ok this may sound like a weird question. I am a healthy 30yr old man. About a few weeks ago, while washing, I noticed a small hard bump near my anus. Over the past few days it has gotten larger and more tender. Today it was really hurting and when i touched it, i sort of felt preasure as I would have if it were a pimple. After work today, I decided to take a look at it with a mirror. It was oozing a yellow, mucus-like pus. I decided to squeeze it. A lot of pus and blood was drained. Then I kept squeezing, and a large ball of hard stuff came out (about 1.5mm). All of the stuff that was expelled, including the hard ball had an extremely foul smell. I examined the hard ball and it seemed to have had a hair in it. As this was pretty traumatic for me (seriously i almost puked b/c it was a pretty gross procedure), I began to do a little online research. I still have no clue what this was. I've been seeing a lot of content involving an anal abscess. Everything I have read sounds kind of like i had and anal abscess. However, all of the articles say that surgery is necesary in order to drain the avscess. Although this really hurt, I don't know that i would have had to have surgery in order to drain this. Also, all of the articles said that 40-50% of all anal abseses lead to anal fissures. Should i see a doctor?? or should i see on only if the pain and irritation do not subside? Was this an anal abscess?