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Are external hemorrhoids always painful? I have what seems like a pea-sized red bump next to anus but not painful at all, but bleeds sometime.

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Dr. Doyle Huey
Family Medicine

In brief: Hemorrhoids

External hemorrhoids are usually only painful if clot forms.
Any lump that bleeds should be evaluated by your doctor.

In brief: Hemorrhoids

External hemorrhoids are usually only painful if clot forms.
Any lump that bleeds should be evaluated by your doctor.
Dr. Doyle Huey
Dr. Doyle Huey
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Rarely painful

Hemorrhoids are enlarged veins (interconnecting between the lower colon ; skin) both above ; below and adjacent to the anal opening.
Like any other vein, they rarely painful, unless infected or clots within.

In brief: Rarely painful

Hemorrhoids are enlarged veins (interconnecting between the lower colon ; skin) both above ; below and adjacent to the anal opening.
Like any other vein, they rarely painful, unless infected or clots within.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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