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Painless bump near opening of anus, itching present - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
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please proceed with your query
User :   the other day while cleaning myself after a bowel movement, i found a small hard bump/knot about the size of a pinhead near the opening of my anus. this has not been painful although i have been experiencing some itching at night while sleeping. any ideas? thanks
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ok
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since when is the bump present?
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is it painful when passing motion?
User :   i just noticed it about two days ago
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is the itching present only at night?
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ok
User :   yes, only at night. i can apply some balmex creme and the itching goes away
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ok
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was there any blood noticed in the motion?
User :   not so far. i always look. i had a colonscopy 4 years ago and passed
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you can continue to apply the cream
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for the icthing
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however, you will need an examination for the bump now
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to see what it is due to
User :   do you think that it could be serious or i have heard that it could be a pinworm
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the icthing history does point to pinworm,
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but the bump needs to be checked as to what it could be
User :   ok then. thank you for your time
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as it could be hemorroids
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asymptomatic hemorroids
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so it has to be examined and if confirmed will need treatment.
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is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   could that be treated with an over the counter medicine?
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if it is not serious, then yes, but it will depend on the examination and diagnosis.
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and since i have not examined you, i cannot tel for sure what is the diagnosis, and hence the prescription for the same
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as it will be against medical ethics
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and inappropriate
User :   ok. thank you very much
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please get an examination done and get the appropriate prescription for the same
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User :   not at this time. again, thank you for your time
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