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How do I know the differnece between hemorrhoids or an anal lump?
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Dr. Rafael Lugo
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Dr. Rafael Lugo
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Most hemorrhoids (varicose veins of the anus) are soft, squishy tissue that may become more distended after straining or having a bowel movement.
If a hemorrhoid becomes firm, enlarged, and tender, it may have thrombosed (clotted). This can usually be treated without surgery with pain medication and time. An anal lump that is present all the time, however, requires medical attention to assure t.

In brief: Texture
Most hemorrhoids (varicose veins of the anus) are soft, squishy tissue that may become more distended after straining or having a bowel movement.
If a hemorrhoid becomes firm, enlarged, and tender, it may have thrombosed (clotted). This can usually be treated without surgery with pain medication and time. An anal lump that is present all the time, however, requires medical attention to assure t.
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