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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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I have a rather embarrassing thing to ask about. I've

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Hi. I have a rather embarrassing thing to ask about. I've noticed for the past few days (4-5?) when I have a bowel movement and I'm cleaning myself, there seems to be a small, hard bump/lump thing just above my anus. Is that something I should be concerned about?
JA: How long have you had the lump? Is it hard or soft?
Customer: It feels kinda hard. Maybe medium. I've had hemorrhoides before. It feels harder than that. Not hard like a rock.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: It's about the size of a pea. I'm diabetic.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 1 month ago.

Hello I'm Dr Chip

Is this located very near the anal verge?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 1 month ago.

Sorry for the delay

This sounds like a thrombosed hemorrhoid

Nothing too serious

For now you can use over the counter 1% hydrocortisone cream twice a day for a week to shrink it

Please let me know if you need any more information