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It may be a blocked gland. If it is the best treatment is to apply moist heat, a wet towel wrapped around a heating pad or sitting in a hot bath.
But if that doesn't help it either unclog or shrink down, the nodule should be examined.
It's possible that it's something else. It may be helpful if you can attach a photo of it into the chat using the paperclip icon on your screen.
Hi, thank you. I will see if I can get a picture
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Hi, I have taken a picture
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You'll have to attach it into the chat using a paperclip icon on your screen.
If it's not visible, try clicking on a button for "options" or "extras" or some similar wording.
Yes I got it, let me look.
This looks like it may be a "thrombosed" hemorrhoid.
This means that a blood clot formed in it making it a hard nodule.
You can try the same treatment as for a blocked gland.
That will soften up the blood clot and help it dossolve faster.
If this doesn't help within 1 week, you should have it checked. Without actually feeling it, it's hard to know for sure that there isn't something else going on.
And how long should I keep the heat pad on it?
What I'm thinking of is a rectal cancer but this likelihood is VERY low.
The heating pad should be applied for 10 minutes at a time every 2-4 hours.
Anything else I can help with today?
That's everything. Thank you
Ok, I hope the heat works and you feel better soon. Good luck.
Thank you very much
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Will do. Thanks. Take care