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I often get an itchy anus which bleeds a little when itching

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Hi, I often get an itchy anus which bleeds a little when itching or wiping. It's just a small lump which itches and is smelly. I've had it for a few months now. I'm not sure if it's piles or an anal fissure and what could I take to get rid. Can you help because I really don't want to go to a gp with it.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Hi--it's more likely piles since a fissure usually is painful, not just itchy
For now you can apply witch hazel liniment followed by a thin layer of a cortisone cream three times a day for two weeks
It would also help to take a stool softener like Senna or Colace
Let me know if you need any more information please
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