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Suggest cure for a lump in the anus

I have a mole about an inch from my anus that's been there my whole life, but used to be flat. It's now raised and swollen, has red and tan patches, and today it was bleeding. I'm hoping it might have just been irritated but should I go to the doctor?
Mon, 15 Sep 2014
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Welcome to Health care magic.

1. Its an infection with collection of the pus near the anal region - possible cause could be hair follicular infection.
2.It can be treated with a course of antibiotic if normal condition, if complicated will leak and recurrence a small incision and drainage followed by antibiotics will help.
3.You should not touch, press, scratch the area, as it will complicate the healing process.
4.If any possible clean will antiseptic liquids that will help in heal better and quicker.
5.You can't ignore it as it will complicate, ant communicate internally with anus and internally which needs major procedure to treat. Good luck.

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