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Butt infection and skin discoloration

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  • Posted By: quickguide90012
  • April 13, 2009
  • 10:31 PM

Im a 23 year old male. I am very worried. Around my anus area, where i spread my butt cheeks, it is VERY swollen. It is dark and just look swollen. I'm am Asian by the way. The thing is it has been like this for a year and maybe a bit more. The thing is i never went to the doctor because i thought it would go away but it didnt. I also did not went because i was very scared. The pain also hurts too on the left side of my anus.

Today i went to the doctor and showed him my butt. Also told him it has been a while since i had this and it was not recent. He checked it out and gave me some pill to take and most importantly some cream to put on 3 times a day. He told me my butt has an infection but wants to see what this cream he prescribed me will do. I will see him next Friday again and he told me if it doesn't get better, he would have to send me to a surgeon. I am very worried right now because I felt like an idiot not going to the doctor when I saw this close to a year ago. Again, i didn't went bc i was scared to death and hoped it would go away.

If I don't spread my butt cheeks, I look in the mirror and i see that the inside of it looks very swollen and if i got injured or something. If i spread it, it looks very bad. There is a lump on the inside left of my anus. I also feel the pain there as well The doctor i went to today noticed this and told me.

I am very tramatized right now. I know the cream he gave me isn't going to help since i will use it for 1 week because i went to him too late. If i went to my doctor last year, everything would probably be fine and the necessary actions would been done quit. I waited too long and now I think i might have cancer or some uncureable tumor on my anus. He also had a very concerned look on his face when he saw this.

If he sends me to a surgeon, do any of you know what they are going to do? I thought he would send me to a skin doctor but he didnt mention that.

I am very scared at this moment and cannot think about anything else right now.

Again, my butt area hurts bc i have this lump on the left side of the inside of my butt cheeks. Both the left and right side surrounding areas of my butt looks very swollen. It looks blackish.

I feel like life is over for me.

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  • Hello, It doesn't sound like you have anything to worry about. The doctor has to tell you what he is thinking. They can not keep information from you. If he didn't seem to be worried, then don't worry until you have a reason to worry. If he thought it was cancer, he would have to tell you this. He may not have know what it was, and needed a specailist to see it. I assure you, he wouldn't have let you leave his office, if he really thought something was wrong, without telling you.YOU"LL BE OK!!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • I would not get too stressed out. See if the cream works. If not, Dr was probably referring to an abscess when he mentioned the surgeon. I had the same thing 2 years ago & got worried when they said they did not want to lance it at the Drs office. It was because I waited like you & it got really big & painful. Sometimes they will break open & drain by themselves. That may be what the cream is supposed to do. In my case I did see a surgeon as they wanted him to be ready to care for it surgically if needed after lancing. I did get it lanced. No biggy. The worst part is a shot that feels like a pinch to numb the area. They will drain it & bandage it & you will be on your way. Best wishes
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Anyone else who had a pilonidal cyst had this ? I had my cyst drained 3 weeks ago. My whole butt area is pretty much blackish purpish and its been like this for a few years. I will be going back to doctor in 2 weeks to see if i will have surgery or not. If i dont, i definitley need some thing to be done in the skin color of my butt.Life is so horrible now. anyone have this problem? The cream didnt work and even the surgeon who i saw told me it woulndt work who did the drainage procedure on me.
    quickguide90012 26 Replies Flag this Response
  • Sounds like the color of the skin on your buttocks may return to normal once you are properly and completely treated and the cause is healed. I wouldn't be too concerned; ask this doctor if, once treated, your skin will return to normal color. I suspect it will, but may take some time; like you said, it's been going on for quite some time.
    neurotransmissing 145 Replies Flag this Response
  • anyone? Its been the same for i think the last 2 years.
    quickguide90012 26 Replies Flag this Response
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