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What Causes Bump On The Buttock?

Hello, I ve had a bump on my buttcheek for a while now. It looks like a flat scar but when I touch it I can feel the bump. I put witch hazel on it with a q-tip to see if it would help heal it and a tiny bit of blood came out. I have no idea what it is...
Tue, 24 Nov 2020
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Hi,

As per your history and other details the probable diagnosis folliculitis. Folliculitis belongs to the group of skin conditions in which there are inflamed hair follicles. The result is a tender red spot or bump, often with a surface pustule. It can be due to infection, occupation, irritation etc. To determine if folliculitis is due to an infection, swabs should be taken from the pustules for culture. Bacterial folliculitis is commonly due to Staph aureus. If the infection is involving a deeper part of the follicle, it will result in a painful boil. Recommended treatment includes careful hygiene, antiseptic cream, antibiotic ointment and oral antibiotics. Other causes of folliculitis are yeasts or fungi and secondary to shaving or waxing.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Zubayer Alam, General And Family Physician
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What Causes Bump On The Buttock?

Hi, As per your history and other details the probable diagnosis folliculitis. Folliculitis belongs to the group of skin conditions in which there are inflamed hair follicles. The result is a tender red spot or bump, often with a surface pustule. It can be due to infection, occupation, irritation etc. To determine if folliculitis is due to an infection, swabs should be taken from the pustules for culture. Bacterial folliculitis is commonly due to Staph aureus. If the infection is involving a deeper part of the follicle, it will result in a painful boil. Recommended treatment includes careful hygiene, antiseptic cream, antibiotic ointment and oral antibiotics. Other causes of folliculitis are yeasts or fungi and secondary to shaving or waxing. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Zubayer Alam, General And Family Physician