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A small hard ball with a hard tail just came out of my anus

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A small hard ball with a long hard tail just came out of my anus after a couple of days on straining and blood in poop. Is this normal?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.

I wouldn't say it is "normal". But it is likely a hemorrhoid and those are common

I recommend an examination by your doctor to make sure it is a hemorrhoid

straining during bowel movements often causes tissue to bulge out. This is a hemorrhoid

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It was about an inch and a half long and it came off in the tissue paper. Should I go to the er or just get a regular visit with my dr next week?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.

is it bleeding?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No not now.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.

I would go to ER and get it checked. That seems like a huge hemorrhoid

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.

please don't forget a positive rating. I appreciate it. If you have more questions, just reply

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
If it is not bleeding and doesn't hurt do I need to go to er?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.

yes you do

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.

Please don't forget a positive rating. If you have more questions, just reply