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Does this sound like it's just hemorrhoids?

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Old 12-24-2016, 07:18 AM   #1
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Does this sound like it's just hemorrhoids?

I'm 24, female, and otherwise healthy, but I have had a swollen anus that feels like there are a few lumps around it for at least 5 years. It's not painful unless I keep wiping the area, or scratching it because it causes an insane itch after I lie down for a while (it usually doesn't bother me at all when I'm standing or sitting), and it does bleed but only if I wipe/scratch too much.

The condition was a bit embarrassing but it didn't bother me too much, but occasionally I would get what I assumed to be food poisoning where I get an intense stomach pain, profuse sweating, vomiting, and diarrhoea (this only lasts about an hour after which I feel fine). This "food poisoning" only occurs about every half to one year. After a bout of this "food poisoning" early this year, I noticed my stools weren't forming very well and didn't have a consistent colour between stools (like pale brown to dark green). I thought this would eventually pass but my stools still seem badly formed now. I also noticed I seem to be getting this "food poisoning" more regularly, and even when it's not that bad, I feel my stomach seems to be feeling quite uncomfortable quite often.

Apart from that, it also bothered me slightly that sometimes if I sit on the toilet for too long, a clear gooey substance comes from my anus along with the faeces (sorry for the gross description).

Today, I had a bit of a stomach ache so I thought I'd go online to try and find if anything is wrong, and I feel like I'm scaring myself because some of my symptoms sound like anal cancer. I've had the lumps and itch for ages though, so surely if it was cancer I'd be long dead (or at least sicker).

Just for extra information in case anyone asks, there is a 0% chance the problem is sexually related.

Anyone have any ideas about what I may have? Any ideas will be greatly appreciated, I'm really worried!

Edit: I'm not sure if this is related, but I also noticed my vision has gotten quite a lot worse the past year, even though it was perfect before.

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Old 12-24-2016, 07:45 AM   #2
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Re: Does this sound like it's just hemorrhoids?

Sounds like hemorrhoids to me but I am not a doctor. I would see a doctor and I'm sure they would give you a prescription that would help.

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