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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, I'm a 21 year old female. About a month ago I had a pain in my anus. While showering I felt it, and it was a bump. It hurt to touch. I wen tonline the next day, and did some research, It sounded like it might be a hemorrhoid. a week later the pain was gone and everything back to normal. about 1 week ago, the pain is back, and so is the bump. Although it sounds like a hemorroid, I have no itching, no burning, and it doens't hang. It almost feels like a pimple. But it burns when touch it. Not when I wipe though. And it does not hurt to pass stool. I'm very concerned. It makes me depressed to think I have a permanent problem on my hands, if it is a hemorrhoid. It hurts to sit and even sneeze. I don't want to feel like this. It's ruining my everyday life. Any advice?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Let me read the query.
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Do you have any difficulty while passing stools?
User :   no passing the stool itself, but when i sit it hurts.
Doctor :   Do you pass blood while passing stool?
User :   no blood
Doctor :   When it was notice a month ago, did it spontaneouly disappear, or did you notice any discharge from that bump?
User :   it just disappeared
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have fever?
Doctor :   Do you notice any redness over the region?
User :   I think it happened when I was constipapted for a few days, and I forced it out. Thats when I think the pump happened. and after that i just relaxed and drank a lot of water, as I had read on hemorrhoids, and it went away, and now it's back
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i dont' have a fever, and the area looks normal.
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
User :   it hurts more towards the vaginal area.
User :   ok
Doctor :   From the description that you have given me, there are three possible causes.
Doctor :   1. Hemarrhoids 2. Cyst - ?pilonidal cyst 3. Rarely a fissure.
Doctor :   You need physical examination, to know which of this may be causing the problem.
Doctor :   Hence you need to see a doctor.
Doctor :   In the mean time try sit baths with warm water.
Doctor :   have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   ok. I dont have a family doctor. the walk in clinic I go to the doctor is very passive. Doesnt seem interested when I speak.
User :   I have tried the warm bath yes. didn't help
Doctor :   You need a per rectal examination to know what the exact cause is.
Doctor :   You can consult a general surgeon, if your GP is not helping you.
User :   ok I will speak to him about that.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   That is all thank you
User :   thanks for your time
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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