I have some sort of bump on my buttock.
This morning when I woke up and started going about my daily routine I noticed it hurt to sit in a certain slouched position. On careful (and humbling) inspection with a mirror it would appear I have a small red lump (the size of half a dime, generally round, with a larger area of slightly reddened skin around it) on my buttock two or three inches below the point of cleavage and visible without any... parting (it is not between the buttocks in other words).
I have moderate and persistent facial acne and occasionally get pimples on my back or shoulders, so that was my leading theory. After some googling and closer inspection I think it may be a boil
. I'm a college student and share bathroom facilities with three other guys, and am vaguely concerned at the possibility of MRSA
or similar infections. None of them are athletes, and I'm not sure whether showers and toilets would function as transmission vectors, but it seems to be a problem on some campuses.
I'm an extreme
virgin, having never so much as made prolonged eye contact with a member of the opposite sex so I think STDs can be ruled out.
My question then is whether I can, if you'll pardon the phrase, sit on this, or whether it warrants a trip to university medical services. Is this something that's likely to go away on it's own, and what can I do to encourage it's disappearance.