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Dr Chip (M.D.)
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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I had hemmorrhoids 25 years ago after having my first child.

Customer Question

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?
JA: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?
Customer: Swelling a few days.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: not that I'm aware of
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 1 month ago.

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

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Apply Witch hazel on the swollen growth outside my anal?
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 1 month ago.

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