: Plus maybe the sick really act joint or maybe muscle. You could have a clue if it is tender to touch. Your physician can evaluate you and if necessary have you see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Hi I'm currently having pain in my left bone buttocks when I sit or walk. It hurts when I put pressure on my left leg when walking. What causes it?

See below: There are many causes of buttock pain. This could be referred pain from a disk or joint in your back, or possibly your hip. If the pain does not improve in two weeks see your physician for a full work up ...Read more

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25 weeks pregnant. I have pain in my left hip/buttocks so bad I can hardly walk. Hurts when I bear down on foot. What causing this?

25 weeks pregnant. I have pain in my left hip/buttocks so bad I can hardly walk. Hurts when I bear down on foot. What causing this?

Pregnancy: While pregnant your joints and ligaments, especially those in the pelvis and hips, become more loose, and this could cause pain. It is common and usually goes away a few weeks or a few months after delivery. Talk to your OB about how best to manage this. I had hip pain while pregnant, too, but I managed not to take any meds. Warm bath and stretching, yoga helped me, as well as walking, swimming ...Read more

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Pain from left buttocks down to foot, goes tingly and feels cold. Sometimes where the pain inside it feels warm, feels like some1 punched my thigh. Pain is when I sleep or sit, leg feels swollen even tho its not?

Pain from left buttocks down to foot, goes tingly and feels cold. Sometimes where the pain inside it feels warm, feels like some1 punched my thigh. Pain is when I sleep or sit, leg feels swollen even tho its not?

Nerve pain: BriB352 - this sounds like a nerve related issue related to your positioning. Nerve compression can occur either in the spine or along it's path down your leg and is often influenced by the physical position you maintain (laying down, sitting, exercise, etc). Symptoms may resolve with a position change. If not, seeking evaluation may be helpful to identify where the issue is (central vs. Peripheral) ...Read more

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Lumpy bone on my bottom left buttock hurts badly after I sit hours on it. What to do?

Lumpy bone on my bottom left buttock hurts badly after I sit hours on it. What to do?

Ichial bursitis: Sounds like ischial bursitis which is an inflamation of the bursa (fluid sac) between the hamstring and the ischial bone in the buttock. Sometimes a cortisone injection can be very helpful along with some measures to decrease pressure in this area. We use xray or ultrasound to guide this injection. ...Read more

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No I don't have pain going down my left leg it is just my left buttock when I streach or bend over it hurts really bad for 3 months.

No I don't have pain going down my left leg it is just my left buttock when I streach or bend over it hurts really bad for 3 months.

Pulled hamstring?: Several causes of pain in the buttock area. Pain can be caused by a hamstring pull, by sciatica (limited) or by something called piriformis syndrome. Treatments for these things can include exercise, heat, stretching, injections, rarely surgery. Like any persistent pain, a physician should be involved at some point to do a more detailed exam and arrange tests or treatments. ...Read more

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Large knot under skin near buttock. It hurts to sit down, and I applied heating to it, thinking it was a bad pimple. What could this be?

Large knot under skin near buttock. It hurts to sit down, and I applied heating to it, thinking it was a bad pimple. What could this be?

Abcess: Pus filled bumps on the skin are the symptom of a skin infection. An abcess can form under the skin without a 'head'. When they red, warm to touch and painful it is called cellulitis. Treatment of this includes oral antibiotics and occasionally drainage. See your doctor ASAP because resistant infections are becoming more common and require special treatment. ...Read more

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I fell down, heard tearing sound from upper leg, now left buttock hurts, what do I do, how long to heal?

I fell down, heard tearing sound from upper leg, now left buttock hurts, what do I do, how long to heal?

See specialist: Sounds like you may have had a hamstring tear or avulsion. Would see a specialist. ...Read more

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Pain on left leg from top of knee to my buttock can't walk well I'm limping and hurts when I bent down?

Pain on left leg from top of knee to my buttock can't walk well I'm limping and hurts when I bent down?

May be from spine: Umay be coming from spine and I will advice to get it checked by yor doctor ...Read more

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I have a pain in my left groin, left buttock and it is painful to walk. Could it be a pinched nerve? It hurts to sit.

