First off, I've been googling and looking at threads here for the past week and feel like I haven't seen what I've been going through, so I decided to make my own post! Anyway, the short history is over a year ago I was studying abroad in England when I got a perianal abscess out of nowhere. I remembered feeling it start like a bruise near the top of my butt crack but deep down in the muscle, and in a week it became unbearable. I was on antibiotics for two weeks and it thankfully went away. Now, about a month ago, I stated feeling the same but very faint bruising near my butthole again. This time it felt like a different area, located further down where I couldn't see. Because it was Christmas time and I had a lot to do for my family I didn't go to the doctors until the day before New Years. By then the pain was a little stronger, but it wasn't killing me or anything. It just wasn't going away or getting better. This guy was in a rush to get patients in and out (I've never had him as a doctor before) and just prescribed me 10 days of antibiotics. When he was pressing around, the pain was right at the tip of my tailbone and it reallllyyy hurt when he pressed on it. He thought it might be a cyst in its very early stages. So my antibiotics are almost up and I feel just about the same. Some days are better some are worse. It doesn't hurt when I defecate, nor when I'm standing or walking or running etc. It only really hurts after sitting in place for a long time. Also, recently the muscles around my pelvic area (i don't really know how to describe where they are... maybe the joints that connect my pelvis to my legs? to the right and left of my vagina) have been feeling achy and sore. My question is, is this a cyst? or something else entirely? If anyone has had any similar experience or advice on what kind of Doctor to see I would really appreciate it!!! I have no health insurance so I'm looking for as much at home remedies I can try. Thanks!!!