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Left gluteal muscle atrophy
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ocicat37 posted:
Hello.

I began experiencing left hip joint pain 2 days ago. I am an active woman and work out 4 times a week. about 5 mos ago i was very sick with bronchitis and received an injection in my left buttocks. tonight as i was massaging my lower back and hip area, i noticed a very clear indention in my left butt cheeck. when i looked in the mirror, there is clear muscle atrophy/wasting in this one area. i believe this is the same place i had my injection. Could i go this long and just now being having issues from the shot? is there any possibility it could be from something else? i do have a desk job but like i said, i am very active. currently sitting here as i type i have a warm/burning sensation at the top of my left butt cheek and the discomfort radiates to my left thigh and left lower back. As a matter of fact, my whole left side of my back feels super tight. has anyone else experienced this?
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dabrag responded:
Wow, I have an indention as well. I injured my low back more than ten years ago. The injury has become chronic over the past 1.5 years. 4 weeks ago I also noticed and indention over the left sacrum area and into my left butt cheek. I have been diagnosed with severe atrophy in in the left Glute Muscle.

Doctors won't even talk about the indention as if to dismiss it altogether. Turns out that 3 back doctors and 2 sports doctors have no idea. I can't sit for more than 10 minutes before either my butt, low back or thigh is killing me. Sometimes all. I sure would like to know if you get anywhere with this. I am at 9 months, lots of tests ($$$) and 5 Doc's trying to find something out.


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