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Offline wanderlust2386

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Colon cancer? Small lump around bum
« on: July 03, 2014, 09:18:34 PM »
This is kind of embarassing but two weeks ago I had a bout of constipation and was straining a lot to go. The next day a grape sized lump formed around my anus that is purplish and was very painful and itchy. I began using witch hazel, vaseline and keeping the area clean, and now the lump has reduced to about the size of a pea but it is still there. It no longer itches or burns, but some days I have a deep ache in my tailbone (don't know if it's related). There is no blood and my bowel movements have returned to normal. I feel like the past couple of days it isn't really getting smaller, but is just at a standstill. Does anyone know what this could be? Of course, I am quite the hypochondriac and I am scared that it's something serious like colon cancer. I'm a 27 year old female, fairly healthy, except for my anxiety. I barely notice it when I don't think about it (cause it's painless now), but I KNOW ITS THERE, and it hasn't gone away completely and I am rounding week 3. I'm so scared that I have colon cancer or something serious. It's all I can think about day and night. I'm also really concerned because of my tailbone pain that some days is SO painful.
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Re: Colon cancer? Small lump around bum
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2014, 09:54:50 PM »
Textbook hemorrhoid.  I've had a permanent one for decades - it just never really shrunk away entirely.  It's a lot bigger than yours.  Causes no harm; just annoying to clean around. 
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Re: Colon cancer? Small lump around bum
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2014, 12:40:01 AM »
I agree. That's a hemmorhoid. No fun but not dangerous.
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