Lump on anal opening.

Patient

Q: I recently discovered a lump that's right at the opening of my anal hole. The lump is soft, but solid to the touch, it's roughly the size of a pea and is slightly more red than the surrounding skin. It causes me pain when passing stool and especially when wiping after passing stool. I'm unsure what it could be, I've come across a few potential answers online, but would rather ask a professional to be sure. What could this be and how can I remedy it?

Symptoms:  Pain when passing stool and wiping.
Pea-sized lump at the anal opening.
Reddened skin.
Doctor

A:   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: I get nauseous if I have fluid/food in my stomach (or if bowels not empty) ... but only when I bend over/lift/move st...

Q: Should I have an X-ray at the dentist? 4 yrs ago I had a massive heart attack 3 yrs ago a pulmonary embolism so conse...

Q: 5 year old grandson had viral respiratory with 2 days nausea and vomiting start 5 days ago . Past 2 days increasing a...

Q: Are external hemorrhoids in the form of small bumps around the anus inside the butt cheeks?

Q: I have had a pain/headache over my eye on the brow bone for over a week. It's tender to touch that area and also over...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews