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A lump at the anal opening! help

18 Jul 2018 01:16


Hope this isn't too disgusting but Im looking for advice. I am a 22 year old female and I find this topic very hard to bring up to my GP. I usually open my bowels every other day or sometimes in 3 days times, which has been a norm for me since I was young.  It’s normal for me to have a rectal bleeding everytime i have a bowel movement, where i find streaks of bright red blood on the toilet paper and my rectum being swollen and painful. I always though it is normal for the bleeding to occur since I usually pass hard stools and also this has been an on-going thing for me. 

Today I open my bowels and as usual it was painful (Type 2 - bristol stool chart) and hard to pass. I always open my bowel in squat position to help me pass it. I was aware for a long time that there’s a lump in my anus. However today i had a good look of it through the mirror and i can see it’s very swollen and red. It feels about the size of pea maybe, is under the skin and potruding from the left rectum wall. It definitely protrudes out more when I strain and have a bowel movement or go into a squat position.

I have been ignoring this for a long time and figured probably this is a piles ? or something. But I am not so sure... Looking forward to your reply.


thank you.

A lump at the anal opening! help

18 Jul 2018 04:29 in response to Carbs

Hello just read your post..  Please face the doctor, myself the sme as you notices changes a year ago, thinking its me age its heameroids not wanting to see doctors etc.. After trying many lotion n potions of the shelf, I finally bit the bullet.. Well shock isn't the word, squamous cell carcinoma was diagnosed from biopsy.. Now lead on to anal cancer of the anal verge within. Month.. Facing chemoradiotherapy next week for 4.5wks so please..  Make that appointment x

A lump at the anal opening! help

18 Jul 2018 12:12 in response to Carbs

Hi Carbs. Welcome to the forum.

I am not a doctor and I have no medical qualifications.

Anal cancer is very rare at your age, but you should never try to treat piles by yourself without a diagnosis from your GP.  Your GP can prescribe some highly effective creams that will calm the area and make going to the toilet more comfortable.

You might also need some dietary advice to soften your stools to make them easy to pass. This will also make going to the toilet more comfortable. 

So PLEASE see your GP.  Do not try to treat yourself. 

A lump at the anal opening! help

18 Jul 2018 17:02 in response to telemando

Yes thank you for your reply and advise, its. very reassuring . I tried eating more fruits and vegetables to help with my digestion. 

A lump at the anal opening! help

19 Jul 2019 16:54 in response to Carbs

See your GP, I did ... was told I have anal skin tags however also a pea sized lump my issues regarding hard stools are just like you since I was a kid. Had surgery today and lump has been sent for biopsy to lab results in 2/4 weeks ....

A lump at the anal opening! help

19 Jul 2019 18:08 in response to Carbs

Hello there dont be embassed ive crohns diseas so get horrid constipation and sometimes what the call anal tears like you .it sounds like a pile i had this a few months ago they come on quick its basicaly a slight weakness in vains so gets a bulge and sore wonderd what the heck it was as i sufferd from fistulas causing abseses and had it operated on so naturaly thought heck is it another dr had a quick look and confirmed it was a pile to me it was a releife scary though isnt it best pop to gp they give you cream and pesorys stops itching and sorness and helps shrink it mines gone now you might want to looke into your diaet and do know maney dont drink enough water we get dehydrated and you dont have enough mucus the help with stool transit he may give you some stuff for that to i take it but best get an expert to have a look dont be embarrassed he or she has one to and its realy common but leave it and it will get worse and harder to treat best hope you get sorted its no fun .paul


A lump at the anal opening! help

9 Oct 2019 17:10 in response to Halse

Hi if u don’t mind me asking wha colour was the lump I have a purple one an also a pink flesh looking one witch has spread towards my vagina opening I have docs tomorrow really worried