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Mass or swelling around the anus

Mass or swelling around the anus is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What causes it?

The most common causes of mass or swelling around the anus are hemorrhoids, perirectal infection, and colorectal cancer. Other possible causes, such as pilonidal cyst, are more rare.

What symptoms are related?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with mass or swelling around the anus, 71% report having pain of the anus, 59% report having rectal bleeding, and 37% report having constipation.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with mass or swelling around the anus often receive rectal examination, sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy, excision, colonoscopy and biopsy, biopsy, proctoscopy and anorectal biopsy, therapeutic radiology for cancer treatment and hemorrhoid procedures .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with mass or swelling around the anus include hydrocortisone topical, docusate (colace), hydrocortisone-pramoxine topical, imiquimod topical, fluorouracil, psyllium, polyethylene glycol 3350 with electrolytes, dibucaine topical, ginseng preparation (ginsana), mitomycin, methylcellulose (citrucel), chlorpheniramine (c.p.m.) and calcium polycarbophil (fibercon) .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for mass or swelling around the anus include race/ethnicity = other age 45-59 years.

Age

< 1 years
0.6x
1-4 years
0.9x
5-14 years
0.2x
15-29 years
0.6x
30-44 years
1.3x
45-59 years
1.7x
60-74 years
1.3x
75+ years
0.4x

Sex

Male
1.5x
Female
0.6x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.9x
Hispanic
1.1x
White
0.9x
Other
1.7x
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