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anal lump

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 4, 2007
  • 11:25 PM

Hi. I have noticed a lump in my anus. It's about 1/3 inch and feels like a swallen gland, positioned almost on the outside of my anus. I went to see my doctor who examined me and told me that all he could see/feel was a mild form of hemorrhoids. I left his office under the impression that he actually did not feel the lump I went to see him about. He said he could only feel some scarred skin tissue. I had hemorrhoids in the past but I never had a lump in my anus.
I am worried that he doctor just missed the lump and I am worried about anal cancer. any suggestions/advice

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  • you could ask for a CT scan or MRI. sounds like hemorrohids though, just maybe in a diff. spot than you are use to.
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  • hi there. THX for replying to my posting. The lump feels like a swollen gland and is on the rim of the orifice, right below the skin level. I can actually hold it between two fingers. It's tender to pressure. I also have visible hemorrhoids, but they feel and look quite different.
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  • Sounds like it is a haemorrhoid. These thins can feel like hard peas and they do cause a fair bit of discomfort. Does this fit the description?
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  • Hi Kenn,yes, it feel like a hard pea, like a little gland, o a little cyst. Is that still a case of hemmorhoids? I thought hemorrhoids would be soft, swollen vessel tissue. Can you tell me more?
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