What does a lump at the anal opening indicate? - Online Doctor Chats
i want to get your help on a problem my husband is facing. Since last two days he is having a lump / bump near his anal opening. its out side. It pains but doesnt itch. Please advice.
Dr. Shanthi here
let me read your query
Does he have anal bleeding as well?
he is diabetic but undercontrol
what is his age?
he is 38
does the lump increase in size while passing stools?
does it make him difficult to sit for long time?
yes it pain while sitting. but its on side anus opening.
and the size of lump has increased in last 2 days
it could be an external hemorrhoid
nothing but swollen veins near the anus or lower rectum
Have you got to see the lump by yourself?
does it seem like a soft swollen tissue with blood tinge in it?
something like a mucus membrane?
it is mostly hemorrhoid
it needs clinical examination by an internist to confirm the same
Treatment is simple
he should be taking sitz bath twice daily
what is sitz bath?
sit in a warm tub of water for at least 10 minutes twice a day.
what is the possible cause/reason for this?
It is caused due to excess strain on the blood vessels around the anus
this can be due to sitting for long hours
using laptop on the lap
Continuous pressure on the anal region
High spicy diet
excess alcohol consumption and smoking
Lack of fiber in diet is another important cause
you must give him fiber rich food
more of fruits and vegetables
This is temporary treatment
Use of laxatives can help too
For permanent relief, surgery is the option
Hemorrhoidectomy can be done
You can discuss about all these options with his surgeon or internist
not related to both
is it common or somthing to worry?
it is a common problem
but getting treated is important to get rid of the pain and recurrence
can I apply an antibiotic ointment.
You can use preparation H ointment
no need to use antibiotic ointment unless there is secondary bacterial infection
I wish your husband a quick recovery
it would be better for him to follow a bland diet as well for some time
Hope this information helps you
Do you have any more queries for me or doubts?
yes thank you very much.
thanks for your time
It's my pleasure
Shall we end the chat now?
yes thanks again.
you are welcome
good day ahead
Bye for now
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