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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Swollen Butt

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

  1. 1.Cellulitis

    Facial cellulitis is a skin infection that typically comes from other parts of the face like the mouth or the sinuses and needs antibiotic treatment. Symptoms can be pain, redness, warmth and swelling of the affected area.

    Dependent on severity of infection

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    fever, chills, facial redness, swollen face, face pain
    Symptoms that always occur with cellulitis:
    facial redness, area of skin redness
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Coccydynia

    The tailbone, called the coccyx, is the most bottom portion of the spine. Coccydynia is pain around the area of the tailbone, which is triggered by pressure on the tailbone such as during sitting on a hard chair. Symptoms get better with standing or walking. Doctors are not completely sure what causes this pain.

    May take weeks to months for significant pain relief to set in.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    back pain, lower back pain, painful sex, back pain that shoots to the butt, constant butt pain
    Symptoms that always occur with coccydynia:
    constant butt pain
    Symptoms that never occur with coccydynia:
    warm and red tailbone swelling
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  3. 3.Hemorrhoids

    Hemorrhoids are a very common condition that affects more 50% of the population, typically after the age of 30. Hemorrhoids are enlarged, bulging blood vessels in the anus that can bleed or clot.

    Chronic and can worsen with time. But, 90% of people are successfully managed with non-surgical treatments.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    constipation, rectal pain, rectal bleeding, pain when passing stools, anal itching
    Symptoms that never occur with hemorrhoids:
    unintentional weight loss
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  4. 4.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 Swollen Butt

  • Q.Do your symptoms worsen when sitting?
  • Q.Have you had any changes in your weight?
  • Q.Do you have a history of constipation?
  • Q.Do you have a rash?

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Swollen Butt Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced swollen butt have also experienced:

    • 10% Butt Pain
    • 9% Lower Back Pain
    • 6% Butt Pain
  • People who have experienced swollen butt had symptoms persist for:

    • 38% Less Than a Week
    • 23% Over a Month
    • 21% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced swollen butt were most often matched with:

    • 66% Cellulitis
    • 16% Coccydynia
    • 16% Hemorrhoids
  • 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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