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I've been dealing with a small pea sized bump less than a cm away from the left side opening of the anal canal. No pain unless I press on it or mess with it, other than that no problems. Occasionally it "flares up" causing it to turn white due to pus- almost like how a zit or boil would look. I've used a needle and mirror to pop and drain it several times but it will fill up again with pus during another "flare up." Very similar to a recurring pimple/zit that's clogged.
I decided to stop draining it myself and just leave it alone. Sometimes it will drain on its own, while other times it just subsides and flattens out. On days where it is not inflamed I can see a tiny hole but I'm not sure if that's a fistula channel or just an opening where the pus drained- skin pore.
I have an appointment with my GI but not until a month and a half from now. I just wanted some of your opinions on whether it's just an anal pimple or in fact a fistula.
Normally fistula channels lead into the anal canal. I've tried inserting a needle into the hole but it doesn't really go in very far. I've also tried putting my finger into my anus to feel around for an opening but can't really find anything. I know I should just be patient and wait for the appointment but I'm a head case and tend to get anxiety when dealing with the unknown.
Any advice, opinions, or similar experiences are greatly appreciated.
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