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snarky
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i've developed a small lump on the outside of my anus... and was wondering if it could be a hemorrhoid. i've never engaged in anal play, so i don't know how it could be herpes or anything. gahh i'm freaked out. it's pink, the same color as the skin on my anus / vulva. i've had some constipation recently, and there was some bright red blood on my stool.

i am planning to see a doctor, but anything you could tell me meanwhile is GREATLY appreciated seeing as i get super paranoid about these things!! [Frown]

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LilBlueSmurf
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It does sound like a hemmorhoid, which are VERY common.

If you're having problems with bowel movements (they're painful w/ hemmorhoids!) increase your fiber, water intake and exercise, and if it gets really bad, you may want to speak to your doctor or pharmacist about a gentle stool softener (such as docusate sodium). Be careful when you're wiping, and try to keep the area as clean and dry as possible.

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snarky
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thank you! you've eased my worries a bit.
i wasn't sure whether or not hemorrhoids could be bumps. i thought they had to be large inflamed veiny clumps or something. aha. looking up pictures on the internet is a bad idea.

thanks again, really [Smile]

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