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Treatment for bump near the anus - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Infections
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User :   Hi i have developed a bump very near to my butt hole . It doesn't pain ,its not itchy and is of skin color.What kind of infection is this and i don't what kind of doctor to approach for this
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Let me read your query
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   24
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Since when have you noticed it?
User :   about a week ago
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Has it changed in size hence?
User :   it has increased in size since then
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   How big is the change?
User :   its stable since last 3 days
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   You shall need a physical examination
Doctor :   by a General surgeon for this problem
User :   ok
Doctor :   as it needs to be assessed if the growth is of inflammatory or non-inflammatory
Doctor :   if non inflammatory, benign or malignant
Doctor :   Did you understand about it?
User :   not exactly
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I shall explain
Doctor :   it is like if it is due to infection or a harmless growth
Doctor :   or a tumor
Doctor :   to detect that it should be examined
User :   ok so what could be it, i mean the general term for the infection
Doctor :   There is not general term as such
Doctor :   it depends on the swelling
Doctor :   to diagnose it
User :   ok so what should i tell a doctor to approach him with the problem
User :   is it common disease or rare thing
Doctor :   You should tell that you have a swelling in your buttock area
User :   well should i carry on with my normal day to day activities or avoid something in particular ?
Doctor :   You can carry on the normal activities
Doctor :   as there is no pain
Doctor :   infective cause is not that likely
User :   yes it's right
Doctor :   so, it does not interfere during toileting
Doctor :   If it has opened up
User :   yes it does not and if i go for treatment how much is
Doctor :   then you shall need to apply an antiseptic ointment to the area
Doctor :   First, let it be diagnosed
User :   if i go for treatment how much it might cost
Doctor :   it is premature to talk about treatment now
User :   ok doctor
User :   thanks for your time
Doctor :   Most welcome,
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   bye doctor
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