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Small Rectal Lump
My daughter has a rectal lump and lower back pain. She also had a small amount of blood on tissue and small amount of mucus. ?
Small hard painless lump in rectum. Occasional bleeding from rectum. What can this be? Young female
Is there anyway to get rid of skin tag besides going to a doctor? The last one said I had one but never saw it (i felt firm lump in rectum).
Probably not.: If the tag is big enough to cause a "firm lump", it's not something you can handle yourself; and there's no way to reach it anyway! let a doctor take care of it. ...Read more
Most likely lipomas: Lipomas are varying sized fatty benign tumors that are under the skin & mobile as well as being painless. They are pretty common. These lumps could also be cysts. If they are not painful & not growing in size, you can discuss them with your doctor at your next appointment or go earlier if they are enlarging or painful. There are a list of other possibilities but they rank lower down on the list. ...Read more
If not resolving: then get medically checked. Would not be scared. Take care. ...Read more
Cyst: Most likely an inclusion or sebaceous cyst. These are benign cyst that contain a white sebaceous material similar to that of a black head. These can become infected and present as painful lumps much like the cyst in this picture. Often times gentle pressure may express the material. If the lump is enlarging or becoming tender, have it evaluated. ...Read more
Simple vs serious: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many factors. The vast majority are not cancer but simply unusual growths like fatty tumors, cysts, skin tags, moles, etc. Most cause no symptoms and can be watched. If they cause symptoms or change colors, bleed, bruise or hurt, then see your doctor. ...Read more
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