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Diagnosing a lump near the anus and discussing conception issues

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Hello
I'm a 23 year old female, with an embarrassing condition which is starting to scare me.
i have a ichy lump around my anus & when i ich it its so releaving. im scared that this could be cancer or a sti?? a few months ago when i was with my partner i did develop some lumps on my vagina but they dissapeared when we broke up & i was no longer having sex.

i havent been in a sexual relationship for 6 months.
and i wash/bath everyday. ive never had anal sex either.

me and my ex partner never used contriception as we were trying for a baby. ive never been able to get pregnant since the age of 17, is it possible to try for 6 years and still nothing?? i try to eat healthy as much as i can, i drink plenty of water too, i hardly ever drink alcohol apart from celebrations ie christmas, birthdays etc. but ive smoked since the age of 15. my partner had a baby with his ex so theres nothing wrong with him.
can you help me with both these questions. thank you so much



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replied February 22nd, 2010
Womens Conditions Answer A10169


It is hard to tell what the lump near the anus is without seeing it. It might a type of infection that has to be treated with antibiotics. Visiting your family doctor for a visual physical examination is recommended in order to clearly detect the nature of the lump.

As for the problem with conception, it is much more complex. Please be aware that many factors have to exist in order for conception to occur. For example, a hormonal imbalance might often be a problem for conceiving. Changes in the menstrual cycle, irregular menstrual periods which differ in length and blood loss might all be signs of a hormonal imbalance. Chronic infection with chlamydia might also lead to abnormalities in the genital system which would make conception impossible.

It was not stated whether you had a proper gynecological exam in which the anatomy of your genital system was confirmed as regular. Varieties in the shape of the uterus might be a possible cause, too. Certain women might produce antibodies that kill the spermatozoids of that particular partner, but would not have problems in conceiving with another.

As you can see, there are many causes that have to be examined. Therefore, you are advised to visit a gynecologist for a detailed examination.


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