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I have just found a lump on the edge of my anus which ...

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I have just found a lump on the edge of my anus which wasnt there yesterday. Its quite small but hard and it can be moved. it is quite uncomfortable as well. What could it be?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Su S replied 8 years ago.

Can you tell the size approximately?
How far it is movable?


Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Its about the size of a large pea. It appears to move a few millimetres each way.
It also has a dark appearance to it as well.
Expert:  Dr. Su S replied 8 years ago.
It appears to me that it is an external thrombosed piles or hemorrhoid.
Normally hemorrhoids are of 2 types , the more well known being internal hemorhoid.
External hemorrhoid produces hard painful lump at the anal margin.

You can see it in this picture.

You can take sitz bath several times a day by sitting in warm water tubs & applying antihemorrhoid cream to it.
You should take enough fibre in the diet to keep the stool loose. This will keep irritation to the lump minimum.
You should consult your doctor to confirm it & get further treatment.

Thank you.
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