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Doctor insights on: Why Is The Skin Between My Butt Cheeks A Different Color

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Why do I have a soft spot on my butt it feels like a hole covered with skin? Tjeres no discolaration, just a spot on my left butt cheek that is soft..

Why do I have a soft spot on my butt it feels like a hole covered with skin? Tjeres no discolaration, just a spot on my left butt cheek that is soft..

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, and physical examination. However, what you described may just be a dimple in the fat in the butt. If there are no symptoms, you may let it be. If you are overweight exercise and weight loss may help.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more

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Bump on butt cheek started off as white and flaky skin then open and now there is another one underneath that is hollow but painful and oozes.?

Bump on butt cheek started off as white and flaky skin then open and now there is another one underneath that is hollow but painful and oozes.?

Abscess?: Sounds like you have an infection of some sort-possibly an abscess on your buttocks. If it does not resolve on its own, you need to see the Doctor for an evaluation, and possible Antibiotics with I&D. Best wishes. ...Read more

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A small area of skin on my butt cheek has been itching for a few months, I just felt a lump under my skin in that area. What could it be?

A small area of skin on my butt cheek has been itching for a few months, I just felt a lump under my skin in that area. What could it be?

May be brewing: Infection, such as folliculitis, or abscess formation. Or it could be a large lymph node with infection somewhere else. See a healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...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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I have discovered a boil on my left butt cheek near to the inside and im in agony. Just popped it because it had a head but its massive under skin?

I have discovered a boil on my left butt cheek near to the inside and im in agony. Just popped it because it had a head but its massive under skin?

It may well be a...: Perirectal abscess which began not in the skin but rather from the end of the sigmoid colon. If it is still quite painful despite draining, it needs to be drained better by a surgeon. ...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?

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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Hi I have a white patch on my butt cheek and it happens to be sinking. Can you help me figure out what skin condition I have and its treatment?

Hi I have a white patch on my butt cheek and it happens to be sinking. Can you help me figure out what skin condition I have and its treatment?

Anetoderma?: What you describe could be a benign condition known as anetoderma. This results in a focal loss of dermal elastic tissue, resulting in localized areas of flaccid or herniated saclike skin. Best thing to do is have it checked by a dermatologist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have a golf ball sized mass on my right butt cheek. I noticed it two weeks ago. It is under the skin and doesn't seem moveable. What could this be?

I have a golf ball sized mass on my right butt cheek. I noticed it two weeks ago. It is under the skin and doesn't seem moveable. What could this be?

Lump on buttock: A rather large lump on the back side for two weeks, could be a lipoma, fat tissue, or a sebaceous cyst, a clogged hair follicle or an injury to the area. It is most likely a benign lesion, so try warm compresses and see your doctor if it persists or worsens. Or if you get other similar lesions elsewhere. ...Read more

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How to treat painful red boil on inner right butt cheek with head that bleeds and has puss when I squeeze? Has a purplish tint to area

How to treat painful red boil on inner right butt cheek with head that bleeds and has puss when I squeeze? Has a purplish tint to area

May need surgery!: Simply draining (even by a doctor), squeezing, or treating with antibiotics may not eliminate this infected sebaceous cyst. The cyst sac that produces sebum must be surgically excised to prevent its recurrence. If not, infection may actually end up destroying enough tissue that once healed it won't recur, but this is backwards "treatment." have a surgeon look at this and deal with it definitively! ...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?

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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What do I do if I have a cyst in the groin near the bottom of my butt cheek that popped under the skin? There is no opening, no reddness, no pain.

What do I do if I have a cyst in the groin near the bottom of my butt cheek that popped under the skin? There is no opening, no reddness, no pain.

At this point,: Just watch carefully. If there is no redness or pain/tenderness, as you suggest, it is unlikely there is a worrisome infection. As this area of the body is exposed to many bacteria, keeping it as clean as possible, including exposed to air (no undies, loose skirt) may well be helpful. It may well slowly resolve and disappear on its own. If it enlarges, drains, becomes tender or red, see your Doc. ...Read more

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A boil/lump appeared on my butt-cheek under skin 4 yrs ago n left untreated. Nw it has grow to a ping pong ball size n hard. What it could be? M 22yrs

A boil/lump appeared on my butt-cheek under skin 4 yrs ago n left untreated. Nw it has grow to a ping pong ball size n hard. What it could be? M 22yrs

Hard to tell...: ...would need more detail or a picture. Given how long it's been there, my best guess is either a sebaceous cyst (not dangerous although at times they can become infected), or a lipoma (a collection of fat cells, not dangerous). you should be evaluated by a doctor if the lump is tender, is draining fluid, and/or is warm to touch. Particularly if it is located right next to your anus. ...Read more

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What is a hard, small, painful lump, about the size of a pea under the skin of my right butt cheek, near the area that connects with my thigh?

