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I have pain in the left side of my butt constantly. Is there a way to figure out the cause without going to the doctor?
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Dr. Greg Khounganian
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Straight leg raise
An easy test to perform to see if the pain may be related to a slipped disc causing sciatica is called the straight leg raise test.
If you lay flat and have a friend raise your leg without bending your knee. If this maneuver recreates the butt pain you probably have a slipped disc and should see a doctor. If not this can possibly be a simple low back sprain. See an md if pain continues.

In brief: Straight leg raise
An easy test to perform to see if the pain may be related to a slipped disc causing sciatica is called the straight leg raise test.
If you lay flat and have a friend raise your leg without bending your knee. If this maneuver recreates the butt pain you probably have a slipped disc and should see a doctor. If not this can possibly be a simple low back sprain. See an md if pain continues.
Dr. Greg Khounganian
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
No unless you are the doctor!

In brief: No
No unless you are the doctor!
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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