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Author Topic: i have a lump in my anus, can this be anal cancer?  (Read 24327 times)

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Offline HowYouDoin

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i have a lump in my anus, can this be anal cancer?
« on: March 14, 2011, 01:43:08 AM »
I am freaking out now. I have notices this lump before but have ignored it for about a year or more thinking it was nothing serious but on occassion i have blood in my stool and diahhrea unrelated to meds. I just checked on my own and felt that same polyp or lump and it is pretty big and am thinking i may have something serious. I am freaking out. can someone please give some input.

Offline Matt39

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Re: i have a lump in my anus, can this be anal cancer?
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2011, 02:04:53 AM »
You've mentioned this in your other thread.

The only input you need is *GO TO YOUR GUM CLINIC or REGULAR GP* and get checked out. Explain the symptoms in full.

It really is not good for you to worry about it and post about it here rather than just go to a physician.

You should *always* go to a Doctor when you notice blood in your stool.
« Last Edit: March 14, 2011, 02:09:36 AM by Matt39 »

Offline edfu

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Re: i have a lump in my anus, can this be anal cancer?
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2011, 02:27:19 AM »
How, you are fortunate to be living in New York, where the doctors are much more up-to-date about the issues regarding anal HPV infection and possible cancer in PLWHA.    You need to have an anal Pap smear and/or a high-resolution anoscopy.  The latter can be done by an appropriate colorectal specialist.  Speak to your primary-care provider or infectious-disease specialist ASAP.     
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Offline HowYouDoin

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Re: i have a lump in my anus, can this be anal cancer?
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2011, 03:03:20 AM »
has anyone had hemhroids? can it just be that?

Offline Matt39

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Re: i have a lump in my anus, can this be anal cancer?
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2011, 03:08:02 AM »
No one here is a medical practitioner and no one can examine you, so no one can even remotely give you an answer that is useful.

It will be a working day for you in a few hours - better to get some sleep and then when you wake up make plans to visit a Doctor.

Good luck

Offline joemutt

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Re: i have a lump in my anus, can this be anal cancer?
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2011, 03:44:34 AM »
Go to a doctor, diagnosis by internet is ineffective.

Offline metekrop

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Re: i have a lump in my anus, can this be anal cancer?
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2011, 07:28:41 AM »
has anyone had hemhroids? can it just be that?

I have hemorrhoids for a long time.  I didn't know what that was.  I can't stand for a long time and it was sometimes very painful.  A blood on your stool also is also one of its sign.  And one time my anus came out and being frightened I went to the doctor and go for a surgery.  Then it was after few months that I started treatment for HIV.  In fact this hemorrhoid was not related to my HIV status as it has been with me for a very long time.  After surgery now I am very fine.  So my advice to you, if you think you have that disease go to your doctor and there is effective medical treatment which you should undergo. 
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Re: i have a lump in my anus, can this be anal cancer?
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2011, 04:32:34 PM »
It is most likely to be a haemorrhoid or sommat also simple but you need to get you doc to look up your bum, and perhaps take a swab too, to find out for sure. If it is something more serious you don't want to wait and find out.

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Re: i have a lump in my anus, can this be anal cancer?
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2011, 08:39:27 PM »
Yep, could be cancer.  Might want to have it looked at by a doctor.
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Offline HowYouDoin

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Re: i have a lump in my anus, can this be anal cancer?
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2011, 07:37:53 PM »
Went to the doctor today and he said i am fine but have a few hemroids.e gave me some things to stick up my butt 3x a day to ease the pain and swollen nerves. should be ok. IT is those damn commercials on tv playing here in NYC stating that we are 17 x more likely of anal cancer but my doc said even if it;s true which it is, it is still like less than 1% of hiv poz people who get it. so i am happy now...

Offline mbpoz6

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Re: i have a lump in my anus, can this be anal cancer?
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2011, 07:42:52 PM »
Good to hear its not cancer. You might wanna go to the doc once a year just to make sure nothing develops, and to keep track.

 


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