? lipoma: There is a type of lipoma called an angio lipoma which can be painful. To make an accurate diagnosis it needs to be cut out. ...Read more

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I am experiencing dry or cracking skin on my butt cheeks. Also I have one darker skin spot on each cheek. There is no itching, no pain at all, but visually and on the touch if feels rough. I am using moisturizer with aloe vera. What can I do more?

Dermatologist: Non-painful, non-itchy skin with a raised, rough surface should be evaluated by a dermatologist or other skin specialist. There are many possible diagnoses that include tumors (benign or malignant), infection, chronic inflammation, or other conditions like psoriasis. ...Read more

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Hard boil like bump between butt cheeks near anus. It's a bit sore had a small white head but nothing came out and the lump is huge. Appeared in a day. What is it?

Hard boil like bump between butt cheeks near anus. It's a bit sore had a small white head but nothing came out and the lump is huge. Appeared in a day. What is it?

Pilonidal abscess: From your description, it sounds like it could be a pilonidal abscess that is forming. You should have it checked out, as it may need to be drained. ...Read more

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I have developed certain overgrown skins on my butt cheek, near butthole and groin area. It's not painful. What are these?

Skin growths: More than likely these are benign multiple skin tags which usually occur in areas of friction, but a physician or dermatologist would have to examine you for diagnosis and advise you accordingly. ...Read more

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Why is the skin between my butt cheeks and between my thighs dark!? & how can I get rid of the discoloration? Prefer natural remedies. Never had sex b4

Hyperpigmentation: Could be from past skin infections most commonly fungal infections. Healing from infections lead to hyper pigmentation. I am sure there are cosmetic options but it is probably best left alone. Some people have increased pigmentation near skin folds ...Read more

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The skin between my butt cheeks is bruised has a grey colour?

The skin between my butt cheeks is bruised has a grey colour?

Sorry: To hear that. Did you have an injury and I am not sure what your question is? ...Read more

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I have wiped the skin between my butt cheeks raw, and it has cracked in a couple places. Do I need to see a doctor or are there home remedies?

I have wiped the skin between my butt cheeks raw, and it has cracked in a couple places. Do I need to see a doctor or are there home remedies?

Raw cracked skin: Indicates a need to see your doc, especially in the anal area. You need to avoid infection. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What could cause raw, peeling skin between my butt cheeks and near my vulva? It doesn't hurt unless I poke or scratch it-it doesn't itch either.

What could cause raw, peeling skin between my butt cheeks and near my vulva? It doesn't hurt unless I poke or scratch it-it doesn't itch either.

Irritation: There are a number of things that can irritate this sensitive area. Sensitivity to laundry detergents, toilet paper, or feminine products can cause this as well as yeast infection. Avoid products that have fragrance or color. ...Read more

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Raw, sometimes peeling skin between my butt cheeks and near my vulva for months years. I also have growth on anus that will not go away and often bleeds. How make this go away, which specialist to see?

Raw, sometimes peeling skin between my butt cheeks and near my vulva for months years. I also have growth on anus that will not go away and often bleeds. How make this go away, which specialist to see?

See a dermatologist.: Everything you are describing can be addressed by a dermatologist. You may also be seen by a gynecologist as well. What you are describing may be intertrigo or a yeast infection or even eczema. To first determine the diagnosis is necessary to initiate proper treatment. The anal growth can be addressed by either specialty as well. ...Read more

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Why is the skin in between my butt cheeks peeling?

Moist area: Often the area warm moist area can lead to yeast. See your doctor for the correct diagnosis and treatment. Try to wear cotton underwear that is loose and will absorb sweat. Avoid tight clothing. ...Read more

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I have discoloration and chaffing between my butt cheeks.  what do you suggest to get my skin back to its natural color?

I have discoloration and chaffing between my butt cheeks.  what do you suggest to get my skin back to its natural color?

Decrease chafing: There may be psoriasis, yeast or fungal infection. This will not be able to treated adequately with o/c creams. Mica tin cream o/c could help a yeast or fungal infection. This could be combined as tolerated with lac5 for gradual peeling of dark skin. Top layer should be diaper cream to separate skin to decrease friction. For prescription strength cream see dermatologist. ...Read more

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Why is the skin in between my butt cheeks peeling? I recently started working out more (3 miles a day) and I live in a hot Southern California city of 90-100 degrees in Oct., and I had a yeast infection under my breasts and my butt. The yeast infection ha

Why is the skin in between my butt cheeks peeling? I recently started working out more (3 miles a day) and I live in a hot Southern California city of 90-100 degrees in Oct., and I had a yeast infection under my breasts and my butt. The yeast infection ha

Intertrigo: "Yeast infection" is not a true infection. There may be a proliferation of yeasts as well as other microorganisms, but the basic situation is sweating and chaffing. Anti inflammatory such as hydrocortisone + azole such as miconazole cream are very effective therapy in addition to ventilation and a shower. Avoid scrubbing. ...Read more