Q. The growth near my anus pains when pressure is applied, and I feel relieved when it pops. What should I do?

Answered by
Dr. Arvind Guru
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 21, 2022 and last reviewed on: Sep 22, 2022

Hi doctor,

I have something near the anus which has been there for a few years, and sometimes it increases in size and is painful, but I feel relieved when it pops. On the other hand, sometimes it pains when pressure is applied. I have attached the picture.



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I understand your concern.

From the attached image (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), it seems you have repeated perianal abscess. Usually, a fistula is responsible. This fistula is called fistula-in-ano or anal fistula and is of several types. Based on the type, the treatment varies.

It requires a physical examination; hence I suggest you consult your specialist doctor, discuss with them, and take the medicines with their consent. If required, undergo an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of the region.

That should give us a roadmap for the treatment.

Hi doctor,

Thank you for the reply.

Are there any treatments that I can try?

I have tried Fucicort a few times. Does it help?



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I understand your concern.

Fistula forms over time, and initially, it is just an abscess.

You can try sitz bath (soaking the rectal area in a tub of warm water) to relieve symptoms, but a physical examination is necessary.

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