Welcome to Healing Well, DeLinares! Fortunately I have not had to deal with perianal or anal abscesses so can't really help you with that. I do have hemorrhoids and have had fissures. Hemorrhoids can get irritated and be sore to the touch but do not cause a "hard ball" under the skin. Hemmies can get hard but they are an outgrowing item.
While you might not want to go to the doctor, it sounds like you probably should especially since you already have other issues going on in the area.
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