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, A couple of years ago I suffered with piles. Since then

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Hi, A couple of years ago I suffered with piles. Since then I have had a strange lump on my anus. It is almost bubble like, similar to a blister with a pea like feel under the skin. I thought it had gone a while ago but in the last couple of days it feels worse and painful to go to the toilet. Please can you help and/or advise me on how to get rid of it????
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. C. replied 2 years ago.
Dr. C. :

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Dr. C. :

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.

Dr. C. :

But if that doesn't help it either unclog or shrink down, the nodule should be examined.

Dr. C. :

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.

Customer:

Hi, thank you. I will see if I can get a picture

Dr. C. :

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Customer:

Hi, I have taken a picture

Customer:

Hello?

Dr. C. :

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Dr. C. :

You'll have to attach it into the chat using a paperclip icon on your screen.

Dr. C. :

If it's not visible, try clicking on a button for "options" or "extras" or some similar wording.

Customer:

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Dr. C. :

Yes I got it, let me look.

Dr. C. :

This looks like it may be a "thrombosed" hemorrhoid.

Dr. C. :

This means that a blood clot formed in it making it a hard nodule.

Customer:

Ok

Dr. C. :

You can try the same treatment as for a blocked gland.

Dr. C. :

That will soften up the blood clot and help it dossolve faster.

Dr. C. :

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.

Customer:

And how long should I keep the heat pad on it?

Dr. C. :

What I'm thinking of is a rectal cancer but this likelihood is VERY low.

Dr. C. :

The heating pad should be applied for 10 minutes at a time every 2-4 hours.

Dr. C. :

Anything else I can help with today?

Customer:

That's everything. Thank you

Dr. C. :

Ok, I hope the heat works and you feel better soon. Good luck.

Customer:

Thank you very much

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Customer:

Will do. Thanks. Take care

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