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I have a lump inside my cheek, very painful. I can sit,

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I have a lump inside my butt cheek, very painful. I can sit, exercise, etc. Just really hurts it started about 2 days ago after a painful bowel movement
JA: How long have you had the lump? Is it hard or soft?
Customer: Just one day, it is hard
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Customer: I am a little overweight but other than healthy
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Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 3 months ago.


I can look at a picture here.

A lipoma [fatty tumor] is possible, sometimes they are painful.

A sebaceous cyst is likely, these are painful and must be removed.

A boil

An abscess.

You will need an exam.

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 months ago.

Thanks for this question

The most common cause of this if it was after a bowel movement would be an infarcted hemorrhoid

Do you have a picture of the area?

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