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Lump in the perinuem area

I just gave birth to my son five weeks ago. Just two days ago, I felt a lump on my perineum and I am not certain what it is or what might have caused it. My husband looked at it and he said it looks similar to a pimple. It hurts every time I sit or walk. Could it be hemorrhoid?
Asked On : Sun, 27 Jun 2010
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Thanks for writing to us.
A painful lump in the perineum can be an infected hair follicle or an infected sebaceous cyst. Oral antiinflammatory agents like acetaminophen and ibuprofen can help you. Systemic antibiotics and surgical removal also might be needed depending on the size of the lump and its severity. You need to consult your gynecologist for proper treatment.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal

Answered: Tue, 18 Oct 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta's  Response
Hello.Welcome.It is not hemorrhoid but a infected boil.Take ciprofloxacin 500 mg twice daily for 5 days.You will be alright.Good luck.
Answered: Tue, 18 Oct 2011
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Infertility Specialist Dr. Nandita Thakkar's  Response
you need to visit the doctor and check it out at the earliest as you have pain.
it is best the doctor checks it out and treats you appropriately
Answered: Tue, 18 Oct 2011
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Hello Lucy,
Considering the history of "birth" and assuming it was normal delivery or with episiotomy (a slight incision given to facilitate vaginal delivery) the chances are that the injury caused by the normal birth process might have developed some infection leading to a abscess (considering the painful nature of the lump you describe). Hemorrhoids are nothing but varicose veins of hemorroidal plexus situated in rectum, usually caused by continuous or excessive strain usually with prolonged constipated hard stool, due to chronic coughing, or occasionally due to pressure caused by fetus on abdomen or during prolonged labour...however a history of correlation of pain with stool is usually present if at all hemorroids are to be thought of. Final diagnosis can only be established after medical examination.
Hope this gives some clarity about your problem.

Answered: Tue, 18 Oct 2011
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