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2 Potential Butt Bruise Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Bruised Buttocks

    A bruise is the damage of the blood vessels that return blood to the heart (the capillaries and veins), which causes pooling of the blood. This explains the blue/purple color of most bruises. Bruises of the buttocks are common, given the location on the body.

    Bruises begin to heal within one week.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    constant butt pain, butt pain, recent buttocks injury, butt pain from an injury, butt bruise
    Symptoms that always occur with bruised buttocks:
    butt pain from an injury, recent buttocks injury, constant butt pain
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  2. 2.Tailbone Bruise

    A bruise is the damage of the blood vessels that return blood to the heart (the capillaries and veins), which causes pooling of the blood. This explains the blue/purple color of most bruises. Bruises of the tailbone are common, given the location on the body.

    Bruises will begin to heal over the course of a week

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    constant butt pain, tailbone pain, tailbone pain from an injury, tailbone injury, butt bruise
    Symptoms that always occur with tailbone bruise:
    tailbone pain from an injury, tailbone injury, constant butt pain
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Butt Bruise

  • Q.Where exactly is your pain?
  • Q.Do you have a rash?
  • Q.Did you recently suffer an injury to your butt?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?

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Butt Bruise Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced butt bruise have also experienced:

    • 9% Butt Pain
    • 4% Lower Back Pain
    • 4% Tailbone Pain
  • People who have experienced butt bruise had symptoms persist for:

    • 48% Less Than a Week
    • 25% Less Than a Day
    • 11% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced butt bruise were most often matched with:

    • 11% Bruised Buttocks
    • 2% Tailbone Bruise
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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