How To Diagnose Lump Next To Rectum With History Of Digestive Problems ?
(by the way, intend to have endoscopy and colonoscopy but prob won't address the lump.
I'm glad to hear your upper GI symptoms are improved while on the lansoprazole and I completely agree with an upper and lower endoscopy to do a complete assessment of your GI tract.
As for the lump, let me provide you with some reassurance and recommendations. This sounds like an external hemorrhoid. A hemorrhoid is a swollen vein which pushes a bit into the rectal mucosal tissue. This can be caused by straining with bowel movements or prolonged sitting. This can be very easily treated as well!
There are multiple over the counter preparations which are available including Anusol or Preparation H among others. These typically contain hydrocortisone or witch XXXXXXX These products are applied topically after each bowel movement and over a period of time they will help to shrink the swollen tissue - quite often to complete resolution. Very rarely if the tissue does not shrink and a patient has continued pain or discomfort, a surgeon can remove it in a minor procedure.
One additional recommendation would be to sit in a warm bath for 30 minutes per day. This will also be soothing and help to shrink the swollen tissue.
I hope I have provided you with an adequate response and informative ways to address what's going on. I am available for your followups.