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First time external hemorrhoid
So after having flu over the past few days I seem to have suddenly developed an external hemorrhoid :( I've never had one before, I'm 24 years old, fairly active, not at all overweight and with a healthy diet.

I was just wondering if anyone knows how long I should expect this to take before it goes away? I don't think it's thrombosed - it is a dark blue-ish, but it's not painful (yet), just a bit uncomfortable. I've been taking warm baths a few times a day, icing it, and using anusol. I'm also drinking a lot of water and making sure I get plenty of fibre.

From what I've been googling, people say they last anywhere from 2 days to about 3 months! It's about the size of a pea right now, and has been for the past couple of days. I'm going on a ski trip in a few weeks, and I really hope it's gone by then! Also, should I expect pain to start happening soon? or do they not always hurt?

Many thanks in advance!
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Hi!
It may or may not be an external hemorrhoid.  
Without examining the lump, it is difficult to comment what it is. Here is a list of possibilities of what it could be. The lump could be a prolapsed hemorrhoid, a skin tag, a benign rectal tumor, a rectal polyp, a rectal abscess, genital wart or a hematoma. Please consult your doctor for confirmed diagnosis.
Take care!
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I'm 25, healthy (besides an ovarian cyst), thin, active, high-fiber diet, no constipation, and I have the same thing! never had it before! from what I've been googling it seems like a hemarroid, but not at all painful or itchy. I too have just had a virus with flu like symptoms and abdominal pain/vomiting (intenstinal virus says my doctor) for about a week, but no straining for bowel movements or anything and tonight I notice this thing and I don't know what it is!!! Its a bit bigger than a pea, pink and red, but you can see purple from the blood inside, doesn't hurt at all and the vein looks too deep inside to ever bleed.

I am however just starting my period, and I do get rectal pains during this time of the month, but I thought it was due to my ovarian cyst, I've never noticed anything like this before!

What is going on?!!!!!

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