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Have a lump in anal cavity or boil. What do I need to do,

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Have a lump in anal cavity or boil. What do I need to do

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the lump? Is it hard or soft?

Just noticed it last night. Hard

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Health
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Health Professional: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 11 months ago
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Health Professional: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 11 months ago

Is this just adjacent to anal opening?

Is it painful, warm, tender?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Painful
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Tender yes
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Health Professional: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 11 months ago

You need an antibiotic course immediately. This is termed a perianal abscess. This can complicate and turn into a fistula. So you need to seek an urgent consultation with your doctor. Meanwhile, ice compresses in the area, Ibuprofen and local neosporin cream would help you.

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Thank you will consult Dr.
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