I have a pain in my left groin, left buttock and it is painful to walk. Could it be a pinched nerve? It hurts to sit.

Yes, Pinched nerve: The description of the pain does fit a 'pinched lumbar nerve'. A lumbar spine MRI is the best test to check out the possiblility. You should get seen and you may get a prescription for Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack to help with the nerve inflammation. Warning signs are bladder/bowel changes and/or severe weakness. Hope you are better soon! ...Read more

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Random sharp pain in left leg, down back of thigh and buttock. Hurts when walking, bending and sitting. What is this? How can I fix it fast?

Random sharp pain in left leg, down back of thigh and buttock. Hurts when walking, bending and sitting. What is this? How can I fix it fast?

Sounds like: You may have sciatica......try stretching......antiinflammatories if not contraindicated. If your not having success physical therapy might help. ...Read more

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Sciatic pain, top left buttock, hip & left side of body. Also tingling/numbness bottom of spine. Worst at night, hurts to move & just sitting down, help?

Ouch: sciatica (pain related to the course and distribution of the sciatic nerve), along with paresthesias (unusual sensations associated with sensory nerves) can be due to muscular inflammation, but might reflect ongoing damage to the nerve itself. Best to consult with your Primary Care practitioner for further evaluation and possibly imaging. ...Read more

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Pain in the buttocks? Hurts to sit. What?

? Strain: This could simply be a strain of your buttocks musculature. Or it can also be referrede pain from your spine. I would give it time to improve on its own. In the event it continues see your orthopedic specialist.. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain that come and goes below my left buttocks. Sometimes it hurts when I try to get up from sitting or walking what could it be?

Sciatic nerve pain?: That is what it sounds like, this can often be helped with a chiropractic adjustments, sometimes a warm compress can help some, or muscle relaxants. There are also exercises that you can look up online that can help to decrease compression on the sciatic nerve, if that is what is causing the pain. ...Read more

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What is the cause of cramp and dull pain from my left buttocks down to my feet always?

What is the cause of cramp and dull pain from my left buttocks down to my feet always?

Many possibilities: There are many possible causes for the pattern of pain you're describing. A careful history and thorough physical exam would be helpful in determining the cause. I would suggest you see your doc about this. The possible causes could be muscular (a fascial distortion or a pulled/strained muscle), neurological (a slipped disc in the low back, sciatica) or some combination of the two. ...Read more

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Pain when I sit above my buttocks on bone area. Lots of pain if I try to move or stand after sitting. What should I do? I have no pain when standing or walking but if I'm sitting or lying down. I'm only 19. Pain started recently but I fell last year

Pilonidal Cyst: Is a likely diagnosis. Do you fell a tender boil or "egg" near the top of the midline of your buttocks? Your fall on your tailbone a year ago is not likely the cause. If you have an infected pilonidal cyst it may need to be lanced by a physician for you to heal. See an urgent care for an evaluation. They are usually easily drained as initial treatment. ...Read more

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The back of my hip hurts on the side as well into my s.I., down my buttocks into my inner leg and down to my knee it hurts to turn and lay on hip/back?

The back of my hip hurts on the side as well into my s.I., down my buttocks into my inner leg and down to my knee it hurts to turn and lay on hip/back?

PROBABLE SCIATICA: Your symptoms are probably due to a 'compressed' lumbar nerve in your back (likely l3-4). A lumbar MRI scan may confirm the diagnosis. You should get seen for proper treatment which may include an initial short course of oral steroids (e.g. Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack). Warning signs for a serious condition, spinal stenosis (pinched spinal cord), are : leg weakness and/or bladder/bowel changes. Hope ur better! ...Read more

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My mother is feeling pain when sitting down. Now she sits with pain in the area between the buttocks. What can be the issue. What can we do?

My mother is feeling pain when sitting down. Now she sits with pain in the area between the buttocks. What can be the issue. What can we do?

Coccydynia: An inflammation of the tailbone or coccyx which is located between the buttocks. Usually patients have pain and tenderness at the tip of the tailbone and pain is often worsened by sitting. Use of well-padded seat when sitting and avoidance of long periods of sitting can help relief the pain. Use of anti-inflammatory meds can help. If symptoms persist or worsens, have her be seen. ...Read more