Re: Hard Bump on Butt
It is either or, if it is draining I would consider it is probably a boil. Especially, since you said it was perfectly rounded. At this point, the only way to tell the difference would be to see a physician as with a boil it would have had a soft, pallable head to it like a pimple would. But, since it is draining, it will be hard to tell on your own now. It would present with several spots that would have come to the surface as it is a hair follicle or a group of hair follicles that are infected. I would suggest sitz baths. This is where you fill a clean tub with warm water not full but just enough to soak and drain the area. Do this once a day. If this does not clear up within a couple of days and does not start to heal, I would seek a physician as you may need antibiotics to keep it from turning into a serious problem. But, whatever you do...do not continue to mash or attempt to bust it. Boils can be serious business if the infection seeps into your blood stream or surrounding tissues. I will admit, I am diabetic, and I am prone to boils in the usual places and it is embarassing to go to a doctor and show them those parts of your body. But, be careful to notice if the area is healing or continuing to ooze. If it seems that it is reluctant to heal, see a doctor as soon as possible.