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Help! Brush Burn in Intergluteal cleft...
An_224674 posted:
I'm freaking out! I'm a 24 yo and I recently became sexual active for the first time August of this year. My boyfriend has been my ONLY partner. I was tested for STDs after we started having intercourse (mid- September). All tests were negative. About three days ago, I noticed that I had a small cut or anal fissure (or so I thought it was). I've had anal fissures before so I wasn't alarmed. But, the pain got worse and it started itching (not all the time every now in then). I scratched vigorously around the wound and now the skin around is inflamed and raised. I noticed last night that the wound wasn't a fissure and was actually about an itch away from my anus. I can't see back there so, I took a picture with my computer. It's obviously a brush burn type wound about a half and inch long and a quarter of an inch wide. It's painful and I'm scared of infection. I believe that the combination of aggressive washing and the friction of my underwear/pad rubbing caused the wound. But, I also noticed yesterday that I developed two small pimple like bumps around the opening of my vagina (there were about an inch apart). One has gone away already and no more have popped up. There are a bit painful only when I touch them. I'm recently coming off my period (about a day) and wear pads (Idk if it could be bacterial infection). I don't have any health insurance right now so, I can't visit my gyn. I'm searching for a free clinic but, Idk what to do in the meantime. Please HELP!
momo4dogs responded:
Please let us know what you found out about the anal cleft wound.

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