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Anal lump

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 13, 2007
  • 10:37 PM

Hi. I have had a painful lump on the anus. It feels like a pea, like a little swollen gland. The doc did a rectal exam but couldn't come up with anything but a mild form of hemorrhoids. I have indeed some hemorrhoids, but this lump doesn't feel at all like swollen veins. My guess is that the doctor missed the lump altogether. Since I read that a lump COULD be a symptom of anal cancer, my questions are as follows:

Can this kind of lump be just a symptom of hemorrhoids?

Will it eventually go away? (how long should I wait before going back to the doc if the lump doesn't go away? )

Any other comments??


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  • Run to doctor and request other tests asapand see other Doctors. My husband was misdiagnosis and lead to believe it was hemmerriods. The Doctor made my husband believe he could wait to have them surgically remove and when he finally went the surgian said that he need to do a a biopsy asap, that day we were told it was Anal Cancer. By listening to the Doctor, he waited to long and made almost 7 months past by. Things did not work out well. We lost him at 47 years old after 14 very bad months of treatments and complications.
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  • Hi! i have the same problem,I'm from the phillipines.I have 2 operation already.one,is august 2003 and the last one is march 2007.can you pls.visit me at msc_natal@yahoo.com.ph:rolleyes:
    marvie_magboo 3 Replies
    • August 21, 2007
    • 00:47 AM
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