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Anal lumps and skin cancer

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i have a lump growing near my anus. (right above it) and it is increasing in size each day. since 2 weeks ago, i have trouble removing stool and have constipation. the lump is affecting me now such that it hurts when i am walking even when i am seated down.

this lump is pinkish in colour and it is soft.
really hope you can help me with it.
is it cancer ?

thank you so much for helping. God Bless.


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replied February 6th, 2009
Skin Cancer Answer A5691
At your age, cancer is very unlikely (though never impossible). You do not mention how large this lump is, or how quickly it came on, but conditions that can cause lumps in the anal region include hemorrhoids, infections (abscesses), anal fissures (a crack in the lining of the anal canal), as well as benign or malignant tumors.

If this mass does not resolve itself within the next week or two, you should have your doctor examine this area.

Sincerely,

Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

http://doctorwascher.com




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