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What is the lump in my rectum or anus Could it be a hemorrhoid

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Maybe: Could be a hemorrhoid but also could be an abscess or a tumor. If it doesn't gpo away in a few days or gets bigger or causes increasing pain or bleedi ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nir Hus
Dr. Nir Hus answered
15 years experience General Surgery
Hemorrhoids. : Hemorrhoids are not in the rectum. They are in the anus and there two major types. External- they hurt. Internals - they donot hurt.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible....: It can be possibly related to hemorrhoid
A female asked:
Dr. Marc Rendell
48 years experience Diabetology
Rectal pain: You are probably right. Typically this could be hemorrhoids. An anal fissure is certainly possible. In any event, softening your stool with dioctyl ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: This should be looked at by a gastroenterologist or colorectal surgeon to make a diagnosis.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakunle Oluwole
23 years experience General Surgery
Yes it most likelyis: A hemorrhoid. Sounds like one and I am sure that it will most likely be one as well. Please see your PCP.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
24 years experience General Surgery
Likely: A hemorrhoid can be thrombosed (filled with blood) and thus harden and present as a firm lump outside of the anus. These usually resolve on their own. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Many things: Could be a thrombosed hemorrhoid, abscess, or tumor. Have a colorectal surgeon examine you and make the diagnosis and offer the appropriate treatment/ ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Could be: It could be hemorrhoids, but it is impossible to know without having a thorough exam from a qualified physician. If your primary care physician is un ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hemorrhoid Care: It is important not to make hemorrhoids worse. Cleaning off after a bowel movement should be gentle. Pre-moistened towlettes can be used to dab the ... Read More
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