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A 21-year-old female asked:

hi. my symptoms are: black and inflamed anus a lump on the outer part of the anus black skin in between anus and vagina i think i saw green discharge at the opening of my anus too embarrassed to see a doctor. is this something serious?

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Dr. Paul Savino
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Please see Doctor: Hi, Your symptoms could be related to a peri-rectal abscess or severe infection of the skin (fourniers gangrene). I recommend urgent evaluation by a physician as soon as possible, even if you are feeling embarrassed. You will be glad you had your condition evaluated in person.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Anal mass: The most common anal mass in someone your age is a hemorrhoid. This is very common and nothing to be embarrassed about. The green discharge is a little abnormal and may indicate infection. You should have this evaluated by a doctor. You do not need to be embarrassed. Everyone has problems from time to time and doctors are here to help you.

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Last updated Feb 25, 2020

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