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External lump between anus and scrotum, enlarged flap of skin, no pain or itching

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59 year old male. I noticed a small external lump between anus and scrotum. Seems more like an enlarged flap of skin. No pain or itching.
Posted Wed, 5 Sep 2012 in General Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja 34 minutes later
HI

The history is suggestive of a external tag which is secondary to chronic fissure in ano

Is the lump stable or is it growing ?
Is there any discharge from it ?

Are you constipated ?
Is there any history of bleeding per rectum or mucus in stool ?
Has there been any history of painful defecation ?

Do you have to strain while passing urine ?

Get back with this information & will be able to guide you better
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Follow-up: External lump between anus and scrotum, enlarged flap of skin, no pain or itching 3 minutes later
Lump just appeared 2 days ago, seems to be the same size.
No discharge
No constipation.
No pain of any kind
No bleeding
No probs with urination
 
 
Answered by Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja 3 hours later
Hi

Thanks for the information

Most likely it seems to be a skin tag

What is the consistency ? Soft/Firm/Hard ?
Is it compressible ?

In any case reassure yourself and wait and watch should be the policy

Hope this helps
Am available for followup queries
Wishing you a healthy life ahead
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Follow-up: External lump between anus and scrotum, enlarged flap of skin, no pain or itching 26 minutes later
Soft and compressible
 
 
Answered by Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja 8 minutes later
Hi

Most likely a skin tag

Remote a cyst

Do not worry keep observing and keep me updated for any changes

Wishing you a healthy life ahead
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