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Posted on Fri, 8 Mar 2019
Question: What appears to be a cyst of some sort on my left buttock. There is a bright red blood like fluid that drains. I cannot physically see it but I can feel that there is a "core" of some type.
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel (38 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
soft tissue infection. details provided below.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to Ask A Doctor service.
I have read your query and here is my advise.

* As there is red blood like fluid draining the area, possible soft tissue infection is likely
which may be cyst or else.

* Find following suggestions for its better recovery

- Keep the area clean with antiseptic liquid.
- Apply neosporin cream 2 times a day.
- Keep blood sugar under control.
- Avoid itching and tight clothes.
- Consult your family physician for need of prescription of antibiotics to prevent spread
of infection.

Wish you fine recovery.
Regards.

Dr Bhagyesh
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What appears to be a cyst of some sort on

Brief Answer: soft tissue infection. details provided below. Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to Ask A Doctor service. I have read your query and here is my advise. * As there is red blood like fluid draining the area, possible soft tissue infection is likely which may be cyst or else. * Find following suggestions for its better recovery - Keep the area clean with antiseptic liquid. - Apply neosporin cream 2 times a day. - Keep blood sugar under control. - Avoid itching and tight clothes. - Consult your family physician for need of prescription of antibiotics to prevent spread of infection. Wish you fine recovery. Regards. Dr Bhagyesh