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Painful lump on bum

Hi,

At the top of my bum crack I have a very large, very painful lump.

I probably noticed it last year when it was about the size of a pea and it only hurt when I lay in the bath. Didnt really think much of it until last week when the area started hurting!

I now have a lump about the size of a golf ball and Im in agony! I cant sit, walk properly, bend over, even sitting on the toilet is a job!! I have booked an appointment with my GP but he is not available till next Thurs and I dont know if its serious enough to visit the A&E department of the Hospital?? There is no puss or no hole on it that some people have been talking of, just a lump with a bit of redness around the area. You can see it on top of the skin and feel its much larger but its excrutiating to touch!!!

Any ideas, I would love to hear

Thanks!! Crying or Very sad
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replied July 15th, 2009
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If it is that sore I would not wait around until next Thursday the 23rd...I would get in now for possibly medication or to see if they want to drain this...Good luck...

Caroline
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replied July 16th, 2009
I tried they just said they are extremely busy with people thinking they have swine flu! Obviously more important than my sore bum!!!
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replied July 16th, 2009
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Hopefully soaking it will relieve the pressure...Good luck...

Caroline
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replied August 24th, 2009
OP, I have the same now... what was it and how did they fix you??

Im in PAIN Sad
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