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Hi Doctor, I have a complain, 3 years ago I had a boil on my

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Hi Doctor, I have a complain, 3 years ago I had a boil on my left knee it was treated and gone, but once in a while I feel sharp pain on that spot, but I feel nothing when I exert pressure over the scare.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

mysticdoc :

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mysticdoc :

Hello,

mysticdoc :

Thanks for your question.

mysticdoc :

Scar tissue at the site of boil can irritate the superficial skin nerve.

mysticdoc :

THis can cause the sharp pain sometimes.

mysticdoc :

THis is not concerning --part of healing process.

mysticdoc :

Usually over time, this problem will subside.

Customer: almost 3 years now.
mysticdoc :

Yes, the scar tissue rlated problem can persist.

mysticdoc :

Since you do not have any problem during walknig or climbing, this is not knee joint related.

mysticdoc :

And without any swelling or redness, this is not infection.

mysticdoc :

So this is likely nerve related problem.

mysticdoc :

You can see a surgeon to remove the scar tissue.

mysticdoc :

This can be helpful.

Customer: Really no problem during walking or climbing, no redness or swelling
Customer: But if left alone will it go away
mysticdoc :

yes it will but may take long time.

mysticdoc :

But again, this is not concerning.

Customer: What do you mean by is not concerning?
mysticdoc :

That means it is not a serious thing.

mysticdoc :

and will not cause any further problem.

Customer: okay
Customer: Can I ask any other question?
mysticdoc :

sure go ahead

mysticdoc :

will be back shortly

Customer: I woke up 2 days ago, with a boil like stuff close to my anus
Customer: This is not the first time am experiencing such, but it comes and go,
mysticdoc :

was it painful?

mysticdoc :

any bleeding?

Customer: painful but no bleeding
mysticdoc :

ok

mysticdoc :

this is a bacterial infection.

mysticdoc :

It is better to get a course of antibiotic so that it does not return.

Customer: okay, like?
mysticdoc :

amoxicillin

Customer: okay Doc.
mysticdoc :

very welcome

mysticdoc :

Best wishes,


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Customer: Doc I will rate you excellent, but concerning the swelling close to my anus, I feared before that it was pile, may be because it runs in my family?
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Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
Pile or hemorrhoid is another possibility.
THis is not hereditary by the way.
Long standing, constipation can cause hemorrhoids.
But this is treatable with stool softeners, Sitz bath ( sitting in warm bowl of water 10 -15 minutes daily).
Please see your doctor for a clinical evaluation.

Best wishes

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