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I have recently noticed a darkish lump around my anal entry

Patient: I have recently noticed a darkish lump around my anal entry, what is it? Should I be concerned?

 

 

Doctor: Hello,Thank you for your medical query at AskTheDoctor.comI understand your concern.From your description, these are the following possibilities:1) perianal abscess2) post anal dermoid3) external haemorrhoids4)fistula in anoYou need to visit a general surgeon as soon as possible to confirm the diagnosis as a fistula or perianal abscess can be extremely painful, and the sooner the treatment initiated, the better. A proctoscopy and per rectal examination is required to confirm the diagnosis.Hope this was helpful,Regards

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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