I am a healthy 28 year old male and I believe that I developed a Hemorrhoid outside the anal area. Problem is I tried using ‘Preparation H’ cream and it didn’t help at all, in fact I would say it made it worse. So then I tried ‘Tucks Medicated Pads’ and also no result or relief.
Yesterday morning it started off as a slightly uncomfortable lump, and now it has progressed to a very painful and swollen bubble. It’s gotten to the point where I can barely get up or shift my position in a seat.
Anyway I guess my questions are: 1) Is this in fact a Hemorrhoid, or something worse? and 2) Should I continue to self-medicate with these items in hopes it will go away, or seek medical attention immediately?
Thanks in advance for any help/advice you can provide.
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