I just noticed this today. It causes slight discomfort when I poop. I'm not sure what to equate it to other than the tenderness of a pimple or the pain you get when you pass a hard or sharp poop.
It hasn't been there for very long. I examined it with a mirror and it looks like a little pea sized bump that is slightly lighter in color than the other skin in the area. It felt slightly warm as well, possibly irrated from me looking at it. It isn't solid at all. Infact it felt like i could squish it.
Does anyone know what I should do? For now, I'm just cleaning well when I go to the washroom and soak/flush the region while having a bath or shower.
Ok that makes it sound like a hemorrhoid. There are several different over the counter treatment you can use for that. The most important thing you can do is to work to make sure that your stools are always soft enough to pass quickly and easily. The most important point is to keep your water intake high. Once you have your water intake up to 64 ounces or more, then increase your fiber intake to give you at least one, if not two, very comfortable stools a day. Until very modern times, it was normal for people to have two or three bowel movements a day. Our diets have changed but our bodies needs have not.
Well there is very little pain. A very slight itch that you almost have to consciously think about to feel. I just can feel it with my finger and have used a small mirror to look at. It looks like a small little purple nub.
I have been eating All Bran Buds and drinking 2-3 500mL bottles of water a day, so I think I should be alright.
Last edited by RebelRocker; 10-26-2004 at 08:07 PM.
The way to tell if you are doing ok there is the quality of your stools. If they are well formed and not at all hard then you are probably ok. My guess is that you should be closer to 2 liters of water a day. A lot depends on your climate and activity level.
My guess is that you have a small hemorrhoid. If your stools are good, it will likely go away after a while.
Ok. Get your water to about a full 2 liters. Look of the labels of foods to see what their fiber content is. Fresh fruits and vegetables often have the largest amount of fiber. Peanuts and shelled sunflower seeds are also good.