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I have this lump on the outside of my anus

Patient: I have this lump on the outside of my anus and it’s there every time I use the bathroom(number 2) but it is gone when I’m not using the bathroom, it’s about the size of a pea maybe a little bigger and I’ve had it for a couple months, it doesn’t hurt or anything but I’m scared its anal cancer and I’m only 15

 

 

Doctor: Thank you for writing to us.I think that you have a hemorrhoid which is painless. The increase in pressure causes th e swelling to increase in size and causes the symptoms that you are describing.I recommend that you confirm the diagnosis by seeing a Doctor. Usually, hemorrhoids can be treated with a day care surgery where you can go home almost immediately.Hope this helps. All the best.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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