My mom has recently developed a large painful lump on her buttock. Any ideas about what this could be and what caused it?

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We still have home healthcare coming in due to some pressure sores that have pretty much cleared up. The nurse will be here on Monday, but I just thought I'd ask if anyone might know what this could be?

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Thanks Carol! Not an emergency at this point, but I'm concerned. The nurse will be here tomorrow.
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If you have Visiting Nursing Association, you can call 24-7 for advice or to ask for a nurse to come out. At least that's how it is here in Indiana, PA. Or you can call her Dr and usually there's a message on Dr's answering machines that let you know what to do in case of emergency. Of course, if it's unbearable for your mother or has any redness, it's a trip to the Emergency Room. As much as I hate to go to the ER, I have never regretting taking either of my parents after we get them home - even if we could have waited. It's a win-win situation ... either you catch something in time or you're given peace of mind so you can sleep that night knowing what's going on. Take care.
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