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La Salle, IL
A 29-year-old female asked:

On my perineum i have a dark, hard purple vein? hurts when touched. app 1 inch long and in the middle a bubble that's app 1/4 in. is it cancer?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Thrombus: That's my diagnosis without seeing you. If it's not better in two weeks, have your physician check it out.
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Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
Hemorrhoids: This sounds like a hemorrhoid. You can try some conservative measures such as preparation H etc.. to see if it is relieved. If there is no improvment in a few days then you should see your doctor. While rare, anal cancer can often be confused with a hemorrhoid.
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Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Vein?: Without looking at it, it sounds like it could be a varicose vein, which can be common in the perineal region. It's best to have it looked at by your gynecologist.
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Last updated Aug 3, 2014

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