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Question: Minor anal problem

 spiritedeye - Wed Jan 05, 2005 1:20 am


A few months ago, I noticed a slight soft swelling just outside my anus. It hasn't got any worse, doesn't hurt at all and there is no blood. It doesn't bother me at all. It feels a bit bigger when I've been constipated, but goes back down within a few minutes and when I get my bowel movements back to normal. It also tends to disappear for a few minutes after a bowel movement. Could this be minor piles? I read that small external piles don't have any symptoms, which is what I think it could be. If so, would it disappear if constipation is kept away? Thanks.
 Theresa Jones, RN - Wed Jan 05, 2005 6:52 am

User avatar Hi spiritedeye,
That's exactly what it sounds like. Increase your fiber intake, drink plenty of water, and avoid constipation.
 spiritedeye - Wed Jan 05, 2005 3:22 pm

Thanks for your reply. I can safely say that's made me feel better :-)
 spiritedeye - Fri Jan 07, 2005 3:14 pm

I forgot to ask... Is surgery only needed for severe piles? And would it disappear in time?

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