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What causes hard lump between anus and testicles?

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Posted on Thu, 19 May 2016
Question: I have a hard area or lump {appros. 3cm by 1cm} betweeen my anus and testicles. There is no external wound or discharge. Sometimes the area swells considerably, and it is painful to sit {sit on one cheek or the other}. The pain and swelling will subside, but the lump remains. A doctor said it was a cyst and prescribed antibiotics. It seemed to completely clear up, but it has recurred and the lump seems more specific. I have an appointment to see the doctor again soon but not sure I should repeat the antibiotic regimen. Not sure if this is related to bowel movement strain that occurs sometimes. Urine stream and and bowel movement are normal.
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Do not repeat the antibiotic just yet!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this lump that you have reported. I don’t think an antibiotic is really needed. I am not sure this is an established infection because if it were an infection, there would have been other symptom such as sever pain and fever. This is probably a swelling from fluid or blood accumulation. I will say be calm and get it fully evaluated before any treatment is undertaken. The greatest challenge here is not treating but establishing the exact cause first. Let’s follow through and get this right, first, before moving on to any treatment options.

I hope this helps. I wish you well. Feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be. Above all, thanks for using our services.
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What causes hard lump between anus and testicles?

Brief Answer: Do not repeat the antibiotic just yet! Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you so much for this query. I am so sorry to hear about this lump that you have reported. I don’t think an antibiotic is really needed. I am not sure this is an established infection because if it were an infection, there would have been other symptom such as sever pain and fever. This is probably a swelling from fluid or blood accumulation. I will say be calm and get it fully evaluated before any treatment is undertaken. The greatest challenge here is not treating but establishing the exact cause first. Let’s follow through and get this right, first, before moving on to any treatment options. I hope this helps. I wish you well. Feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be. Above all, thanks for using our services.