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Small firm lump in my anus near hemorrhoids?

Small firm lump in my anus near hemorrhoids?

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/managment. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

The veins in the rectum can swell and become puffy when a person has frequent pressure on them from pushing out a bm. This is constipation. The swollen veins can burn, itch, or sometimes become severely painful (from a clot building up inside). Veins in the rectum are called hemorrhoidal veins and the sick, stretched out vein ...Read more


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Small lump 4cm inside anus. Soft. Moves around. Felt by Dr in ED four months ago. She thought hemorrhoid. Still there. No Hx of bleeding. 21 y.o male?

Small lump 4cm inside anus. Soft. Moves around. Felt by Dr in ED four months ago. She thought hemorrhoid. Still there. No Hx of bleeding. 21 y.o male?

See below: This could still be a hemorrhoid and probably the most likely cause. Since it has been present for four months would have surgeon perform physical exam and anoscopy. This is quick, associated with little discomfort and will settle the issue. ...Read more

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A 2 yr old boy has hemorrhoids but they are small lumps clumped together all around the outside of anus. Is this normal for hemmorhoids?

A 2 yr old boy has hemorrhoids but they are small lumps clumped together all around the outside of anus. Is this normal for hemmorhoids?

No: It's not normal for a 2 yr old to suffer from hemorrhoids at all. This deserves a visit to the pediatrician for evaluation. May not be hemorrhoids at all - if it is, you need to sort out as to why this has occurred and get it managed appropriately. ...Read more

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I have a lump on the opening of the anus, like a small pea, mildly painful, no fluid, no itch. Believe it's hemorrhoids. Help (w/o seeing a doctor)?

I have a lump on the opening of the anus, like a small pea, mildly painful, no fluid, no itch. Believe it's hemorrhoids. Help (w/o seeing a doctor)?

Go nothing for now..: You're probably right, and just watch it for next 2-3 weeks with no physical manipulation. If any doubt, still see a professional timely. Without a good history and physical examination, no conclusion can be drawn. Best luck... ...Read more

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Have internal hemorrhoids since July, found 2 hard lumps inch from anus 11/14. Protected anal 10/25 &10/31, Bf and I are vaccinated. Anal cancer sign?

Have internal hemorrhoids since July, found 2 hard lumps inch from anus 11/14. Protected anal 10/25 &10/31, Bf and I are vaccinated. Anal cancer sign?

Need to examine: The lumps may be thrombosed hemorrhoids, but it is not feasible to be sure without examining you. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an in-person evaluation. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I have a squishy lump in my anus. I took a pic of it. It doesn't hurt or anything just noticed it sticking out while showering. Is it a hemorrhoid?

I have a squishy lump in my anus. I took a pic of it. It doesn't hurt or anything just noticed it sticking out while showering. Is it a hemorrhoid?

Probably: This may well be an external hemorrhoid. It can be nontender unless it has thrombosed. Other possibilities include an anal skin tag or partial rectal prolapse. Your physician or gynecologist can evaluate this in the office and advise you accordingly. ...Read more

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Bb sized lump outside of anus hemorrhoid?

Bb sized lump outside of anus hemorrhoid?

Not necessarily: Some other problems can cause a lump in the anus. Most of the time benign reasons like hemorrhoids, fistulas, abscesses, cysts. There are also so e other conditions like rectal or anal cancer than can produce this. You better have it checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Lump inside my left side of anus, is it hemorrhoids ?

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 uncertain as to what the lump is, consider seeing a surgeon or a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Anus (Definition)

The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more