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 shared a smoking device with a person. About 5 minutes later i used my mouth to clean up a very small cut on my fin...

Q: I am currently taking microgynon 30 contraceptive pill and was wondering if respberry ketone tablets will affect my c...

Q: I have a problem with weight, I am currently taking Ant depressant Mirtazapine 45 g. What is the safest weight loss t...

Q: I have a straight horizontal cut on my pinky to which my doctor applied dermabond. I believe i took it off too soon. ...

Q: Hi. I had a partial coectomy 1 year ago. Since that time, my abdomen has been very hard, it sticks way out and is lar...

 
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