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Hi. Dr Rick here. I completed an Internal medicine internship in NYC and have two decades of clinical experience. How can I assist you today?
Yes. The most common cause for the lesion you have noticed is an external hemorrhoid.
If it is bothering you Preparation H, which you can buy almost anywhere, works very well....
Of course, the only way to be 110% sure that this lesion is a hemorrhoid is to have your doctor bend you over and take a look. That being said, if you are not having any other symptoms I do not see a need to rush to your doctor for an exam from what you have posted.
Here is an excellent article from a highly respected source that you might find helpful:
Sure. You can use the paperclip on your screen to attach the picture if it is on your computer.
I will just leave this chat open and you should be able to access it again from your PC.
If, however, you are on a MAC our system does not play well with MACs and I don't think the picture will upload this way.....
Ok. That will work. You should be able to switch over to your PC.....I'll standby
got it....let me take a look
sorry for the poor pic and for the "hairy" enviroment but i come from a "ape" family
99.9% positive that is a hemorrhoid.
Nothing to worry about at this time from what you have posted.
Does this make sense to you?
Are you still there?
so i dont have to worry? do you think the "swollen" lump will go away or will stay there?
Is there anything else you would like to ask me this afternoon (I think it is evening on your side of the planet)
It is nothing to worry about. It will vary in size from time to time......that is the way these things are...
ok. Thanks a lot Dr. Rick and i just discovered right now this kind of doctor apointment , very very usefull. Thanks
My pleasure. Glad I could help
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