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Yesterday i went to the bathroom and felt like i had a zit right on the edge of an anus now it is bigger. How do I know if its a hemorrhoid?

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Dr. Nicole Basa
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In brief: Pain

What you are describing may be a thrombosed external hemorrhoid versus a perianal abscess.
If it is severely painful and purplish in color it is a hemorrhoid. You can perform sitz baths and soak twice a day in warm water to help it shrink. If it is an abscess it may leak pus. If you have an abscess you need to go to the er if it getting bigger and more painful.

In brief: Pain

What you are describing may be a thrombosed external hemorrhoid versus a perianal abscess.
If it is severely painful and purplish in color it is a hemorrhoid. You can perform sitz baths and soak twice a day in warm water to help it shrink. If it is an abscess it may leak pus. If you have an abscess you need to go to the er if it getting bigger and more painful.
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