Hi there .
Thanks for writing in to HCM!
At the outset, what exactly do you feel..pain, swelling ? How did you arrive at a diagnosis of cyst/abscess
on bum cheek? Has some doctor had a look at it? Did it perchance arise after a local injection to the area?
Please try to excercise restraint & dont attack it with nail clippers or garden shears or what have you!
The best way & the Only way is to go across to a dermatologist
or surgeon & have him/her excise it in toto & close the wound as he/she sees fit for best reults as regds scarring/pigmentation etc! Also remember this is best done under cover of an antibiotic to help reduce infection & promote fgood wound healing
& limit the subsequent scarring!
Forgive me for saying so but it is akin to someone with a suicidal tendency saying please give me an instrument to end my life...gona do it either way! As Doctors' we ould then be aiding & abetting a crime! It is our sworn duty to "Do No Harm" even if we cant facilitate any good or treat the patient adequately.
Relax & take a deep breath & by all means get it done but professionally!
Cheers & here's wishing you well & a great looking bum-cheek in the future!
Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD
Dermatologist, Cosmetologist, Venereologist
Vikram Hospital, Bangalore, India