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17 year old male, 130 lbs, 510". There is a dark colored (purplish

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17 year old male, 130 lbs, 5'10". There is a dark colored (purplish brown black) soft lump about the size of a small grape on the rim of the anal opening. It's not perfectly circular but it's not completely irregular either. It is quite painful and itchy. It's like a pressure pain. It's worse when I'm up and walking around and not quite as bad when I'm sitting. It sounds like a hemmorhoid but I'm worried it could be early anal cancer.

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hello

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welcome to the chat

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are you still there?

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how long have you had this?

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It sounds like you have a thrombosed hemorrhoid

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This is hemorrhoid which has a blood clot in it

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It can be quite painful and itchy

Dr. Natasha :

preparation H may not be enough

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usually in these cases, you may need a small incision made over the hemorrhoid to get the clot out

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but this is NOT anal cancer

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NOT anal cancer

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You can also ask your doctor for steroid suppositories for help

Dr. Natasha :

In the meantime, cool compress, high fiber diet, prune juice will help, and a stool softener like colace

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I hope that you can see this

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please reply if you need clarification

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please leave positive feedback if this helped :-)

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