itchy and lumpy anus

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Laura from the UK asks:

My anus is always itchy. Sometimes I can't stop scratching. There are a few small lumps... what could this be?

Dear Laura,

Thanks for the question!

Sounds like hemmorhoids to me. Those rascals can get quite annoying when they think you aren't paying enough attention to them.

Make sure you wash your butt with a nice mild soap when showering. Use some baby wipes after each visit to the bathroom, don't wear thongs, and keep the area dry.

If this doesn't help, go see a doctor. Don't you people have a National Health Service, or am I (as usual) badly misinformed on such issues?

Good luck.

Please be advised that I am only a Poonurse. I am NOT a medical doctor. Any advice I give should be taken moderate skepticism. Please consult a REAL medical doctor if you feel you have a serious medical condition.

-- Poonurse

Poonurse is an RN with 25 years experience in labor and delivery. Her qualifications include seeing a lot of poop, and owning a computer. Also, she works in Michigan, which she calls the asshole of the universe, so that's another bit of credibility.

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32 Comments on "itchy and lumpy anus"

In The Bushes's picture
l 100+ points

It could also be a pilonidal cyst, don't you think?

Jennifer's picture
m 1+ points - Newb

Ive been wearing a thong but now i find that its irritating my anus and vagina what do you think i should do?

John T's picture

Fur Thongs work for me. sometimes a little gel works also!

The Shit Volcano's picture
Comment Quality Moderatorh 3000+ points

Haven't you ever heard of hemmeroids?!?

I found Jesus! He was behind the sofa the whole time!

Anonymous Coward's picture

It could also be genital warts inside the anus

Anonymous Coward's picture

recently during sex, my partnet spread my butt cheeks too hard and gave me a cut on my anus. now it wont stop itching!! is it infected?

Anonymous Coward's picture

my ass just started to get really itchy like 3 days ago its itchy all day and it bugs the shit out of me and 2 days a ago the inside of my ass was burning what can it be

healthy 1's picture
j 1000+ points

AC, I would be willing to bet any amount of money that you have the infant stages of hemmorhoids.

Hopefully, you don't get an ass ripping shit, or you will feel the upper levels of F5 pain.

Get some Preparation H. if you have a hospital pan in your house, fill it with lukewarm water & epsom salts, put the bowlin the toilet so the rim of the pan rests on the bowl, sit downon the toilet.

Also, a vitamin called Rutin, worked wonders for me.

Lastly, if your condidtion reaches the level where you need to see a doctor, request an ointment called Analpram. This ointment got rid of my burning itch in just days.

Oh and do NOT strain on the toilet.

"Two percent of the population think; three percent of the population think they think, and 95 percent of the population would rather die than think."

Mr. Happy Crack's picture

Use Penaten cream (find it in the baby section of your local drug store)

No one has mentioned Pruritis Ani's picture

A quite common condition is pruritis ani, a kind of infection around the itches and hurts like a bastard, and you can't think of anything else until you fix it! Diet can exacerbate it...beware of tomatoes and acidic juices, and try to keep the area clean and dry. Once I finally figured out what it was, I got immediate relief from a doctor...he simply painted the area with methylene blue (I think that's what it was), and it killed the infection. It came back, though, but now I control it with tea tree oil antiseptic cream, which I find at healthfood-type stores. I just put it on when it bothers me, and it saves me. Make sure you put some just inside the anus, too, if that area bothers you.

Anonymous Coward's picture

I have small white or flesh coloured lumps that stick out around my anus they are itchy, does anyone have any idea as to what they are

pebarnes's picture

I have an appt with my doctor Wed at 3:30 but I'd like your opionion. My poop has been soft and loose for over 2 years. comes out in small pieces. over the last year I've slowly noticed when I pee, I have a dribbling sensation at the end. now three weeks ago my butt started itching real bad, I've used prep h for over 3 weeks now and it's done nothing. To top it off, my urge to pee and reduced ejaculate have me thinking I have prostatitis, could prostatitis be the reason why my butt is itchy? a bacterial infection in my prostate spread to my anus? Please help, 39 year old male, I take 2400mg of omega 3 fish oil and a multivitamin a day, I eat good

MSG's picture
Comment Quality Moderatori 2000+ points

Be sure to keep that appointment. Prostatitis is fairly common; I've had it a number of times. However, my symptoms are frequent and incomplete urination, with a little pain sometimes; up more often to pee at night. Nothing has connected with the anus at all. Certainly you should have your prostate checked, and the doc will probably check you for infections there and elsewhere, but I don't think your prostate has produced your butt itch. Don't miss your appointment.

Anonymous Coward's picture

I was diagnosed with an anal fissure over a year ago went through 3 tubes of anusol since then with no relief. I still have serious itching. Three weeks ago my 6 year old was also diagnosed with an anal fissure and is getting no relief from treatment as well. Could this be something else that the doc is missing?

Anonymous Coward's picture

Hi there, I have been having itchy + bit scaly on right butt cheek right by anus. It scratches and is not painful. colour has changed bit and lil bumps can be felt, What can I do?

Bilgepump's picture
Comment Quality Moderatorh 3000+ points

Rent a sandblaster, grinding wheel...or follow Logjam's homeopathic treatment...straddle a hedgerow naked and run like hell.


