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Not sure my child says he can't sit in school and it is causing him to miss everyday he just came out of a hemorrhoid but he says for some reason his butt fill's squishy when he sitt's down then he dosen't want to get up because he's woried that his pants

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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 20 years experience
All : All of the symptoms and signs you described should be cause for concern and warrant investigation by a doctor. Children are usually very aware of their own bodies and when something is not quite right. In addition to a doctor evaluating him (examining his rectum and genitalia) you have to consider social issues. Is he having anxiety or depression for any reason? Is he being bullied? Are there problems in the home or at school? Often times these types of situations can cause children to have actual physical symptoms. Please have him evaluated right away. Good luck.
Dr. Charles Vinocur
Pediatric Surgery 49 years experience
Have him evaluated: Hemorrhoids are very rare in children and it may be that this is not the correct diagnosis. He needs to be evaluated. He may have rectal prolapse or a pilonidal abscess or another diagnosis that cannot be made with examination.

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