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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. im 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. im 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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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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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