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Painful heat boils on butt, slight blood clot after breaking the tip. Advice - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2013
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User:heat boil in butts very painful
Doctor:dr. XXXXXXX here
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:for past 3 days i got a painful heat boil in my butts
User:i have broken the tip on the 1st day itself
Doctor:Do you have fever?
User:pain while sitting and walking
User:even cloth rubbing creates pain
Doctor:Is there any pus discharge from the boils?
User:but since i have broken the tip, there is a slight blood clot
User:and the top skin layer peels off slightly
Doctor:By your description, I suspect you are suspect you might be developing gluteal abscess
Doctor:This is a condition which needs prompt medical/surgical treatment
User:what causes this?
Doctor:You should visit a surgeon and get it examined to see for the severity and the satge it is in
Doctor:It is caused by bacterial infection.
Doctor:poor hygiene is the main cause for bacterial infection in this area
Doctor:so you should keep this area dry and clean all the time
User:any home remedies?
Doctor:No, I'm sorry
Doctor:You can not do any home remedies in such cases
Doctor:It is always advisable to consult a surgeon for this
User:but will it end up in surgery only?
Doctor:because at times a small surgical procedure might be needed
User:or can be remediated by antibiotic
User:okay.. is it a complicated surgery?
Doctor:if it is in the early stages of forming an abscess, it can be cured with antibiotics
User:it appeared overnight
Doctor:no, the surgical procedure is called incision and drainage
User:and it is 3 days back
User:no stitches?
Doctor:to assess the stage, it needs to looked at and also palpated
Doctor:no stitches
User:thanks for your inputs
Doctor:You are welcome
User:i will go to a doctor tomorrow
User:have a good day.. bye
Doctor:Is there anything else you would like to ask
User:no that's it
Doctor:Thank you for consulting me, Have good day
User:you too
Doctor:Bye for now
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