What Could A Small Painful Lump In My Rectum Be?


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Joseph Russell Profile
Joseph Russell answered
Without knowing any more information and not being a Doctor, there are two possible causes. Firstly it could be haemorrhoids or it could be something called a polyp, which can be cancerous. The best advice would be make an appointment with your Doctor straight away so that they can examine you properly and decide on the best course of action.
Haemorrhoids are swollen painful veins that occur in the lower portion of the rectum. It is a very common condition that is a result of increased pressure on the veins in the anus. Another common cause is straining during bowel movements.
There are several things that you can look out for if you suspect that you have haemorrhoids, of course the only way to tell for sure is to visit your Doctor. Symptoms include anal itching, anal pain especially when sitting down, bright red blood when you go to the toilet, pain during bowel movements and one or more hard tender lumps around the anus.
A colorectal polyp is a polyp (fleshy growth) that occurs on the lining of the colon or rectum. Colorectal polyps that are left un treated for too long can develop into colorectal cancer. They are not usually associated with any particular symptoms but when they do occur symptoms may include rectal bleeding, bloody stools, severe abdominal pain and fatigue. Occasionally, a polyp may be big enough to cause a bowel obstruction. Symptoms of this include nausea, vomiting and severe constipation.
Using the Internet to try and diagnose yourself will only make you worry more. The only way to be absolutely sure is to visit your Doctor who will check your symptoms and maybe perform some tests on you to be absolutely sure. They will then be able to tell you the best course of action.
Midnyte Sky Profile
Midnyte Sky answered
It could be something called a polyp, which can be cancerous, or many things. Go to a GI doctor to get checked out soon.

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