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A 20-year-old female asked:

at the tip of my butt crack it has tough skin and a small oval lump like the shape of half almond. its painful on right side what is it?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Poss pilonidal cyst: Hard to say exactly what this is but one possibility is a pilonidal cyst. These can become infected so best to see your doctor to confirm the diagnosis.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Cyst: Sounds like a cyst or abscss. You can try warm compresses, but usually these will need to be drained by a doctor.

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Last updated May 26, 2014

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