I've read around in the forum a bit, and I've found some answers, but I'm still un-certain, most questions like mine were from men, I am female. (Duh)

So to explain, a couple of days ago I started to get a sharp discomfort around my anal area, it hurt to go to the bathroom, walk, sit, or pretty much do anything, it lasted until late last night, when the pain started to cease.

I finally got the gull to examine where the pain had come from, and it appears to be a small "pencil" or "pea" sized hole BELOW my anus, on the side maybe about an inch away.

There's still some discomfort, but it is tolerable and very mild, I had started my menstrual cycle yesterday, so I couldn't accurately say that blood has come from this hole. I am sexually active, so could this be an STD?

I know I should go to my doctor and see what's up, but I'd like to see what other's answers might be, so when I do go I can discuss the options.

Main Questions:
Could this be an STD?
Could this be some sort of cancer?
Could this be just a boil or something along those lines that just popped and created this hole?
Could this be a cyst?
Could this be a fissure, or whatever they call it?

Just a couple of questions that are relevent to my discription, also some at-home advice on what to do until I can get into my doctor!
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replied June 6th, 2008
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This could be sebaceous cyst that got infected and caused redness, tenderness, of the skin over the area. Infected cyst, in some cases, can drain and leave the hole.
It could be also, a perianal (near anus) abscess.

Was the pain worse when sitting and right before a bowel movement?
was the pain lessening after the bowel movement?
Were the peranal discomfort and pain accompanied with constipation, drainage from the rectum, fever and chills, or a palpable mass near the anus?
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replied August 20th, 2019
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It seems pilonidal sinus.
Surgery is the ultimate option.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
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