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Your Butt Numbness May Also be Known as:
Bottom numbness
Bottom tingling
Butt area numbness
Butt area tingling
Butt tingling
Can't feel bottom
Can't feel butt
Can't feel butt area
Can't feel rear

Top 7 Butt Numbness Causes

  1. 1.Piriformis Syndrome

    Piriformis syndrome is a condition when a muscle spanning the lower spine to the top of the thighbone presses upon the sciatic nerve, causing pain and numbness.

    You should visit your primary care physician, who would perform a physical exam, looking for other possible causes of your symptoms. Treatment involves NSAIDs (Ibuprofen), massage, and physical therapy.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    pelvis pain, butt pain, pain when passing stools, leg numbness, back pain that shoots down the leg
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Anal Fissure

    Anal fissures are splits or tears in the part of the anus closest outside of the body. They're very common and typically affect the young and middle-aged and both genders, equally. 11% of people will have an anal fissure in their lifetime.

    You can treat anal fissures "conservatively", meaning without need for prescription treatment. It consists of increasing fiber and water in your diet, taking sitz baths, and using a topical analgesic (pain-relieving cream). Stool softeners can also make passing stools less uncomfortable.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    rectal pain, pain when passing stools, painful rectal bleeding, mild rectal bleeding, sharp pain when passing stools
    Symptoms that never occur with anal fissure:
    unintentional weight loss
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  3. 3.Fibromyalgia

    Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes widespread pain, tenderness, and fatigue.

    Fibromyalgia is treated symptomatically. Medication, therapy, and stress reduction may reduce symptoms.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, anxiety, trouble sleeping, depressed mood, headache
    Symptoms that always occur with fibromyalgia:
    hidden: arthralgias or myalgias
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  4. 4.Traumatic Vertebral Fracture

    Vertebral fracture is a fracture or dislocation of a vertebra that can cause bone fragments to pinch and damage the spinal nerves or spinal cord. Most spinal fractures occur from car accidents, falls, gunshot, or sports.

    Call 911 immediately.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    back pain, constant back pain, severe back pain, back pain that shoots down the leg, back pain affecting the spine
    Symptoms that always occur with traumatic vertebral fracture:
    back pain
    Symptoms that never occur with traumatic vertebral fracture:
    mild back pain
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service
  5. 5.Ankylosing Spondylitis

    Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis of the spine. It causes swelling between the vertebrae, which are the disks that make up the spine, and in the joints between the spine and pelvis.

    You should visit your primary care physician, where, based on clinical exam, blood tests, and x-ray, your doctor will likely recommend physical therapy and medications (Ibuprofen or an immune-system modifier).

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, trouble sleeping, back pain, joint pain, pain in the back of the neck
    Symptoms that always occur with ankylosing spondylitis:
    back pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  6. 6.Lower Back Arthritis

    Osteoarthritis, most often simply called arthritis, is a disease of cartilage. In joints, where bones touch and move against one another, cartilage helps provide lubrication for smooth movement, and acts as a shock absorber. Cartilage is also present in between vertebrae, which are the bones comprising the spine. Osteoarthritis of the spine, also known as degenerative joint disease, happens when the cartilage between vertebrae dries out and shrinks. The vertebrae are thus not as able to move smoothly against one another. The ability to walk and perform normal daily activities can be impaired due to inflammation and pain in the lower back.

    You schedule an appointment with your primary care physician (PCP), who will coordinate your care with a specialist, a physical therapist, or both. Degenerative joint disease in the spine is commonly treated with general analgesics (pain killers) such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), or stronger narcotic pain killers such hydrocodone (Vicodin) or oxycodone (Percocet) in more serious cases. Corticosteroid injections into the joints are also commonly performed, and are a very effective treatment for pain.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    lower back pain, spontaneous back pain, back pain that gets worse when straightening it, back pain from overuse, lower back injury
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  7. 7.Iliolumbar Syndrome

    Iliolumbar Syndrome is caused by a tear of the iliolumbar ligament, which connects the hip to the spine. It's caused by overuse or acute trauma to the area.

    You should visit your primary care physician, who can confirm the diagnosis through asking questions. Treatment involves rest to allow healing, followed by physical therapy to strengthen the area after.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    lower back pain, back pain that shoots to the butt, severe back pain, back pain that shoots to the groin
    Symptoms that always occur with iliolumbar syndrome:
    lower back pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Butt Numbness

  • Q.Is your buttocks numbness constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.How numb is the area around your butt?
  • Q.Is your foot numbness getting better or worse?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?

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Butt Numbness Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced butt numbness have also experienced:

    • 25% Foot Numbness
    • 8% Back Pain That Gets Worse When Straightening It
    • 8% Knee Pain
  • People who have experienced butt numbness had symptoms persist for:

    • 25% Over a Month
    • 25% Less Than a Week
    • 20% Two Weeks to a Month
  • People who have experienced butt numbness were most often matched with:

    • 5% Piriformis Syndrome
    • 5% Anal Fissure
    • 5% Fibromyalgia

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