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I had hemmorrhoids 25 years ago after having my first child.

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I had hemmorrhoids 25...

I had hemmorrhoids 25 years ago after having my first child. A lump formed right outside the anal and it never bothered me. A few days ago, I noticed that it felt swollen and in a bit of pain...what can I do?

Doctor's Assistant: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?

Swelling a few days.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Not that I'm aware of

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 11 months ago
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Hello I'm Dr Chip

Sounds like another hemorrhoid

For now you can apply witch hazel followed by over the counter 1% hydrocortisone cream and take a stool softener

That should clear in up in a few days

Please let me know if you need any more information

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Apply Witch hazel on the swollen growth outside my anal?
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 11 months ago

Yes--it may be a little painful but it will help reduce the inflammation as will the hydrocortisone cream

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