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This is embarrissing! I am 41 year old woman that has discoved a very large mass or lump growing outside her anal area/between her vagina and her anus. I am very scared because it hurts and is pretty good sized. It seems to be growing a bit, but honestly I cant see it< so I am just going by the feel of it. I just found it about a week ago, and DO NOT have any medical insurance right now, so I do not know what to do or whom to even contact?? My boyfriend and I did engage in anal sex about a month ago, but we have before and nothing ever came of it. PLEASE write me back to let me know what to do? It is the holiday (NY-2010) and I am not sure if it warrents me going to the emergency rooom?? I am just afraid it will block my anus and I will be unable defecate. It is really sore, I was ready people talking about a cyst...but are the swallon and hard and painful?? Please respond -


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replied January 4th, 2010
Sexual Health - Men Answer A8838
Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

In all probability what you have is likely an abscess or a boil. This can happen due infection introduced by anal sex. Normally, this would need anti- inflammatory analgesics and antibiotics and at times the pus needs to be drained. Since you are with the same partner, chances of genital warts are less.

However a confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on the internet. So, if ER is your only option, then you have to go there. Hope this helps. Take care!



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