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Very accute pain in the left lower buttock comes and goes!

On Wednesday at 1 am I was sleeping and suddenly I start feeling the most acute pain I 've ever experience in my life in my lower left buttock, the pain also came with a burning sensation, after 5 seconds of horror,  it stopped and started again 5 minutes later. This went on for 1 hour. Thursday nothing happened. Friday again around 1 am happened again for 30 minutes. Today Saturday, its been happening since 9 am, its 4 pm and I am still suffering. I already took 800 mg of ibuprofen 2 times and nothing happens. PLEASE H-E-L-P-!! it comes and goes every 4 minutes and the pain last around 4-5 seconds of excruciating pain!!

I sit a lot, not exercising much lately. Haven't been on any accident before, I am female, 5"2' 114 lbs in my 50's.
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Hi Emmy,

Welcome to our Pain Management Forum. I'm so very sorry to hear about your buttock pain. We understand how disruptive pain is to our lives.

Does the pain travel any where? Do you have pain in other areas  - like the side of your upper thigh - or your groin - or down the back of your thigh? Is it only a burning pain - or does it also throb or ache?

Obviously your pain could be due to several things - such as a structural issue in your lower spine. It could also be your SIJ (Sacroiliac Joint). Females develop problems with their SIJs for a variety or reasons, one being child barring.  Only your physician can DX your pain - but plz keep the SIJ in mind as it's often over looked and under-diagnosed.

Burning pain usually indicates nerve involvement. When nerves become compressed or inflamed they tend to let us know by a burning pain.

I hope you'll consult your PCP. Please let us know how you are doing. If you have additional questions please feel free to ask. I'll look forward to hearing from you again.

Take Care,
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