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Hello,,I have had a lot of lypomas over the years,,i had one

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Hello,,I have had a lot of lypomas over the years,,i had one on my inner edge of my butt cheek,,it was about 1" dia..It is now all swollen in this area and is now about 3" long in 4 days,,very sore,,i am now running a temp of 100.1 tonight,,what do you think,,Mark

mysticdoc :

The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.

mysticdoc :

Hello Mark,

mysticdoc :

Thanks for your question.

mysticdoc :

Based on your description, this is likely a bacterial infection.

mysticdoc :

An abscess formation is also possible.

mysticdoc :

A curse of antibiotic should be considered.

Customer:

it is about 3"long and about 3/4 in wide and about 1/2 in high

mysticdoc :

and it is painful

mysticdoc :

along with fever.

mysticdoc :

That makes infection likely.

Customer:

yes ,,hard to sit,,it is about 3/4 in from retrum hole running the lenghth of the inner cheek

mysticdoc :

ok

mysticdoc :

this is concerning.

mysticdoc :

You should see your doctor soon to drain the abscess and also a course of antibiotic.

mysticdoc :

ER visit also will be appropriate for speedy treatment.

Customer:

do they numn up the area good to do this

mysticdoc :

yes they do

mysticdoc :

you will not feel much pain

Customer:

I cannot deal with needles very well

mysticdoc :

do not worry.

mysticdoc :

local anesthetic is used to relieve the pain

Customer:

how big do they have to open the area

mysticdoc :

your size is adequate for drainage.

Customer:

do they do it where it started

mysticdoc :

they open it enough to remove it completely.

Customer:

that is at the top and it has grown downward

mysticdoc :

at the top.

Customer:

it started up above ,,about 1" dia

mysticdoc :

yes it should be opened from above.

mysticdoc :

may be extended down to remove in entirety

Customer:

do they have to stich it all up then

mysticdoc :

not required usually.

Customer:

ok,,no chance this will settle down on its own??

mysticdoc :

no unfortunately.

mysticdoc :

This may get worse causing more problems.

Customer:

I will go in tomorrow

mysticdoc :

sounds good

Customer:

thanks

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