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A male asked:

I've noticed white bumps around my anus and im concerned that they could be either gential herpes or genital warts, however after closer inspection i realized i have a hemorrhoid. could these white bumps be somehow related to the hemorrhoid?

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Dr. Elliot Lach
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Anal bumps: Tiny white bumps around the anus are likely warts, herpetic lesions, or molluscum contagiosum. There are other possibilities also. Hemorrhoids are going to be located right at the anal margin and can be skin colored or darkened if they are painful and filled with blood clots.
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I agree- sounds like a hemorrhoid skin tag, rectal irritation ( proctitis) and/or hemorrhoiditis.
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