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What causes perianal abscess?

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Posted on Wed, 17 Aug 2016
Question: I have a hard mass, feels like a knot at the inside if my butt cheeks. Near the anus. About 2" long and 1" wide and 1 1/2" deep. It hurts when I sit as I said feels like a solid knot/mass I have applied cold and heat doesn't seem to reduce size. May have gotten bigger as I sit all day at desk any insight on what it is
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Sundriyal (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Hello dear. You require evaluation.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear. I have gone through the details. The most likely reason for the mass or swelling in anal area is
1. Sebaceous cyst
2. Sentinel pile
3. Tumor.
A sebaceous cyst can be excised easily. A sentinel pile does not require any treatment. Biopsy will be needed for tumor diagnosis.
You require clinical evaluation followed by a biopsy of the lesion if required.
Please revert with the physician evaluation and biopsy report
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What causes perianal abscess?

Brief Answer: Hello dear. You require evaluation. Detailed Answer: Hello dear. I have gone through the details. The most likely reason for the mass or swelling in anal area is 1. Sebaceous cyst 2. Sentinel pile 3. Tumor. A sebaceous cyst can be excised easily. A sentinel pile does not require any treatment. Biopsy will be needed for tumor diagnosis. You require clinical evaluation followed by a biopsy of the lesion if required. Please revert with the physician evaluation and biopsy report