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hi today while putting on pile cream I noticed a lump inside

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hi
today while putting on pile cream I noticed a lump inside my anus(about 1 1/2 inch inside)
on the right hand side feels hard about the size of a pea.
should I be worried
thanks
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Hasan replied 4 years ago.

DR HASAN :

Hi

DR HASAN :

Thanks for your question. My name is Dr Hasan and I am here to help you today. I will be happy to help you with your follow-up questions also. I need few details.

DR HASAN :

Are you diagnosed to have piles?

DR HASAN :

Do you have any symptoms like bleeding with or after stool, weight loss, loss of appetite, fever etc?

JACUSTOMER-sp192r0t- :

not diagnosed, but i have treated external piles myself for years, never felt any lump inside my anus before

DR HASAN :

Do you have any symptoms like bleeding with or after stool, weight loss, loss of appetite, fever etc?

JACUSTOMER-sp192r0t- :

had blood on tissue(not for a while) have lost weight in last month but i have started gym and started eating healthy

DR HASAN :

Is that lump tender to touch?

DR HASAN :

Anything like diarrhea alternating with constipation, mucus with stool etc?

JACUSTOMER-sp192r0t- :

no not sore at all i can run my finger over it just moves and feels hard, no stools are normal

DR HASAN :

Family history of cancer, specially intestinal cancers?

JACUSTOMER-sp192r0t- :

i know my grandad died of cancer not sure what kind thou

DR HASAN :

Thanks a lot for your input.

DR HASAN :

I am sorry to hear about your problem.

DR HASAN :

There can be certain causes for that lump.

DR HASAN :

It can be pile

DR HASAN :

Rather most likely it is pile.

DR HASAN :

Possibility of anorectal cancer should be ruled out but seems least likely.

DR HASAN :

There are other causes like anal fissure, abscess etc but they are not likely in your case because of absence of pain and fever.

DR HASAN :

You should take high fibre diet like psyllium husk to avoid constipation.

DR HASAN :

So to conclude the most likely cause is pile .

DR HASAN :

Possibility of anorectal cancer is very remote but you should visit a gastroenterologist to get this ruled out because i cannot examine you.

DR HASAN :

A proctoscopy and colonoscopy will be required.

DR HASAN :

You should be concerned but should not worry.

DR HASAN :

Any question?

JACUSTOMER-sp192r0t- :

if i press on it, it will move to 1 side

DR HASAN :

That is good sign

DR HASAN :

This means that lump is not fixed

DR HASAN :

Cancerous lumps are usually fixed.

JACUSTOMER-sp192r0t- :

thanks for your help

DR HASAN :

You are most welcome

DR HASAN :

I wish you good luck that you get well soon, please ask if you have any question because our discussion always remains open so you can always ask more till you are satisfied, You can click the smiley to rate the answer. You can come back here to ask anything even after you have rated the answer. I will be glad to help you always.

JACUSTOMER-sp192r0t- :

will book in wiv doc bye

DR HASAN :

good bye