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Swelling in these two areas that I am linking pictures for.

The swelling just came on...
Swelling in these two areas that I am linking pictures for. The swelling just came on today and is mildly painful. What can this be?
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10/23/2017
Dr. Arun Phophalia
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
ok

Is it warm, tender, red?

Any specific area of inflammation, boil, skin infection?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
The red area in in between the anus and my testicles (i dont know what that area is called). My groin is also swollen on the left side as you can see from the picture. And my left groin area hurts.

These areas are the draining lymph nodes so are swollen.

You need a course of antibiotic for the read area in between the anus and testes. This is likely to be folliculitis or perianal abscess developing. This is also causing the swollen lymph nodes. You may consider going to an urgent care clinic for immediate prescription of antibiotic.

Meanwhile application of Neosporin cream, Ibuprofen (Motrin) and ice compresses would help you.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Hi would this also explain the general pain in the left groin? Also Can this be some type of STD? And how urgent is it that I go to an urgent care center? I cannot go for another 2 days

This does not indicate a STD.

This area is prone to infection.

Ideally you should get the antibiotic early as this can cause a complication of forming fistula in anus or rectum (which is draining of the pus inside this body cavity).

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
would this cause general pain in the left groin area? Does this look more like a perianal abscess ?

Yes this can cause general pain left groin.

This is not yet perianal abscess, but may be developing one.

Thus the antibiotics.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Will it go away on its own without antibiotics or no?
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Also, can any serious health conditions be ruled out here? like Cancer or others?

There is no serious condition.

Antibiotics are almost always needed.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I will give you a five star rating for sure! Last question.... Can I just go to my general doctor or should I go to an urgent care center?

Thanks.

Ideal would be to go to an urgent care; as your can start antibiotic today.

If your can get hold of your primary care physician tomorrow in the morning, you may do that. Do not delay beyond tomorrow.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Ok thank you. Five star review going your way and I will mark you as a favorite. Thanks for the clear answers Dr. Arun Phophalia!

You are most welcome.

Wishing you a speedy recovery.

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