Buttock pain

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Content updated on May 23, 2022

Description

Buttock pain is usually felt at the top of the buttocks and can radiate down the thigh and leg. It could occur due to injury, nerve compression, muscle strain, joint inflammation or cancer.

When to See a Doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Low back pain

  • Numbness / sensory disorder

  • Back pain

  • Abdominal pain

  • Abnormal sensation (tingling, prickling)

  • Numbness of lower limbs

Possible Causes

  • Neuropathic pain

    Neuropathic pain is a type of pain caused by nerve damage or a problem with the nervous system. it's characterized by burning, tingling, sharp, or stabbing pain (even if touched gently) which can be continuous or intermittent (comes and goes) and worse at rest or night. Common causes of neuropathic pain include viral infections, cancer, vascular malformations, alcoholism, diabetes nerve pressure or nerve damage after surgery or trauma, neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis.

  • Chronic pain

    Pain that is ongoing and usually lasts longer than six months. This type of pain can continue even after the injury or illness that caused it has healed or gone away. It interferes with daily life and can lead to depression and anxiety.

  • Cancer pain

    Cancer pain can occur as cancer grows into or destroys surrounding bone and tissue. As the cancer grows, it can press on surrounding nerves, bones and organs which can cause pain. The tumor can also release chemicals that can cause pain.

  • Femoral head necrosis
  • Spondyloarthropathy
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Infection after perineal laceration repair

  • Neurogenic intrapelvic syndrome

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you have buttock pain?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you have itchy skin?

  • Do you have skin redness?

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