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Question: Skin lesion outside anus

 momoffive - Sun Jan 21, 2007 7:50 pm

I am a 38 year old female with a history of IBS, unexplained upper quadrant pain. I had my gallbladder removed in 1999 and two ERCPs within three years after the surgery. I've had elevated liver function at times and I currently take Levbid when I suffer a spasm in my upper quadrant area.
I felt a lump about a centimeter away from my anus. I haven't seen it but I definitely feel it when I am going to the bathroom. It does not itch but it does hurt somewhat when I have a bowel movement.
Is this something that I need to see a doctor for and if so, would I see a GI, my internist, my OB or a dermatologist?
Thank you for any help you can give to me.
 Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:32 pm

User avatar Hello,

According to your description, the possibility of Hemorrhoids (external) is high.

Chronic straining as well as prolonged sitting are the main causes of Hemorrhoids.

Patients with inflammatory bowel disease like IBS are more prone to have Hemorrhoids.

Pain is a common association.

The condition can be diagnosed easily with direct clinical examination.

I advise you to seek medical consultation (surgical, general medicine or family doctor).

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