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Doctor insights on: Soft Lump On Anus Symptoms

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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


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Hi, I have a soft lump that is protruding from my anus, only other symptom was itching could it be cancer?

Hi, I have a soft lump that is protruding from my anus, only other symptom was itching could it be cancer?

Anal lump.: if the lunp that you are perceiving hasn't changed much, it is less likely to be a cancer rather than a hemorrhoid or anal papilla. However, it still would be prudent to get it checked out. Good luck. ...Read more

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I found a hard pea-sized painless lump just inside my anus under the skin. I do have hemorroids, but this lump is not soft and not painful. ?

I found a hard pea-sized painless lump just inside my anus under the skin. I do have  hemorroids, but this lump is not soft and not painful. ?

It is most likely: an "old" clotted hemorroid! These wind up as tiny lumps (old clots) in one of the small veins! You can easily have this checked out in a routine office visit to your PCP (Primary Care Provider..with a simple rectal exam! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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I have a small purplish soft lump on the anus, it causes no discomfort nor is it hard or painful or tender ?

I have a small purplish soft lump on the anus, it causes no discomfort nor is it hard or painful or tender ?

Most likely.: You've probably got a hemorrhoid that you can see. Although there are other explanations and ideally you want to have a doctor take a look to make sure that's all it is. Best to you! ...Read more

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What is this soft lump between my vagina and anus?

What is this soft lump between my vagina and anus?

That is called: the perineal body but you also could develop a cyst, abscess, fistula or hemorrhoid in this region. If something feels different there than it has in the past see your GYN or PCP to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more