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While showering today, found a swelling, size of a marble on

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While showering today, found a swelling, size of a marble on the entrance of my rectum. A dull aching pain accompanies this. Pain started last night..
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 2 months ago.


Thanks for the question.

I am a double board certified US doctor and I will be happy to help. Use reply to communicate with me.

This is most likely a hemorrhoid [I can look at a picture here if you attach it].

These are common. They are swollen veins.

They either itch or are painful.

Initial treatment is a hemorrhoid cream like preparation H. Hot sitz baths 3 or 4 times a day [sit in hot water], and getting the stool very soft. Stool softeners, cooked fruit and veggies are used.

Show this to your doctor for confirmation.

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