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Buttock lump, thigh numbness

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  • Posted By: westerly
  • August 4, 2007
  • 08:18 PM

For six months I have had a lump in my right buttock. It has not gotten larger nor smaller. However, for the past month or so, I wake up at night with a somewhat painful tingling numbness in my right front thigh. An adjustment in sleep position relieves that problem. Are the two related and what diagnosis would you offer? Any help appreciated.:)

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  • I guess I should have added this to my original post: I'm in a remote area of Central America and cant get to a physician without a major trip. If this is something someone thinks needs immediate treatment, I'll MAKE the trip.
    westerly 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • My guess would be some kind of exotic insect bite, probably a spider. And, if it were truly serious, you would know it by now with fever and shortness of breath. I think you would be safe waiting it out, HOWEVER if there is anyone there who is familiar with the local fauna I'd ask them advice, even if you have to go up to a tribal doctor and point!;)
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  • LOL. Well, the lump is UNDER the skin, and you're right, it could be some kind of infection. I'll have it checked out in the U.S. where I can properly explain it. Pointing to my butt with a native could get me into deep _ _ _ _, so to speak.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Ha! That's hysterical - my mind never even went that way - lol. Is the lump tender to the touch? If it is, that would certainly point to infection. It also may just be some sort of fatty cyst that is impinging on a nerve. Best to check with doctor, but i don't envy your return to civilization, although I'd suggest you catch Sicko while you're here - would round out the medical theme of your trip!
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