I have a lump close to my anus that's large and tender and firm. It does hurt- but what's causing me the most pain is a hard very painful lump on my labia right at the entrance of my vulva. It hurts to sit, stand, walk and it seems to be getting worse. It started this morning and is ridiculously painful regardless of pain killers.
I'm on the verge of going to the ER, but tomorrow's Super Bowl sunday and I don't want to ruin it for my fiance, I'm sure that's lame.
Any help on what this might be and how to make it feel better would be appreciated.
UPDATE: Well, I went to the ER shortly after posting this- turns out I had three abscesses. One near my anus, and two on my labia. I had to have all three drained surgically and then I got to spend 3 more days in the hospital on antibiotics. I've been home a few days now and holy moly do I feel better! I didn't realize how long those things were causing me pain- I can sit normally again and move around and bend without pain.
I also got the exciting news that I have fistulas all over the place in there and that I'll have to have another procedure soon to deal with those.
Laurenne, 24 Graduate from University of California, Davis. BA-Anthropology
Dx'd w/ IBS and CD in 2002
On: Started LDN about
a month ago, Zoloft, Lialda and Imodium
Post Edited (not creative) : 2/8/2009 12:57:50 PM (GMT-7)