I cant remember for sure, but It has been there for a few months at least. It started to bleed / discharge (when pressed) in the last couple of weeks - thats when I noticed the smell.
Its about the size of half a lentil.
I have an update on this and a further question if you don't mind.
My doctor agreed with you that it was an infected hair follicle. I advised him to investigate further as I had had protected sex with a new partner (I was worried that the condom may not have covered the area if it was open by chance).
My doctor did the following tests with normal results -
After a long time when there was no improvement with antibiotics and Neosporin, the doctor surgically removed the cyst. The wound healed in time even though the holes from the stitches were bleeding once in a while.
Today I noticed another lump around 1 cm to the right of the stitches and a small amount of blood from it.
Please can you advise on what this could be? I am really concerned regarding this.
Thanks for your quick response.
This one is quite similar to the previous one. It has been around for maybe 4 days to a week. Only today did I notice it being slightly open and a drop of blood on it.
I really don't know doc. I'm still trying to figure out what it could be. It looks like it is the same. But would an infected hair follicle appear like this again right next to the first one? Seems like too much of a co-incidence to me and it is freaking me out.
My doctor was convinced that it was an infected hair follicle and even removed the cyst. All the cultures that came back were normal. I just need to know what else this could be or if this is normal for infected hair follicles.