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Posted by: Kirsti | 2007/06/04

lump on anal opening


was just wondering if anyone else has experienced this? i have been told that it might be piles starting to form and that i should just put apply cream from the pharmacy to it everyday and it should eventually go.
its not very big currently but i just wanted to know if i should go and see a doctor about it.

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Dear Kirsti
a hemorrhoid usually is a soft, painless lump developing on the anal canal's rim. It is caused by a anal vein valve collapsing. You can treat it with hemorroid creams unless it becomes painful, bleeds a lot or becomes hard and inflamed.

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