Lump Near Anus

The anus is an opening present in the lowest part of the digestive tract. A lump near the anus occurs due to several causes. The causes are hemorrhoids, perianal hidradenitis supprativa, perianal hematoma, anal warts, molluscum contagiosum, constipation, and anal cancer. Its treatment depends on the condition affecting the anus.

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I have a lump in my anus and am nervous to get it diagnosed. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old male and found a lump in my anus. I am really worried and nervous to talk to anyone about it. Please help. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand that finding a lump in your anus can be a cause of concern and it is completely understandable that you feel nervous and worried about it. However, it is important to remember that this is a common issue and some medical professionals are trained to he...  Read Full »

Why is there a lump filled with fluid in the perianal abscess incision site?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a perianal abscess that was incised and drained in the hospital three weeks ago. I have had a small lump next to where they cut ever since, but when I press the lump, this fluid always comes out. I have attached a photo. Is this infection normal? I have no temperature, and I also ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shivpal Saini

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Treatment of perianal abscess is incision and drainage only. What the doctor did is the right thing. Secondly, whenever we do the incision and drainage, the wound generally takes its time to heal completely. Looking at the pictures you sent (attachments removed to pr...  Read Full »

There is an irregularly-shaped lump on my right buttock that increases in size and is compressible, but does not create any problems. Is it cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, There was a lump about 1.18 to 1.57 inches in diameter on my right buttock for about 18 years. Perhaps it is not regularly shaped, not fully round, or not fully oval. It might have increased a little within the last five years, and now it might be 1.77 to 1.96 inches in diameter. It hurts...  Read Full »

Dr. Vinod Kumar Atreya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. You have had irregular painless swelling over your right buttock for the last 18 years. Although the swelling is firm to palpation but compressible on sitting and then regains its original size, this compressibilit...  Read Full »

I have pain and a lumpy feeling in my anal area that hurts while sitting and bleeds on wiping. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain at the top of my anal area near the tailbone area. It is like a lumpy feeling and it has not caused any pain in the last two months. But suddenly for the past three days, it hurts when I sit and there is a lot of blood when I wipe it with toilet paper. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Naresh Kumar M.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Based on your symptoms the probable causes might be as follows. Fissure in the anus: There will be a crack and pain while passing stools. Blood streaks may be present on the stools. To control it you should eat more fruits and keep your s...  Read Full »

I have pain and bleeding while passing stools. Could it be due to the lump near my anus?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old male and my weight is 75 kilograms. I am having pain while passing stools for the last one month and in the last 30 days, two to three times there was blood. When I checked I found a mole or lump type of thing just beside my anus. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. The mentioned symptoms should not be neglected. I suggest you to check your rectal examination to rule out the possible organic cause. You are mentioning a mass or lump in the anus, so your proctoscopy examination should be done which is an...  Read Full »

I have a painful lump in my anus. How can I get rid of it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a lump in my anus, and it is associated with pain. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Let me review your file, and will be back to you in a minute.  Read Full »

I have a lump an inch from the anus that is not subsiding despite taking antibiotics for six days. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I had boils or cysts on my rear end that had to be drained by a doctor. But now I have a lump that is about an inch from my anus that is bothering me. It is not like the previous ones that had unbearable pain, redness, and irritation. This is just annoying as it is in a place that runs...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Maintain strict hygiene. Clean with antiseptic and not oils. Use topical antibiotic ointment unless otherwise contraindicated. Get physically examined and investigated to rule out any medical problems and treat them accordingly. Wear loose comfortable cotton cl...  Read Full »

I am having a hard lump between my testicles and the opening of my anus. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,I found this lumpy thing between my testicles and the opening of my anus. I have had a couple of boils before in that area a few years back. I found this a few days ago as I was showering. It does not hurt and it is hard. Maybe it is scar tissue, or something else? Do I need to investigate...  Read Full »

Dr. Nidhin Varghese

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It looks a little red (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Most probably, it is an infection of the hair follicle (similar to a boil). Keep the area clean and dry. Apply Mupirocin cream twice a day and take the tablet Azithromycin 500 mg in the morni...  Read Full »

I have piles and a painful boil on the anus wall. Please help me.

Query: Hello doctor, I have piles and I have a painful boil on the anus wall. It has been there for a week now. It is increasing, and it is not bleeding. It is happening once in a while, maybe once in two or three years, but it gets controlled faster. I have a photo that I can share, but it is not pleasant...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and am sorry for such acute discomfort you are having. I saw the picture you have attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's privacy). There is a localized swelling on the outer aspect of the anal opening. I hope you are referring ...  Read Full »

There is a lump little bigger than a pea around my anus. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a very painful bowel movement three days ago. Today, I was feeling very sore around my anus and found a lump a little bigger than a pea. This looks like a large pimple. Please help as it hurts.  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Most probably you have piles which get a lump that protrudes from the anus. It has four grades. The first to the third is medical and the fourth is surgical. From your history, it is second or third but it needs a physical examination. Also, I would like to know if...  Read Full »

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