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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Butt Numbness

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced butt numbness. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Cauda Equina Syndrome (Rapid - Onset)

    Although leg pain is common and usually goes away without surgery, cauda equina syndrome, a rare disorder affecting the bundle of nerve roots (cauda equina) at the lower (lumbar) end of the spinal cord, is a surgical emergency.

    Indefinite

    Rarity:
    Ultra rare
    Top Symptoms:
    lower back pain, back pain that shoots to the butt, back pain that shoots down the leg, leg weakness, thigh numbness
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service

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  2. 2.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.

    1-2 months

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    pelvis pain, butt pain, pain when passing stools, leg numbness, hip pain
    Symptoms that never occur with piriformis syndrome:
    involuntary defecation, leaking urine
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Butt Numbness

  • Q.Where exactly is the numbness in the area around your buttocks?
  • Q.What is your body mass?
  • Q.Have you ever injected drugs?
  • 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:

    • 16% Buttocks Numbness
    • 7% Lower Back Pain
    • 4% Foot Numbness
  • People who have experienced butt numbness had symptoms persist for:

    • 37% Less Than a Day
    • 23% Less Than a Week
    • 21% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced butt numbness were most often matched with:

    • 70% Cauda Equina Syndrome (Rapid - Onset)
    • 30% Piriformis Syndrome
  • 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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