A 32-year-old female asked:
Disclaimer

felt 2 lumps on anus. the one i could see looks black. it hurts. what could this be? what do i do? they feel big. do i need to go to the er or doctor

6 doctor answers
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Thrombosed: hemorrhoids. See a proctologist
Answered on Mar 6, 2015
Dr. Anne Missavage
40 years experience General Surgery
Anal pain and lump: This sounds like it could be a thrombosed hemorrhoid. You should call for a medical appointment or go to an urgent care to be seen. It will likely remain painful until it is drained through a minor surgical procedure with local anesthesia.
Answered on Feb 4, 2017
3
3 thanks
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Hemorrhoid?: This sounds like either an external hemorrhoid or an internal hemorrhoid that has prolapsed ( pushed out). The black color you see may be a blood clot formed inside the hemorrhoid. Not to worry! This is not the type of clot that can travel to the lung! Nonetheless, because I can't see or feel these lumps, if they're painful, you should see a doctor. But no need to rush to the ER
Answered on Mar 6, 2015
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Clotted hemorrhoids: Sounds like you have thrombosed/clotted external hemorrhoids...yes and these do hurt quite a bit.... truly pain in the _ _ _ . Best/fast treatment is actually lancing it to allow the clot to come out. OTC preparation H may help, but likely you will have pain for awhile. If pain is severe, consult doc for treatment. See my other answers for hemorhoid control... Good luck.
Answered on Mar 6, 2015
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Hemorrhoid: Sounds like a hemorrhoid. They can be quite painful and bleed. You can use topical medications like Preparation H. If they are really bothersome you can see a doc to consider drainage / excision or banding but I would not suggest the emergency room due to expense.
Answered on Mar 6, 2015
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Hemorrhoids: It appears that you have hemorrhoids and at least one of them is Thrombosed or has a blood clot in it. This is why it hurts so bad. In my office I could take care of this easily and you would not need to go to the ER. It does need to treated today. I suggest you call your doctors office to see if they can treat this, if not an urgent care or a surgeon prior to the ER.
Answered on Mar 6, 2015

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Lump on anus: If it is at the very base of your spine it MAY be a pilonidal cyst. It MAY be another type of cyst or something else. You have the courage w/in you ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Savino
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Please see Doctor: Hi, Your symptoms could be related to a peri-rectal abscess or severe infection of the skin (fourniers gangrene). I recommend urgent evaluation by a p ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Purple lumps: These may be hemorrhoids. Do not know your medical background, but purple lesions occur in Kaposi sarcoma, a tumor seen primarily in AIDS patients wit ... Read More
1
1 comment
1
1 thank
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
Don’t worry : If it’s been gone for a year than it was probably nothing to worry about. If it comes back have someone look.
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month