The proper order is kiss me, then go smell the other dog or cat's butt. I cannot stress this enough.

"One of the founding members of the Front Page Hyena Pack, and runs as its alpha male when the urge strikes him, which is often." Daphne (one perceptive chick)

Lil Dickens's picture

After reading items on this site, and going to doc after doc, .... I decided to attack my 7 year old problem with a twofold approach. I bought Maximum Strength Vagicaine in the ladies Dept at Walmart (Cheap) for vaginal itch. It has 20% Benzocaine in it. I am leaving an opened tube by my bedside. If itching wakes me up, I take a small dab and apply. Seems it works up to 4 hours. I also got medicine for vaginal yeast infection...Miconazole and inserted with 1/2 the dose for 5 days so far.

Besides this, I applied once a day, Hydrocortisone 2% for ten days. This was to take care of the fissures and small hemmoroids I have. So far, I have been near symptom free for two days! I had a feel for an itch today but ignored it, and it went away. I also had to cut out decaf coffee, and I am allergic to dairy. I am being very careful to avoid dairy.

daphne's picture
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I also recommend seeing if there's a difference for you between




I have found that while hydrocortisones aren't great for my elbow psoriasis, corticosteroids are wonderful.

Good luck, Lil' Dickens!!!!

.....hugging bunnies since 1969

.....hugging bunnies since 1969

Anonymous Coward's picture

I have had severe pain just inside my anus for about 5 days. I use wipes anytime I use the restroom to help keep the area clean. I have had a tear on my anus for years. The pain is awful and it hurts on the outside as well. It feels like an infection. I cleaned the area and put tea tree oil on the outside and the pain stopped within 5 minutes. It is amazing what a common source from the earth can heal. More people should research tea tree oil and it's many uses. It helps prevent and get rid of lice as well. I also gave my grandma a bottle that i bought at Walgreens for her diabetic sore that she has had atleast 5 years and it almost totally healed it. Everyone should use tea tree oil.

Caz's picture

Yeah I use tea tree oil for everything including early stage stomach bugs..I never vomit. I've had many times though where i have felt queezy and rubbed tea tree on my stomach and solar plexus. It works a treat. This is for adults though.
My friend who was peri menopausal had an itchy anus for years. She did the tea tree thing and the itch went away.
Be careful only place it on the outside especially if its 100% tea tree. never put it inside you.. top or bottom. DOnt put it directly on open wounds..better to put it on
near the open wound. Tea tree kills bacteria and virus's so ive read.Rarely does anything kill viruses.

Carl Hughes's picture

Genital Warts (condylomata acuminata) is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). Genital Warts affect the moist tissues of the genital area. Warts appear as bumps or growths.

Anonymous Coward's picture

last weekend I went to the club and I wore a thong. When i got back home i took the thong off, but the inside of my butt was sore, like it was something still in there. For the next couple days it was a little painful to sit. after sitting for a few, it wasnt bad.Didnt have a problem doing the #2. When i felt inside my butt, there was a little loose bump or piece of skin that was only really hurts when I squuze me butt together.What could this be??

riomarsc's picture

I was having a problem with my butt too, when I shit around the stool it was a white mucus, and seems to be caused by hemorrhoids, I put some drops of tea tree oil in my finger and put inside my anus, in 3 days once a day application, I feel that the infection is gone.
So Tea tree oil works well for genital warts, herpes, I had too, and anytime I feel my butt itchy I apply a few drops gone forever.
Used to have breaks outs every 2 or 3 months and now almost 2 years without break outs..xx tea tree oil..seems to be a wonder.xx

minno's picture

I have this itch on my anal it won't go away and these little bumps they are tiny but I noticed today that I have three little ones on the opening of my vagina(right on the lips) what might this be? And how can I treat it? Thanks in advance

daphne's picture
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They could be anything, even venereal warts. If they don't go away, see a doctor.

.....hugging bunnies since 1969

.....hugging bunnies since 1969

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Bilgepump's picture
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"One of the founding members of the Front Page Hyena Pack, and runs as its alpha male when the urge strikes him, which is often." Daphne (one perceptive chick)

"One of the founding members of the Front Page Hyena Pack, and runs as its alpha male when the urge strikes him, which is often." Daphne (one perceptive chick)

Anonymous Coward's picture

have had the itch with small bumps for about a year. going to try the tea tree oil today and see where it goes.
along with this itch ive got whats called POTS which is caused by a virus usually. so im wondering if ive gotten poo residue in the raw scratched areas and it got into my blood stream and caused this possible virus? just food for thought

MSG's picture
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For a while earlier this school year a girl attended who suffered from POTS. Her parents included a note telling some of the symptoms and problems associated with POTS, but they were reticent about any bowel issues. Anybody know what this syndrome is? The student missed a lot of school and eventually had to drop out; sad, as she was a fine student.

Anony girl's picture

I have white lumps on my anus that don't itch or hurt really but my stomach and intestines feel like they are on fire and i can't go without straining. I go for days without a bowel movement. What could cause this?

Anonymous's picture

not only do my hemeroids itch but there are itchy little bumps between them. What could those be?

Anonymous's picture

Send them to me, I'll dispose of them properly (on Ebay, where I'll make a fortune of your filthy "dental floss")

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