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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi Doctor,
In between my butt on either side there are some swelling and it discharges pus sometimes. Tried anti fungal/biotic creams for more than 2 months but no use. Sometimes it becomes small and in a few days will grow again and start discharging pus.
Any advice?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here
User :   hi doctor
Doctor :   let me read what you have typed
User :   ok
Doctor :   when are your symptoms?
User :   it started 6 months back
Doctor :   ok. do you mean to say there are nodules like small swelling on either side of bottocks?
User :   since then it i am suferring from it
User :   yes
Doctor :   or do you mean to say that there are present near anal opening?
User :   either side of bottocks
User :   it is not curing completely
User :   when one goes another one come
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have you tried any oral antibiotic medications?
Doctor :   have you got them examined by your doctor?
User :   not yet
User :   is there any solution for this?
Doctor :   I would recommend an examination to be done by a doctor to see if there are nodules associated, or if it is due to fissure , or if there is ischiotubular abcess
Doctor :   each of these will have different line of treatment
User :   ok
User :   do you recomend anybody?
Doctor :   i would suggest you to be examined by a general surgeon
User :   ok, i thought of a demetologist
Doctor :   it is usually attended by a general surgeon first, as the extent needs to be established
User :   ok
Doctor :   if the infection is found to be suferficial and not deep requiring any surgical procedure
Doctor :   then you will be refered to a dermatologist
User :   its suferficial only
User :   each one last for a week
User :   and then goes
Doctor :   since pus in discharging, the examination only will be conclusive done by a doctor/general surgeon
User :   and another one comes in another polace
Doctor :   the exact cause needs to be determined as I have explained earlier
User :   pus not always
Doctor :   as the line of treatment will vary in each case
User :   ok, then i will consult somebody directly
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