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Question: Unknown 'hardened' area with some pain, discomfort

 heshi - Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:08 pm

I have a hardened mass that has developed on the inside of my left butt cheek. It does not protrude, nor is visible. It runs the length of the 'crack'. It is about a half inch wide. It is uncomfortable, and only painful at times of long sitting. I have no problems with bowel movements, nor is there blood in the stool. It is completely internal and you can feel it hardened just on the inside of the left butt cheek from the side of the anus to the top of the butt cheek, all located just off the 'crack' on the interior of the cheek itself. No outside redness or infection.
 S.WILLIAMS,RN - Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:52 pm

The problem you describe, without pain, redness or any changes in bowel habits could be a simple cyst or lipoma. But since I assume this is a new development, things can change over time. Keep checking on it and noting its changes if any. There are Pilonideal cysts that develop at the tailbone and can run down the buttock...but these are usually very painful. If It does not go away within the next couple of weeks, I would make an appointment with the doctor just to have it checked out and give you peace of mind.

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