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A pimple-type bump on the edge of my anus?

By May 13, 2015 - 5:28pm
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Without getting too TMI...I noticed it today after I pooped that it itched a little after I wiped and I touched it and it felt like there was a small lump/bump on my anus. I shortly forgot about it thereafter until later...I was changing my panty liner (I wear them daily just for cleanliness) and the edge of it touched it and it itched again. It doesn't hurt, just when I itch it.
I doubt it is anything serious....I don't think it is an STD or anything like that because I've only had sex with one guy a handful of times and he always wore condoms and it never was anal or anything of that sort. I think it may be a pimple because it is kind of the same as when I had a pimple on my vagina where it doesn't hurt but it itched if something touched it. (And I am certain that was a pimple because my mom said so)

I don't want to google it because if I do I'll wind up freaking myself out that I have some serious thing that needs to be operated on.
I'm 19, if that helps any.
The other thing maybe it is from my underwear? A few of my undies (my favorite few) are all bunched up in the butt i don't know why they're just like that so maybe that's irritated my anus or something?
It didn't hurt when I pooped and I didn't notice it until after.
EDIT: It has to be a pimple...I looked and I can see the tiny red bump with the white head - just like when I had one on my vagina.

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HERWriter Guide

Hi Anon

You could have a skin tag or an ingrown hair.  If it's a pimple, my suggestion is to use warm (very warm) compresses on your perianal area to see if it pops and subsites on it's own - it should within a few days. 

If it doesn't go away, it could be an abscess that you may need evaluated. A warm bath or a warm sitz bath will also help.  If you can pop it after a very warm bath, great, but don't force it since it may not be a simple pimple. 

Good luck, this is a very tricky area to have to deal with. 



May 13, 2015 - 6:03pm
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