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I have this lump around my opening and it stings

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I have this lump around my anus opening and it stings
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
Hello,
Thanks for your question.
Lump at the anus opening can be hemorrhoid commonly.
Another possibility can be a fat cyst or lipoma.
Sebaceous cyst is another possibility.
Anal abscess from bacterial infection is another possibility.
Abscess will be more painful however.
These conditions are all treatable surgically.
And avoid constipation and excess straining which can worsen hemorrhoids.
You should see your doctor for clinical evaluation.
You can try sitz bath in the meantime to relieve the symptoms.
Over the counter preparation H ointment also can be used.
Best wishes
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks. What kind of over the counter ointment can i use? And what's a sitz bath?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
Preparation H is over the counter.
Sitz bath means --sitting in a warm water bowl or bath tub for 10-15 minutes to relax the anal muscles.
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