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Bumps on the anus. What could this be?

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I'm scared because I've been having this weird uncomfortable burning sensation in my anus and my stool comes out with mucus on it occasionally, I also found these three pin head bumps on my anus after I shaved it this morning and I was looking online and got scared, half the diagnostics I saw were stds and the other half were other less severe but equally annoying viruses. What could I be?

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Hello, The bumps that you have described are probably suggestive of a condition known as Folliculitis that is the inflammation of the hair follicles. It is commonly seen over the face, scalp, thigh and groin following friction between the clothing, excessive perspiration, and dermatitis. It is mainly caused by bacterial infections such as Staphylococcus aureus, although fungal infection also can lead to this condition. Folliculitis generally presents as a pimple with a hair follicle in the groin area associated with or without itching, redness and usually contains pus, blood or both. The pimple on your left leg may also be due to folliculitis.

I would suggest you to get a set of investigations done like complete blood test and use an antibiotic like Augmentin 625 mg twice a day after food for 5 days and a painkiller like ibuprofen twice a day after food for 5 days. You can also prevent further infection by taking regular showers using antibacterial soaps, use loose clothing, Avoid shaving the area for sometime and popping the pimple. If the condition gets worsened, then you can consult the surgeon for further treatment. Thank you.


Dr. John Monheit
Category: Family Physician-GP
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Medical School: The Chicago Medical Center
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