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Experience:  Board Certified NP, MS, RN. 25 years private practice & hospitalist
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I have a hard lump near my anus that is pretty painful. I

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I have a hard lump near my anus that is pretty painful. I can't cough, it's hard to get up from the sitting position. It started 2 days ago & today is def the worst day. I'm between insurance right now so I don't want to waste the money if I'm going to get told to wait it out.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 1 year ago.


This is probably a boil and it would need to be opened and drained and perhaps packed by a medical professional. It isn't something you can "wait out." The odds of it healing on its own are incredibly small (somewhere between slim and none).

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