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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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 ...  Read Full »

What are the causes of lump in the anus?

Query: Hi doctor, I am female. My height is 160 cm. My weight was 74 four years ago. Two years ago, I became 84. I am really shy to tell others. My age is 27. I lived away from family for three years. My lifestyle was changed, food habits also changed. At that time, I had a baby. I stopped lactation after...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly I would like to assure you that you do not have to worry. Your stress and tension contribute to the problem and might make it seem worse. There is a huge impact of psychological state on any physical condition. So first and foremost you need to relax. Secondl...  Read Full »

Can hemorrhoids cause lumps on the anus?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a lump on my anus and recently, it has become larger. I am worried about it.   Read Full »

Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Having a lump on the anus suddenly indicates a benign condition. You need to consult a doctor for having an examination. It seems like an anal venous thrombosis. There is nothing to be worried. If this diagnosis is confirmed by consulting a doctor, then you need to ...  Read Full »

Why do I have a bump near my anus?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a lump that looks like hemorrhoids in my anus. I have had it for a very long time. Lately, my bowel habits have changed. I am constipated most of the time, although I admit my diet is not ideal. I do not eat many fibery foods, and I eat mostly takeaways and cold drinks. The hemorr...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concerns. The presence of non-bleeding, non-painful hemorrhoids is not a problem at all. Grade 2 hemorrhoids are those which tend to come with stools and tend to go back spontaneously. It does not require treatment except to observe. Constipatio...  Read Full »

What can cause a slightly painful lump near the anus?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a lump near my anus. There is no bleeding but I have pain while passing stools. I have this lump from 8 years of age. I did not have any problem with it. There is no pain or bleeding due to it. Now I am 20 years old and I have pain in it for a few weeks with low quantity. Is it no...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Piles form within the anus and it does not form around it. Your description suggests a skin tag or anal tag. This does not require any specific treatment. You can simply ignore it. You can have other possibilities such as perianal abscess or boil. For this, I sugges...  Read Full »

How to treat a large external lump behind the anal opening?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19-year-old male who is 5.11 feet tall and weighs about 190 lbs. I have severe pain in the anal canal that inhibits walking, usually sitting, sleeping, as well as excruciating bowel movements. I previously visited a gastroenterologist who said there was no internal lump but diagno...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand how painful it would be for you. This is an external hemorrhoid (external blood vessels), which seems to have thrombosed (clotted blood). They use to be very painful. I also want to recommend you receive, which is a good medication. I do not have exp...  Read Full »

What is the cause for lump and tenderness in perineum with constipation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 17-year-old female. I am 5 feet tall and I weigh about 98 kg. Three months ago, I had severe constipation and hemorrhoids that lasted for about a month and a half. After that incident, I decided to change my diet high on fiber and cereals, and red meat up to this day. I have h...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, I can very well understand your problem, but I must admit that my assessment might be incomplete unless I have the test results which I suggest to you. Secondly, I want to see the notes which your gynecologist and gastroenterologist have written in the prescri...  Read Full »

Sitz bath for lump near rectum is not giving complete relief. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old female and I have a lump or growth very near my rectum. This lump has been present for five months. It is not always painful, but there has been times when it got uncomfortable. I tried warm compresses and sitz baths but this only makes it get smaller and relieve th...  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your history and understand your concern, the lump of the groin area and face that you mentioned you had before are more like lymph node enlargement swellings that can arise due to some minor local or secondary infection and can subside on its own or wi...  Read Full »

Can hemorrhoid occur in a 3-year-old child with hard stools?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 3 years old. Today I have noticed a bump on her anus, normally she passes stool with excess pressure. So it seems to be like hemorrhoid. I am attaching the picture. Kindly refer and advise us on her treatment and care to be taken. Please suggest medicines for the same a...  Read Full »

Dr. Manu Bharadwaj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have noted the symptoms and seen the pictures too (attachment removed to protect patient identity). What your daughter has is a skin tag at the anal verge which is an indicator of fissure-in-ano. A fissure is nothing but a wound over the anus. This is generally a ...  Read Full »

Why do I get recurrent lump externally around anus?

Query: Hello doctor, Eight months before, I felt a small lump around the right side of my anus area, (before I had itching around the anus for several months). Later that lump became larger and painful in a week. I consulted a homeopathic doctor and he gave me medicines (Paeonia off Q, Acid muraticum, Aci...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It seems you have a perianal abscess. Perianal means around anus and abscess means collection of pus. It can be secondary to chronic itching and excoriation of the skin resulting in abscess formation. It can occur secondary to poor hygiene in and around the anal area...  Read Full »

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