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As an anal cancer survivor, I know how embarrassing it can be to have a problem in the anal area. Two things are important to consider: 1) Knowing what your growth is and having it removed will calm your mind, and 2) going to a specialist will give you the best chance at getting a correct diagnosis.
I urge you to see a colorectal surgeon; a biopsy is needed to determine what kind of growth you have. Some specialists can tell from a glance what growth is. In my case the surgeon who saved my life, found a genital wart on first exam. So I am biased toward getting to the doctor who is familiar with benign and not so benign growths in anal area.
Maybe you could get a friend or family member to accompany you for exam. That helped me. It is hard I know to face up to this kind of issue. Remember, these specialists have seen it all:); are highly qualified and experienced with feelings that always accompany exams.
Good luck. Message me anytime if I can be of further help.
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