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Ummm, is concerned with a swollen lump near my anus weeks

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Ummm, is concerned with a swollen lump near my anus weeks after perianal abscess drainage. Not sure if it’s just a haemorrhoid
JA: How long have you had the lump? Is it hard or soft?
Customer: It is hard
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: I also had a fistula removed I think as well as the incision on the abscess

Hello. I'm Dr Chip
Could you please post a picture of that for me on this page?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Sorry, I forgot to say you can’t see the lump it’s in the left buttock close to the anal opening next to the scar

Is it tender?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Yeah it is, it isn’t as painful as the perianal abscess was. But I feel some mild discomfort, can sit down but it is painful to wipe. I experienced a string of mucous (I think) on my toilet roll this morning after a bowl movement.

Then it's definitely an external hemorrhoid and nothing serious

I suggest you apply over the counter topical hydrocortisone cream twice a day for a week along with taking a stool softener like Colace daily to treat that

Please let me know if you need any more information

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Thank you!! Sorry I’m a a paranoid person, so this definitely isn’t the perianal abscess recurring?

No--it definitely isn't that

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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Will do, thanks for being amazing!!

My pleasure entirely

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