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Had flesh colored bumps forming around my anus. Are these herpes? Is this the cause for concern?

I have had flesh colored bumps forming around my anus for the past couple months. I first realized a couple bumps 2 months ago due to some blood I found on tissue paper from wiping. my question is can this be herpes? isnt a TWO month outbreak unusual? I am a straight male who has never had anal sex. soo how are these bumps on my anus? thanks
Asked On : Sat, 27 Apr 2013
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Thank you for the query.

Herpes bumps rather grow slowly and does not get fleshy color. Usually does not cause any bleeding either.
Your bumps are most likely hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids usually have flesh like color as it contains veins. It can also bleed so the bright fresh blood is present on the surface of the stool or toilet paper.
Hemorrhoids are more prone to appear due to constipation, low physical activity, bad diet.
I suggest you to try such treatment:
- avoid constipation - increase fiber rich products and mineral water intake
- do not push hard on stool
- wash your rectum after every stool
- have sitz baths with Quercus Cortex twice a day
- use OTC suppositories for hemorrhoids
Such treatment wont make your hemorrhoids to disappear, however it should make them less visible in a week or so.
Sooner or later you will need surgery for it.

Hope this will help.
Answered: Sat, 27 Apr 2013
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