A Lump On Your Butt What Could It Be

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A Lump Boil Cyst or Hemorroids

The presence of a lump in your rear end can be disturbing. This is more than likely a boil which are skin infections that appear as red, painful bumps, which eventually swell and fill with pus.

They commonly appear on the buttocks and in skin folds where sweat collects. The most common cause of boils on the buttocks is a bacterial infection.

However It could also be something else that needs looking at by a medical expert. Finding out exactly what the lump is, is important. This is not the easiest thing to do seeing as it is not visible to the eye.

The best thing to do would be to contact a healthcare provider and get an expert opinion on the issue. Go and see your doctor about it. At least you will be able to clear the issue up, and he will be able to tell you what sort of lumpit is.

If it is a boil it will become quite painful after a few days as it fills with puss and grows. It will eventually burst which means that you will need to cover it before this happens to stop it spreading everywhere just when you least need it.

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The Main Causes for a Lump in the Butt

Depending on the location, the cause for the lump could be different. The cause could be as common as anal warts or it could be serious as anal cancer. However it is more than likely to be a cyst or boil which is the most common occurrence.

It Could Be A Cyst

This occurs mostly in men. The proper name for it would be a pilonidal cyst. It contains skin debris and hair. Almost in every case, it occurs just above the cleft of the buttocks and nearby to the tailbone.

A cyst or boil is normally caused by the puncturing of the skin by a hair. In most cases, it isn’t painful and diminishes slowly. But it could become significantly painful because of infection.

The infection leads to abscess, which is always painful. The main reason for the occurrence of a pilonidal cyst is prolonged sitting, obesity and excess of body hair.

So, if you tend to sit around a lot without a great deal of movement you can expect to be a sufferer of this type of boil or cyst. This is more than likely to be the case than a type of cancer or anything serious.

It Could Be Anal Cancer

Anal cancer is an uncommon cause for this issue. Having a tumor on the butt is a serious problem and it requires urgent treatment. Otherwise, it grows into a bigger danger.

PLEASE BE AWARE. The chief risk here is anal cancer shows no symptoms at all.

Most times, bleeding denotes this disease. But another symptom of anal cancer is a lump at the anal opening. Therefore, the lump could denote anal cancer.

However, it also has other symptoms, which can help you in figuring out whether it’s cancer or not.

The symptoms of anal cancer are often similar to more common and less serious conditions affecting the anus, such as piles (haemorrhoids) and small tears or sores called anal fissures.

Symptoms of anal cancer can include:

  • bleeding from the bottom (rectal bleeding)
  • itching and pain around the anus
  • small lumps around the anus
  • a discharge of mucus from the anus
  • loss of bowel control (bowel incontinence)
Some people with anal cancer do not have any symptoms.
See a GP if you develop any of these symptoms. While they’re unlikely to be caused by anal cancer, it’s best to get them checked out.
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It Could Be Anal Warts

These form a painful bump on buttocks cheek. It could be a single bump or it could be a cluster of the same. Human Papillomavirus is the leading cause of anal warts.

Anal warts often occur without pain or discomfort. Other symptoms of anal warts are rare but can include itchingbleeding, or discharge from the anus.

A person with anal warts may also feel like they have a lump in their anal area. Warts may occur on other parts of your body at the same time that you have anal warts.

If you scratch your backside a lot and it itches this is more than likely to be anal warts.

It Could Be Molluscum Contagiosum

These take place at any location around the anus. Their duration usually varies from six months to twelve.

Molluscum contagiosum virus is a DNA poxvirus that causes the human skin infection molluscum contagiosum. Molluscum contagiosum affects about 200,000 people a year, about 1% of all diagnosed skin diseases.

Molluscum contagiosum is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) in adults as it can be spread by skin-to-skin contact during sex. It’s characterised by small, smooth, round, pearly lumps with a central core. The infection usually resolves itself, but treatment can shorten the length of symptoms.

Although molluscum contagiosum is a common skin rash in kids, many parents have never heard of it. The most important thing to know about it is that, for most children, the rash is no big deal and goes away on its own over time.

Hemorrhoids, Bleeding, Swollen and Painful Veins

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in your lower rectum. Internal hemorrhoids are usually painless, but tend to bleed. External hemorrhoids may cause painHemorrhoids (HEM-uh-roids), also called piles, are swollen veins in your anus and lower rectum, similar to varicose veins.

What Do Hemorroids Look Like

hemorrhoid is an irritated clump of swollen veins around the anus, and anyone can get them.

Hemorrhoid symptoms usually go away on their own. Your doctor’s treatment plan will depend on how severe your symptoms are. Simple lifestyle changes can often relieve mild hemorrhoid symptoms within 2 to 7 days.

How to get rid of external hemorroids

  1. Eat high-fiber foods. Eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
  2. Use topical treatments. Apply an over-the-counter hemorrhoid cream or suppository containing hydrocortisone, or use pads containing witch hazel or a numbing agent.
  3. Soak regularly in a warm bath.
  4. Take oral pain relievers.

Foods That CAUSE Hemorroids

What should I avoid eating if I have hemorrhoids?
  • cheese.
  • chips.
  • fast food.
  • ice cream.
  • meat.
  • prepared foods, such as some frozen and snack foods.
  • processed foods, such as hot dogs and some microwavable dinners.

Your diet will play into the hands of hemorroids if you eat a lot of the above foods on a daily basis. Sadly this type of food is what most people eat every day.

If you are suffering from hemorroids you may be advised to cut out the above foods and look at changing your diet.

Hemorrhoids can be extremely uncomfortable, but trying to pop them can just lead to more pain, complications, and discomfort. It can also leave you at risk of developing a potentially serious infection or damaging delicate tissue.

Even though you can recognize the issue, it would be best to visit a doctor and get a proper diagnosis.

References

Goaskalice.columbia.edu. (2018). Bump on side of anus: Hemorrhoids or something else? 

Cancer.org. (2018). Signs and Symptoms of Anal Cancer

Mayo Clinic. (2018). Pilondial cyst – Symptoms and causes.

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