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 tender lump beneath skin near anus. What could this be?

Query: Hello doctor, Suffering from mild IBS D since last four years. Noticed a tender lump beneath skin near anus three years ago. Swells and shrinks itself. Mild throbbing and pale yellow fluid discharge from anus when pressed during swelling. Proctoscopy was done in a piles hospital. The doctor said no...  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to After reviewing the information shared and your pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it appears you are suffering from Fistula -in Ano (tubular interconnection between anal canal and outside skin near the anal opening). The swelling you are talking...  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

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 suggest yo...  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

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 »

What are these two lumps near my anal opening that itch and burn on pooping?

Query: Hello, I found two lumps near the opening of my anus. My anus itches and burns after pooping. It started after I suffered diarrhea last month. I used Smuth cream, which relieved me, but now it started again, and the problem is recurring. Please give me a permanent cure. I can not bear this pain. It ...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Firstly, I am sorry for such discomfort. I saw the file you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), and the picture is very blurry. I could not see any lump or swelling, which you refer to...  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 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 morning a...  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 »

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 Narayanan Kutty

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

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

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 »

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