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Pain around the anus. Red and swollen half way around it.

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Customer: Pain around the anus. Red and swollen half way around it. Hurts to touch it. Does not hurt to have a bowel movement though, but does hurt to wipe. I'm a male, never had anal sex, and am mid 30's healthy and active. No drugs or alcohol. Not sure what it is, hurts when at work sometimes, so I use talc powder to make the friction less.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: It has been there for 2 weeks now
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Painful swelling is likely a bacterial infection unless proven otherwise.

This can be a rectal abscess as well.

THis is an urgent situation.

Please go to the ER for clinical evaluation.

May need to be drained and then antibiotic course.
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