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Please Help! Perirectal Perianal Cyst Or Abscess?

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i have a large hard lump near my anus. It is sore (mostly to the touch) and tender. It kind of looks like a pimple from the outside but if you push on it you can feel a rather large lump, but I have not had any drainage. My worst fear is cancer. I have been to the emergency room but the doctor said he didnt know what it could be, gave me antibiotics and referred me to a surgeon. The antibiotics dont seem to be helping and the appointment with the surgeon isn't until the end of november. If you have had any experience with anything like this, please let me know what your symptoms and everything was like. Thank you!
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replied November 24th, 2006
Hi there. Yes, I have experienced the same thing you are describing in your post. Mine occurred 2 years ago, started as a tender swollen lump near my anus (left side) and I thought it was due to hemroids or something. Then one day the pain got really bad, I applied a hot towel to the area and the pain suddenly went away, but when I turned on the light I noticed blood, pus, and foul smell on the towel. I consulted with my physician and it was an "anal abscess." he put me on a round of antibiotics, and everything went away. Yesterday, I noticed the same thing in the same area, and I believe its the same thing cuz I did notice some pus and blood. I am going to consult with a physician tomorrow cuz it recurred and could be an "anal fistula" both these things are not harmful, a fistula is when a tunnel is formed from the previous abscess to the anal canal, this can reinfect and usually required a minor surgery. I dont believe I have a fistula just a recurred abscess cuz I home-treated the discharge on the previous abscess (popped on its own) so perhaps all the contents did not empty, and it got reinfected. In short, whatever you have is not harmful, its rather common so just see a Dr. And you should be fine. Looks that you posted on 10/30, so you have prolly healed by now. Do follow-up, and let me know what happened. I am going to a family Dr. Tomm. But I am sure he'll give me antibiotics, but I do want to see a specialist.
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replied December 10th, 2006
Unknowngirl Perirectal Abscess
My son was 4 weeks old (15 years ago) when he had a perirectal abscess.
He was rushed to the hospital where they lanced and drained the abscess. I can't imagine the pain you must be going thru. I remember him being in pain. Every diaper change he had to sit in the tub. Please go for a second opinion and not let it go. Take care, linda44
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replied January 22nd, 2009
Had one when 38 weeks pregnant
I was less than a month away from delivering my beautiful daughter when I got one of these. I had a full spinal, so they numbed me from the waist down and lanced it. It was horrible. I have had 4 of these all in the same area, 3 were pilonital and this last one was the perirectal. I wouldn't wish one of these on my worst enemy!
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replied June 17th, 2009
perianal abscess
I am anorectal surgeon your complaints consistent with perianal abscess which need immediate drainage
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replied August 17th, 2009
hi i had surgery for my perianal abcess now i have a another harder lump which is small more deeply located where the other one is healing. I have been prescribed antibiotics - will it go away? or would i need surgey again?
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replied April 11th, 2010
Abcess
you may be prescribed antibiotics, if these fail to make the lump subside then you will need to get it lanced, either using local or general anasthetic, need follow up with surgeron, they may insert and endoscope to see if there is a link or if it is external or internal abcess. Go to A and E asap
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