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Are you diagnosed to have piles?
Do you have any symptoms like bleeding with or after stool, weight loss, loss of appetite, fever etc?
not diagnosed, but i have treated external piles myself for years, never felt any lump inside my anus before
had blood on tissue(not for a while) have lost weight in last month but i have started gym and started eating healthy
Is that lump tender to touch?
Anything like diarrhea alternating with constipation, mucus with stool etc?
no not sore at all i can run my finger over it just moves and feels hard, no stools are normal
Family history of cancer, specially intestinal cancers?
i know my grandad died of cancer not sure what kind thou
Thanks a lot for your input.
I am sorry to hear about your problem.
There can be certain causes for that lump.
It can be pile
Rather most likely it is pile.
Possibility of anorectal cancer should be ruled out but seems least likely.
There are other causes like anal fissure, abscess etc but they are not likely in your case because of absence of pain and fever.
You should take high fibre diet like psyllium husk to avoid constipation.
So to conclude the most likely cause is pile .
Possibility of anorectal cancer is very remote but you should visit a gastroenterologist to get this ruled out because i cannot examine you.
A proctoscopy and colonoscopy will be required.
You should be concerned but should not worry.
if i press on it, it will move to 1 side
That is good sign
This means that lump is not fixed
Cancerous lumps are usually fixed.
thanks for your help
You are most welcome
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