Is the painful swelling near anus a hemorrhoid?

Q. What is the painful swelling near anus?

Answered by
Dr. Erioli Braholli
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 25, 2019 and last reviewed on: Oct 28, 2019

Hello doctor,

I was suffering a lot with pain, discomfort and not concentrating on my studies, a small pimple like structure raised at my anal section. I think it is haemorrhoid. When I am making bowel movement, I was suffering a lot. Please help in solving this issue.



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Based on your description, it might be haemorrhoid or perianal abscess. If it is in a lower grade, some medical therapy may be proven to ease the pain and inflammation. But a medical consultation would be neccessary to determine that condition.

Anyway, you can try a local cream containing Betamethasone and Lidocaine twice daily. A stool softener such as Lactulose would help for an easier and less painful bowel movement. Keep a watery diet with soups and high fibers foods. Have plenty of liquids. Sitz baths would help a lot. If it is an abscess, an antibiotic can be started. Continue this medication for about two weeks. If no improvement, the surgical solution must be taken into consideration. Take care and best wishes.

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