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I feel an anal lump. What could this be?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Many things

Coulkd be a hemorrhoid, a cyst, an abscess or a tumor. If it is new, then you need to see a colorectal surgeon for an exam and treatment recommendations.

In brief: Many things

Coulkd be a hemorrhoid, a cyst, an abscess or a tumor. If it is new, then you need to see a colorectal surgeon for an exam and treatment recommendations.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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In brief: Hemorrhoids / cancer

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: Hemorrhoids / cancer

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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