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I have this hard nodule that is kind of that is hard and it's right between my butt cheeks and it is very painful it started as if I thought I was just raw from working out but it hurts to wipe very sensitive to touch red as if inflammed and it's bigger now than it was a couple of days. Should I be worried? Is this a cancer and what exactly can I do so subside this pain?


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replied May 13th, 2010
Hernia Answer A12052
Hi,

Welcome to the ehealthforum. I am glad to help you out. From the description of the symptoms, it seems like a pilonidal cyst. A pilonidal cyst is a cyst that develops along the tailbone (coccyx) near the cleft of the buttocks. These cysts usually contain hair and skin debris. An infected pilonidal cyst is an abscess that requires incision and drainage in order to improve. Please do consult a surgeon for the same. I sincerely hope this information helps. Take care.




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