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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ihor Zakaluzny
38 years experience General Surgery
It needs treatment: It may be a problem related to the anal area, such as an anal fistula. It could be a chronically infected skin cyst close to the anal area. Both shoul ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
58 years experience Family Medicine
Need more info: It's unlikely that this has anything to do with sexual intercourse.Please get an appt with a urologist as you probably have an infection that needs im ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
19 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
I take it the boil: Is outside your anus which is most likey either an abscess or a thrombosed hemorrhoid. You dont really need any meds but an exam where some of them ca ... Read More
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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Need evaluation : Boils or carbuncle could be treated with antibiotics particularly those that cover staph. Sometimes may require incision and drainage if soft and floc ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean O Donovan
34 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Get checked!: Your boil (= abscess) may represent the opening of a fistula, an abnormal infected tunnel that will need surgery to fix and prevent serious problems d ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
See a doctor: This could be herpes, a pilonidal cyst, an anal fistula, or an abscess. You should see your doctor.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tara Passow
40 years experience Dermatology
Warm compresses: I think probably the safest thing to do would be warm compresses or sitz baths, to bring the boil to a head, so it'll open and drain.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Anal boil: Depends on results of culture & sensitivity testing, after excising & draining the lesion.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Before treatment...: Could you be referring to fissures, fistula, abscess? Sexually transmitted disease (syphilis, gc, hiv, etc.) should be considered. Hemorrhoids & r ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Can be: most likely an external hemorrhoid or an abscess. f no fever likely the hemorrhoid. avoid diarrhea/ constipation. if fever or increased swelling, pain ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
21 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Need to see MD: May be external hemorrhoids, abscess or wart. You need a physician to take a look.
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