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Small white lump on the anus

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I'm wondering what this might be. Is it a polyp or something that you see regularly? It is just on the outside along the edge. I've had it for many years and no one has ever commented on it during my annual exams. Its like a little flap of skin. It doesn't bother me or hurt, but it makes me self conscious about that area. I don't engage in anal sex, but sometimes when my boyfriend tries to go in that area I make him stop, even though I don't necessarily want him to. I don't want people to think it is an STD when I know it is not. But I do want to know if its something I should be concerned about in other areas.

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replied June 9th, 2008
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Current medical status: There is a small white lump on the outside of my anus. It is not a sexually transmitted disease. I just had my yearly exam and everything came back negative. This has been there for a few years and I just haven't asked my doctor about it.
Current medical treatment: Annual Gynocologist visit in May. Everything came back good. No STD's or issues.

That “small white lump on the outside of your anus” may be a benign skin tumor. You can say polyp but that doesn’t describe the nature of the tumor, only the outside appearance.

If you feel so uncomfortable with that polyp in the anal area you can consult a dermatologist or plastic surgeon about removing the small white lump.

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