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Pain in outer rectum on sitting certain ways.

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i have pain in my outer rectum, only when sitting down certain ways

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Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
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Thank you for your query at
I understand your concern. You have pain in the "outer rectum" which means you have anal pain. There can be many causes for this.
I would require additional details in order to provide a definitive opinion.
So I request you to please answer each of these questions.
1. Please mention your gender.
2. You have mentioned that the pain is present only on certain seated positions. Can you please specify these positions?
3. Any pain/ burning/ blood while passing stools? Any change in bowel movements?
4. Do you have any tender spots or bumps in and around that area?
5. How long have you been having this pain?
6. Have you taken any treatment measures?
Awaiting your response,

Patient replied :

I'm male, sitting on the edge if a seat or on it flat, no blood or pain while passing stools and no chane in movent
ita tender on the rigt side of my anal hole
had the pain about a day and a half haven't tried any treatments

I have uploaded a picture to see if you can notice anything of or ordinary , the point where the pain is right under my finger when I push on it it's soar, feels like a zit would feel as it's coming up on your face

Except the area under your finger, everything looks normal.
You seem to be developing folliculitis (a boil) in that area. It is a bacterial infection of the hair follicle and is quite common.
It usually heals on its own. You can apply an OTC topical antibiotic like Neosporin Original Ointment over that spot, 3-4 times daily to hasten recovery. Try to avoid sitting on that spot until it heals which should be in a couple of days.
Please also keep the surrounding area clean and dry.
I hope this was helpful. Let me know if I can assist you any further.

Patient replied :

please see above consultation.
i had to go to hospital over this where it was cut up and removed, it was a boil of some sort I can't remember the medical term, possibly appsis?
im not sure but I think there it was cut open there is a problem again as it is red and sore
ive attached a picture
couls you help me here?

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Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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