Boils are skin infections — usually bacterial — that start deep inside the skin and often involve hair follicles. Another name for a boil is a furuncle. Boils usually look like red bumps or lumps on the skin, and over time they fill with pus. They often occur on the buttocks. The most common symptom of a boil is having a red, tender, and painful bump or lump on the skin. You may also see red skin and swelling around the bump.
Boils on the buttocks: Causes, treatment, and symptoms
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This report highlights the difficulty for both patient and physician of the diagnosis and management of this rare disease. She had a past history of hypothyroidism, depression and a hysterectomy for menorrhagia. Clinically there was a soft, diffuse, tender mass in the left buttock, with no evidence of abscess or cellulitis. Blood tests including inflammatory markers were normal. The surgical team suspected a diagnosis of a lipoma and discharged the patient with an outpatient ultrasound scan USS.
All areas of the body that sweat and have hair are susceptible to boils. This includes your intergluteal cleft, commonly known as your butt crack. Boils are bumps or lumps that typically occur in places where sweat pools. Also called furuncles, boils can develop on your buttocks and in your butt crack. The most obvious symptom of a boil located in your butt crack is a red, painful bump in your skin.