Re: Problems down under
Hi. I had a Pilonidol Cyst removed in my senior year of high school, 30 years ago!! My doctor did a dramatic surgery which left me with something of a Zorro looking scar - he told my dad that I'd never get another cyst, and I haven't. What I did get was hemorrhoids. What you describe sounds exactly like an external hemorrhoid ... which, over 30 years, has become more than I can deal with anymore! I'll be having hemorrhoid surgery soon.
I'd suggest that you go to your doctor and have him check to see. You would likely want to deal with it sooner than later ... and the surgery doesn't sound like much of a picnic, so do what you can do to avoid that!