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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 15, 2008
  • 05:00 PM

Good evening, my name is Matt, I'm a reasonably healthy 20 year old from England.

I really hate going to the Doctors and this is a massive downfall for me, I've usually just waited for any problems that continue to just go away, I have one that unfortunately hasn't done that.

I initially had a syst on the inside cheek of my bottom for a good 6 months or so, but then it moved north towards my cocsix. Upon doing so a hole 1 inch below my cocxcix (half an inch or so above my anus) which started weeping really random clear fluids.

Of late it's started to become irritant, and started bleeding more and more heavily, nothing too major, it's just noticable when I use the toilet and in my underwear at night.

Also on possibly something (un)related, for the past 2 years or so i've had shooting anul pains, I can't really describe them, just come and go unprovoked and without warning, a really sharp stabbing pain in my anus.

Now, you can imagine, being 20 and male this is nothing short of embarresing to talk about, and this is my first point of call for help so to speak. I realise that my next step will be to go and see a GP, but I want some realistic advise on what these symptoms might be.

Thank you in advance for you're comments.

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  • Yes, go to the doctor...believe me your's is not the only butt he has seen...he has seen many...unless you have a smiley face tatooed there, I doubt he will take much notice! I am not sure what it is, but you may have some cystic growths in that area...it must be uncomfortable....hemmorids crossed my mind...look up more on that on this site.....maybe others can help more...but get to the doc! Joan
    Joan5555 316 Replies Flag this Response
  • Probably MRSA--it takes a long term antibiotic for effective treatment but it's life threatening if left untreated... http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/ar_mrsa_ca_public.html If not mrsa, then get blood test for syphilis.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies Flag this Response
  • Could possibly be a pilonidal cyst. In any case, I'd suggest seeing a doctor before your situation gets any worse. Hope this helps. Here's a good link explaining the issue : http://www.pilonidal.org/whatitis.htm Good luck.
    geenie 39 Replies Flag this Response
  • Rgr that, I'll book an appointment tomorrow to see him as soon as I possibly can.Would it be right to think about the possibilities of MRSA, as far as I'm aware I don't really have any other side-affects apart from the ones I've stated above.No tiredness, fatigue etc etc.If you can give me more detail on the subject (I realise you've posted a link, but I'd prefer something a little more personal) I'd appreciate it.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Maybe pilonoidal cyst or perhaps even crohn's disease.There's probably a lot of other possibilities as well.It sounds like you need to see the doctor as soon as possible.Best Wishes.
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  • As far as MSRA, I'd think your GP could eliminate that possibility.Pilonidal Abscesses are somewhat common in young men. One of my friends had surgery (local anesthesia) to resolve the issue. If I recall correctly, he's had only one episode in his life, didn't have any problems since. Pilonidal looks like a very plausible explanation especially because of the description of your cyst and its location. My friend waited quite a while before getting it looked at, so the Abscess got quite big. The fact that yours is leaking might indicate a pilonidal sinus (meaning the abscess can drain through a passage or tunnel through your skin). While waiting to see a Dr, try to keep the area as clean as possible to avoid infections. Avoid putting pressure on the abscess as it might cause it to expand further in the tissue (personal experience here, cyst wasn't pilonidal but still ended up with the same behavior). Of course, the bigger it gets, the more painful it can get.Good luck.
    geenie 39 Replies Flag this Response
  • Rgr that, I'll book an appointment tomorrow to see him as soon as I possibly can. Would it be right to think about the possibilities of MRSA, as far as I'm aware I don't really have any other side-affects apart from the ones I've stated above. No tiredness, fatigue etc etc. If you can give me more detail on the subject (I realise you've posted a link, but I'd prefer something a little more personal) I'd appreciate it. The puss in this is likely to be staphylococcus which basically is MRSA, you need to go & get this seen too. Pilonida abcess is basically a fistula it needs to drain, they will pack it to get it to heal from the inside out, also antibiotics. They may do a small operation on this depending on size & depth, the longer u leave it the bigger it will get. Dont be scared of this, it can be very common and can be treated. Mentioning MRSA sounds scary because of all the press reports on it but really it is what is in an abscess and why u need to get it seen too........u can have this & not have any other symptoms.....but if it got worse u could feel feverish or out of sorts with it......and of course the pain of it if it wasnt draining the pressure & infection would be increasing. I also know of 2 people that have had this, it can reoccur a few times but uve got to stay on top of it ! Hope this helps explain it ! Best wishes :) and go to docs now !
    Tootsie 628 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi again Matt......forget about lyme's it is very rare here in UK, ive only ever heard of one with it caused by rats urine in water where friends where water sking.......that was way back in the 1980's ........dont go mentioning it to doctor as he will dismiss it and look at u as if uve got 2heads.............not everything is caused by lyme's especially not here in the UK.............if u came on here saying ur where breathing somone wud suggest it is a symptom of lymes.....lol:D It is most likely a fistula............its common, its treatable.....so no worries !:) As far as i am aware 2 heads is not a symptom of lyme's either, but hey i could be wrong.......lol:D
    Tootsie 628 Replies Flag this Response
  • You definitely need a doctor - if you don't take care of it you run the risk of days in the hospital with blood poisoning. It happened to me.
    BETH27584 31 Replies
    • September 4, 2008
    • 00:47 PM
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