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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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User :   I have a skin colored lump near my anus. I have speculated that it is hemorrhoids but am concerned that it may be something else. I have photos.                                                   Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know your age, gender, height and weight?
User :   26, f, 5'2" 170lbs
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   When did you notice the lump?
User :   I've had it for a while because it was itching and I just thought it was hemorrhoids
User :   so over a month
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but I just looked at today and I'm not sure what it is
User :   because it is not exactly on the anus it is right outside of the anus near it
Doctor :   Does it produce any other symptoms?
User :   just itching
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Any pain during passing stools?
User :   not severe pain but maybe some irritation
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Has the size changed over time?
User :   I do not know, I looked at it today for the first time
User :   i think it may have always been the same size
Doctor :   Ok
User :   is it possible for me to send photos?
Doctor :   How about any bleeding from the site?
User :   when I wipe with a tissue it sometimes is a bright red
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but I think that's from scratching it
Doctor :   Yes, the symptoms does look like a starting point of a hemorrhoid
Doctor :   but it has to be confirmed by a direct examination
User :   is it possible for me to send a photo for a better confirmation?
Doctor :   Sure, I was about to tell that
Doctor :   You can send it to YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :   I shall reply you back within the next 6 hours
User :   i am sending
Doctor :   Fine
User :   they are loading, I took a few photos of the irritated skin in the area
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i was looking at photos online and was concerned that it could be a wart but I still think it may be a hemorrhoid
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   There is either possibility
Doctor :   better decided after looking at the lesion directly
User :   i just sent the photos
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I haven't yet got it
Doctor :   I shall reply you by mail
Doctor :   after having a look at it
User :   ok one of the photos didnt go through, I am going to send it in a separate email
Doctor :   Fine, not a problem
User :   so will you still respond if we are kicked out of this chat?
Doctor :   Sure, I shall get back to you by mail
User :   to my email?
Doctor :   No worries about that
User :   ok great
Doctor :   I shall reply back to your mail
Doctor :   within the next 6 hours
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