What other symptoms might occur with buttock pain?

Buttock pain may accompany other symptoms, which vary depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition. Additional symptoms that may occur along with buttock pain include:

  • Bruising

  • Limited movement of the back or hip

  • Limping

  • Lower back pain

  • Muscle weakness or numbness

  • Pain, aches or stiffness in the hips, legs or groin

  • Snapping, popping or grinding sensation of the hip or lower back

  • Swelling (edema) of the buttocks

  • Temperature changes including warmth or burning sensations

Symptoms that might indicate a serious condition

In some cases, buttock pain may occur with other symptoms that might indicate a serious or life-threatening condition that should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you have any of these symptoms:

  • Bloody stools or heavy rectal bleeding

  • Inability to walk or put weight on your leg or hip

  • Sudden deformity of the hip or thigh

  • Weakness or paralysis  of the leg or hip


What is buttock pain?

Buttock pain includes any type of discomfort in the area of the buttocks. The buttocks are made up of three gluteal muscles behind the pelvis that help support the body while standing and enable many movements of the legs, hips and trunk. The buttocks also contain many nerves and blood vessels, while layers of fat cushion the pelvis when you are sitting.

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What causes buttock pain?

Buttock pain can result from a variety of factors. For example, sitting for extended periods can cause pressure and numbness within the buttocks. Strenuous activity combined with inadequate stretching or failure to properly warm up or cool down can lead to painful sprains and strains of the buttocks.

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Medical Reviewer: Cynthia Haines, MD Last Annual Review Date: Aug 16, 2013 Copyright: © Copyright 2014 Health Grades, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Health Grades, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the HealthGrades User Agreement.

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