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A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes or cyst: That's a typical location for herpes and pilonidal cysts. See a doctor.

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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Keep Ur hands off-: -& C Ur PCP 4 starters & get referrals if needed.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Could be: fungus infection, pilonidal sinus, peri-anal/peri-rectal abscess. Treatment is different for each, so consult with your doctor.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Satish Sundar
33 years experience Pediatrics
Possible: An appropriate test can be done by your doctor. Treatment is easy, but diagnosis is important. Empiric ie. non diagnosed treatment is sometimes is giv ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Inflammation: This could be due to localized inflammation, or an underlying problem with the bone (i.e. fracture, instability). You could try some anti-inflammator ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Then see a dermatologist and have it evaluated.
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Dr. Devin Namaky
13 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Get an exam. : You need to be examined by a physician.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly a swollen: lymph node. Can't really say without visualizing.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Many skin rashes: Commonly psoriasis or eczema occurs behind the knees and other areas of joint flexion. See your doctor for the correct diagnosis and begin treatment. ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
Get seen: difficult to evaluate without seeing you. Contact dermatitis (diaper rash), yeast infections, bacterial infections can all be possible. Hygiene, kee ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Skin: possibly small acne or carbuncle or fur uncles? If under skin may be sebaceous cyst or lipomas. See a doctor to confirn
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. Many causes.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Hard to say/clarify,: It's hard to say without more information. It may be just from resting that area against something like the other leg, or an allergic reaction, or an ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See a GYN MD: A GYN MD can determine upon examination the reason the itching is occurring and provide the proper treatment. The cases can be everything from a vagin ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linna Li
Dr. Linna Li answered
14 years experience Radiation Oncology
Bump: Difficult to say without doing an exam on you. If this is new, persistant, getting bigger, or feeling worst, you should get examined by your doctor.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
?cyst: It is possible you have a ganglion cyst. If it is painful you should see your doctor to have it evaluated.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Pilonidal cyst?: Have your fp/pcp examine the spot. If it's an infected pilonidal cyst, (s)he will probably lance it, remove hair/debris, & pack it with gauze. Antibio ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Eczema: This is typical of eczema and will respond to prescription cortisone. An exam might reveal something else. OTC hydrocortisone is usually not potent en ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Rash: Difficult to say without seeing them but the fact they are so itchy makes me think of hives or bites. Send a picture if you can. Keep them clean and u ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Pilonidal Cyst: This is a common infection and i would advise getting it evaluated and treated soon.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Lots of things can: do this.Commonly fungus,if in or near skin folds,or contact dermatitis( metal belt buckles) & and the list goes on...
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sheldon Brownstein
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Rash: The rash you are experiencing sounds like an allergic reaction, however a good history including drugs, soaps, perfumes clothes is necessary. I would ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
18 years experience Dermatology
Folliculitis: Sounds like folliculitis. Which is an infection in the hair follicles. Mild folliculitis usually heals on its own in about 2 weeks. Avoid picking and ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Consult your PCP to: Be evaluated to see whether its from the spine or is it something like a pilonidal cyst. For a back issue you may have to see an orthopod/spinal surge ... Read More

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