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Can the bump on buttocks be due to staph infection?

hi I noticed a bump on my left butt cheek over a month ago. me bejng who I am I thought it would go away with time but as time goes on nothing changes except it seems to be gipetting more sensitive to touch. there is no heae formed and I think it could be a staph infection but im not certain. what do:you thimk it could be and should I go to the hospital for this ?
Mon, 16 Dec 2013
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Pain Medicine & Palliative Care Specialist 's  Response
Hi,
This may be an infection that is spreading. You need to be examined to confirm this. Therefore, I suggest you see your doctor as you may need antibiotics.
Regards,
Dr K A Pottinger,
MBChB FRCA
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