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The gluteus maximus is the powerhouse of the butt—not to mention the largest muscle in your body. It gives you a kickstart when you run, propels you up the stairs, and provides protective padding—along with some needed fat—when you sit.

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Butt bumps may be painful, red, or itchy. The most common causes for bumps on the butt include skin conditions like cysts, boils, warts, or skin abscess. Allergens to hygienic products, chemicals, or plants can also cause itchy, red bumps on on the butt.

What does anal mucus discharge mean? If you are experiencing this symptom you may have an infection like E. Coli, or an inflammatory condition like Crohn’s disease.

An anal fissure is a small tear or crack in the tissue of the anus. It makes bowel movements hurt and bleed. Fissures are easy to treat and take just a few weeks to heal. But they will happen again if you don’t fix the cause. Here’s how.

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Hemorrhoids cause itching and pain around your anus. They happen when the small blood vessels become swollen, from straining and other reasons. The discomfort can be treated with over-the-counter medications, and you can learn how to prevent them.

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What causes rectal pain? Read about the top 9 rectal pain causes and rectal pain relief and treatment options to alleviate your rectal discomfort.

Swelling in one side of the buttocks may point to several underlying conditions, including a bruised buttocks, cellulitis, and more. Read more below to learn about 4 possible causes of swollen buttocks.

Are you experiencing swelling in your anus? A swollen anus may actually be due to a swollen rectum, since the two parts of the body are so closely related. Anal and rectal swelling range in severity, from common conditions that you can treat at home, such as hemorrhoids, to conditions that require a doctor's care, such as cellulitis. Read more below to learn what may be causing swelling around your anus and rectum, and possible treatments.

Anal pain is discomfort or pain in the anus, where bowel movements leave the body. It may be caused by hemorrhoids or other diseases of your digestive tract.

An itchy anus, also known as pruritus ani, is a common condition that has an array of causes. The most common causes for anus itching include hemorrhoids, dermatitis , or irritation from hygienic products.

Buttock pain can affect either the right or left cheek, as well as the anus. Butt pain can also occur when walking or sitting. Butt muscle pain can be caused by trauma from an injury that may result in a bruise or pulled muscle, damage to the sciatic nerve, or hemorrhoids.

If you notice bright, red blood right after a bowel movement, you may have rectal bleeding. A bleeding rectum can be commonly caused by anal fissures, hemorrhoids, or chronic constipation.

Understand scabbed butt bump symptoms, including 6 causes & common questions.

Understand your yellow or white butt bump symptoms, including 6 causes and common questions.butt

Experiencing a numb butt can be caused from sitting too long which can feel as if your buttock is "asleep". Other causes of butt numbness include issues with spinal muscles which can also cause numbness in the lower back.

Understand your tailbone pain symptoms, including 5 causes & common questions.