It could be an abcessed anal gland. She definitely needs to see a vet, as abcesses are extremely painful.
It about 1 inch distal to her anus. It is only near it. Any other ideas?
5 inches? Did you mean millimeters? If it's really in inches, then she needs to go to a vet immediately. Regardless of if it started as ringworm, a normal ulcer, or a bite, if she's in obvious pain it means something's not going right and there's probably infection in...."sensitive" anatomy back there.
I said .5 inch... not 5 inches. It is one half of an inch away from her anus. She is no longer in pain.
Ah, sorry. My eyes are just getting worse and worse. :)
In that case, it's an abscess. As long as there's no pain it will likely go away on it's own. Keep an eye on it and if it closes and drains a few times it's expected. As long as it doesn't get redder or swell. I have something I use, it's OTC from the pet store and called; "Fungisan". it's an antibacterial that helps fight the infection. It has an antiseptic quality too.
Thank you so very much for your help and patience!
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That's not all it could be. It can also be..and more than likely this is it...Hypersplatic tissue. Your kitten probably at one point or another had some what of a rectal protrusion that self corrected. It left behind this red abscess called hyperplastic tissue.