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let me look at that photo.
this could like it could be an abscess or an anal fissure.
you really need to see a surgeon to get an ultrasound of the area.
I was thinking that
you might need a surgeon to cut into it and drain the fluid out.
Is there anything I can take to solve it?
Its not actually in the anus though
Its literally on the cheek nowhere near
you have already used antibiotics.
Was it the right antibiotic though?
I used cipmox which is from another country
yes, cipro is a strong antibiotic.
if cipro don't do it, you need to see a surgeon to cut into it and drain it.
that might be the only way it will heal.
I know you don't want to see a doctor, but you really have to.
What is the worst case scenario?
could be an abscess or infection deeper below.
So I should go to the doctors asap basically?
best to see a doctor soon.
need to get it evaluated.
If I leave it for a little while I take it it will get worse?
it very well could get worse
or the infection could spread to the blood.
What would happen then?
then you would need to go into the hospital.
for IV antibiotics.
wow.. how did this happen though? I cannot get my head around it
How does something like this just form??
I haven't done anything out of the ordinary
sometimes a hair follcile can get infected
Infected how though, public toilet? :s
through the skin.
or this could be a pilonidal cyst.
I mean where does it come from, I am a clean person so I don't understand how it can get infected in the first place
could be an infection
or a subcutaneous cyst.
needs ultrasound for evaluation.
These are worst case though I take it ?
Hopefully I can go to the doctor and he should be able to recommend something to sort it?
your doctor might recommend to incise the area to drain it for it to eventually heal.
Is that something that can be done at the doctors?
yes, the doctor can usually take care of it.
you might have to see a surgeon to incise into it.
it looks like a bleeding boil.
which would also might need to be incised.
So you think the most likely thing that will happen if I go doctors is that they will cut it slightly and drain it then let it heal?
they might do that.
or do an ultrasound of the area to see how deep it goes.
This is all stuff that can be done at the doctors?
they might culture the area to check what specific infection is there.
yes, the doctors office can take care of it.
do you have a GP doctor you can see?
Yes I have a GP and am going to see him tomorrow
good luck to you.
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