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    Old 06-08-2005, 12:53 AM   #1
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    skin tag, hemorroid, other?

    Hi, just looking for reassurance if anything.

    Went to my GP around 8 months ago, having bright red blood after going to the toilet and a fleshy "lump/growth" (although not exactly a lump nor a growth!) on the anus opening. The GP diagnosed this as a skin tag/hemmorroid and said it wasnt serious. However, even today, the "skin tag" is still there and i still get occassional bleeding. Is this normal? Should I return to the GP to check, im a bit worried!

    Hopefully ive posted on the right board here!


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    Old 06-08-2005, 08:34 AM   #2
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    Re: skin tag, hemorroid, other?

    Hi Jefflynne,

    1. Schedule an appointment with a GI Specialist
    2. Demand a colonoscopy

    In the meantime, try increasing your fiber intake, drink 2 to 3 liters a water per day, take colace (stool softener) and take warm baths, this should help with the bleeding and any other type of irritation.

    Good Luck, and keep us posted


    Old 06-08-2005, 12:16 PM   #3
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    Re: skin tag, hemorroid, other?

    Hi Jefflyne...its good that you are seeing a Dr. to rule out anything serious...I have 2-3 skin tags on the outside of my rectum..I ended up getting a fissure and had one skin tag removed and a sphinterotomy (where they cut the rectal muscle to make it roomier)..the other skin tags still remain..I get bleeding and pain even still after having surgery. Skin tags and external hemeroids can cause lots of pain and enlarge at times to, especially during a bowel movemment....if you do indeed have skin tags or hemmeroids....they can be treated..ask your Dr. what you can do to ease the discomfort..later..if you do have this can opt for surgery..Good Luck with everything...

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