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lump on my butt crack the size of a golf ball?

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Hi,

Yesterday morning I had a rather tiring soccer game, which left me with alot of muscle pain and soreness, but nothing out of the ordinary, and I had some pain in my butt when I sat, which I thought it was related to bruising that I had suffered during the game. I tried to sleep over it and I recovered from most of my muscle pain however the pain on my butt was worst, I could barely sit down. After checking out that area I found that I had a lump on my butt crack, almost the size of a golf ball, it kinda looks like haemorrhoids (but can those even happen outside the anus?)

I never noticed it before but I find it strange that this can appear from one day to another, so I guess I had it for before and the game only made it worst. I also noticed that there's 2 white spots on the lump that almost look like acne pimple so maybe they are and having them on top of the lump is what's now causing the pain?

Could someone tell me what this can be and how can I treat it?


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replied August 5th, 2011
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Acne and Skin Disorders Answer A25762
Hi,

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out. Your concern is regarding the painful lump on the buttocks. It seems like folliculitis or a boil. Boils are caused by infection of the hair follicle by staph aureus.

Apply warm compresses on the bump and keep the area clean. You should consult a doctor as you might need a course of antibiotics(topical and oral)/anti-inflammatories to take care of the same. Some cases may need incision and drainage.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.



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