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Child has red bump in anal area. No discomfort. Straining during bowel movement. Hemorrhoids?

I have a soon to be 2 year old son, this evening as I was preparing him for bed, I realized that in his anal area their is a small red bump to the touch it feel firm. However he does not seem to be in any discomfort nor did he complain when i examined the area. He has been straining lately during bowel movement. Could this be hemorrhoids?
Asked On : Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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Thank you for your query.

Though hemorrhoids can be present in young children but they are not firm to touch. If he has been straining then it can be a polyp too. I suggest that you get him examined by the doctor who shall do an internal examination and, if required, proctoscopy, to find the cause of the "bump" that you are describing.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your son all the best.


Rajiv K Khandelwal
Answered: Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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