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A 23-year-old male asked:

Hard boil like bump between butt cheeks near anus. it's a bit sore had a small white head but nothing came out and the lump is huge. appeared in a day. what is it?

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Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Pilonidal abscess: From your description, it sounds like it could be a pilonidal abscess that is forming. You should have it checked out, as it may need to be drained.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan commented
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
or a peri-rectal abscess also needing drainage. BEst to see a colon and rectal surgeon sooner rather than later.
Dec 23, 2013
Dr. Alan Levine
Dr. Alan Levine commented
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Provided original answer
I do not think that a colo-rectal surgeon is needed for this procedure
Feb 28, 2019
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Agree with Dr. L: You appear to have a pilonidal cyst/abscess. You may visit this site for info: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pilonidal-cyst/symptoms-causes/syc-20376329

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