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Hello, I have a ball bearing sized, firm, nodule that

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Question: Hello, I have a ball bearing sized, firm, nodule that is dark in color (it's difficult to judge the exact color because of the location..) on my rectum (reachable, but just inside). I have no other symptoms, and it neither itches nor is it painful. I've had it at least a week now. It's just under the skin and feels like a small bb; it doesn't feel at all like hemorrhoids I've had in the past (i.e. painful, large/soft, itchy).
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant (17 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Seems to be a cyst - wait and watch policy.

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for your query.
Noted the history well and understood the concerns.

Such a swelling as described by you looks to be a cyst.
Since you have noticed it a week ago and have no symptoms means it is not infected.
Hence you can wait and watch the progress.

It may resolve on its own.
If you develop any increase in size or start with any symptoms like pain or so, please consult a General Surgeon for an actual examination - per-rectal digital examination and ano-proctoscopy to know the exact diagnosis and get treated accordingly.

I hope this answer helps you.
Take care.
Let me know if you have any further queries and better give feedback after a few days.

Dr T Chandrakant
General Surgeon.

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Hello, I have a ball bearing sized, firm, nodule that

Brief Answer: Seems to be a cyst - wait and watch policy. Detailed Answer: Hi. Thanks for your query. Noted the history well and understood the concerns. Such a swelling as described by you looks to be a cyst. Since you have noticed it a week ago and have no symptoms means it is not infected. Hence you can wait and watch the progress. It may resolve on its own. If you develop any increase in size or start with any symptoms like pain or so, please consult a General Surgeon for an actual examination - per-rectal digital examination and ano-proctoscopy to know the exact diagnosis and get treated accordingly. I hope this answer helps you. Take care. Let me know if you have any further queries and better give feedback after a few days. Dr T Chandrakant General Surgeon.