Patient Comments: Gluteal Injury - Symptoms and Signs


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Comment from: Angie, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 07

So, what happened to me was that I slipped walking down the stairs and hurt my right buttock cheek back in 2006. I got a huge bruise and lump from the gluteal injury, with a lot of pain. I have high tolerance for pain and this made me cry. After a few weeks, the bruise went away and I was left with a lump that doesn’t hurt or anything, but to this day I still have it and is very noticeable with leggings and it makes me a little self-conscious. Wondering what I can do to get rid of this lump.

Comment from: Bkhollo, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 03

I felt sharp stabbing pain in my upper thigh; it was like my skin was ripping apart. The gluteal injury site was swollen and felt like a bag of sand taped to my leg. It would burn like someone had a lighter lit under my leg. Touching my thigh felt like it was numb.

Comment from: Misdiagnosed, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: October 08

I walked down 26 flights of stairs and ever since then I have been having pain on my buttocks and can no longer walk a long distance. I was put on prednisone and have gotten steroid shots for the gluteal injury, but all to no avail. I had also gone through physical therapy. Bowel movement is really difficult; it feels like there is a blockage, so I have to take laxative to relieve myself. Dancing is impossible. Because I had a back surgery 10 years ago, the doctors are focusing on the lower back. I am still in pain.

Comment from: Unlucky , 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 30

With my gluteal injury I have buttock pain and sciatica pain radiating in the thigh. I am not able to sit down or walk, and also had popping in the back of my leg, and groin pain.

Comment from: Toremybutt, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 19

I’m very flexible, first off. After my gluteal injury, I couldn’t bring my knee to my chest to put on socks. I couldn’t turn my knee in towards my other knee or away from it (complete inability, when the doctor did it for me, I about jumped out of my skin), and unable to touch my foot bending down. When lying on my good side, I couldn’t lift my blankets off me. It feels like I have a big growth, like there’s extra weight when I go to roll over. My joint also felt like glass. I had a limp for 2 weeks leading up to my appointment.


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