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Please help! Hemorrhoids or something else?

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  • Posted By: alittlescared
  • February 4, 2010
  • 02:16 PM

I have already booked an appointment to see the doctor on Monday but I was hoping someone could please offer some insight or share their experiences?

I am a 30 year old Mum of 1 and have suffered mild hemorrhoids for a few years now. A couple of weeks ago I became aware that my bottom felt quite sore. Apologies on the details but it's the position that has thrown me.

I can feel a longish lump, maybe 3cm long which feels like a sore muscle behind my anus. It is not between the anus and vagina but between the anus and coccyx almost. All I can describe it as is an enlarged muscle. It is underneath the skin and cannot be seen, only felt. 2 nights ago, after a bowel movement, I notice some blood and a little clear mucus when I wiped but nothing else since. (There is sometimes blood when I wipe due to current hemorrhoids). The lump also sometimes feels like its putting pressure into my bottom.

I am scared to death that this is something more sinister as I cannot find reference to it anywhere. Can anyone offer some advice here please?

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  • Hello,Sounds like you have an external hemorrhoid. My wife had hers theis way. It started out looking or feeling like a blister. The fact that you already have internal hemorrhoids lends itself to this more then likly being the case. Whatever you do don't be scared of the doctors or or of getting this REMOVED! Most people just try and treat it and live with it becasue they are afraid of all the HORROR stories they read. I was one of those people but no longer.If you treat and wait they will just keep getting worse and more numorous but the key to succesfully removing them without pain and complications is the right doctor!Get Fixed SoonBrian McMullin
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 12, 2010
    • 03:54 PM
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  • In my opinion if you are thirty or older and having issues with bleeding when having a bowel movement, you may be alarmed if you happen to notice traces of blood in your stool. Though the presence of hemorrhoids does cause bleeding, it would be in your best interest to have this condition investigated by your family physician to R/O any other underlying problem, because cancer and other conditions also have some of the same symptoms as a hemorrhoid flare-up.
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