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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Exp 50 years

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What causes tingling sensation in the buttocks?

Hi Dr. Andrew, I have been having some pinning sensation in the whole of my buttock which most often make me uncomfortable after sitting for some few minutes. This has been on for quite some time now and the size of my buttock is gradually reducing. I m a man of 48 years old. What do you think may be responsible please?
Fri, 26 Aug 2016
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Tingling in buttock is mostly caused by peripheral nerve damage. There are many causes of peripheral nerve damage such as diabetes, chronic kidneydisease, leprosy, vertebral compression, vasculitis, shingles and hypothyroidism etc.
Advice
1.     Take rest
2.     Avoid prolonged sitting
3.     Methylcobalamin 500 mcg once daily per oral for 3 months
4.     Gabapentin 100 mg thrice daily per oral for 15 days
5.     Consult a physiotherapist. Physiotherapist will suggest exercise for relieving such pain
6.     Investigation – MRI of spine and blood sugar (F & PP)
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