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most likely this is an infected or irritated hemorrhoid
but you have to see a doctor to get it examined to know for sure.
sometimes anal cysts or anal polyps or anal fissures or anal glands can cause a lump in the that area and get infected and swollen.
sitz baths should be at room temperature
what is better than preperation H on swollen hemorrhoids is over the counter 1% hydrocortisone steroid cream used twice a day for 1-2 weeks which can help calm down hemorrhoid inflammation.
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