I’m a J-poucher that - luckily - has had no anal abscess or fistula - that I know of - developing ever since the take down 28 years ago. But about two weeks ago, I started feeling slight pain a few inches away from the anus - rather deep inside - and seemingly close to a bone. That came in tow with a slight bacterial infection - surface infection on outside of anus...I think I had the same kind of feeling before but it would go away eventually... Now, for the last few days, it started hurting when I sit on my bun and can definitely feel a bump in the same area. Bump feels hard in middle and tender around it...I see no redness as I think it might be too deep for that. No fever and no blood in stool and no pain evacuation bowel movements.
Does that sound like a deep anal abscess? If it’s the case, could it go away in its own? Or, do I need to see a colo-rectal surgeon or can just and ER doctor drain it?
I’m doing biological field work and my folks really need me until the end of July. Can I possibly avoid surgery/draining until then or it may be too risky?