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What causes a pinching like sensation above the buttock?

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Posted on Mon, 5 Nov 2018
Question: Hello i am a 36 yearold female . I am having chronic pinching like pain in my right side above my right buttocks. Its a 4 on a scale of 1-10 but its certainly present and its really starting to bother me. i thought it could be dehydration but I am hydrating and in still there unabated. I also feel lethargic and weaker than normal
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Answered by Dr. Ornela Ademovi (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:

Pinched nerve

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

It would be ideal to have a physical examination done in order to get a better idea of the pain you are referring.

However, from your description I suspect you have a pinched nerve, also called a radiculopathy and is caused by a compression or irritation of a nerve where it branches out from the spine.

The pain usually radiates down the path of that nerve and also causes muscle weakness and/or numbness.

You would need a neurological examination and ideally an MRI for further examination and diagnosis.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Ornela Ademovi, General & Family Physician
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What causes a pinching like sensation above the buttock?

Brief Answer: Pinched nerve Detailed Answer: Hello, It would be ideal to have a physical examination done in order to get a better idea of the pain you are referring. However, from your description I suspect you have a pinched nerve, also called a radiculopathy and is caused by a compression or irritation of a nerve where it branches out from the spine. The pain usually radiates down the path of that nerve and also causes muscle weakness and/or numbness. You would need a neurological examination and ideally an MRI for further examination and diagnosis. Hope I have answered your query. Take care Regards, Dr Ornela Ademovi, General & Family Physician