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Bump around my anus

There are a thousand posted questions about the difference between HPV and skin tags or hemorrhoids, and so I won't ask too much about that.  But i was wondering what type of doctor I can go to to physically examine me.  I am new to Texas and do not have a family doctor down here, and I wasnt sure if there was a better option for this.  There arent any "proctologists" in the area but a bunch of gastroenterologists.  Can anyone tell me what type of doctor to go to?  
   About the lump: i noticed it a few days ago after having some blood when wiping.  I believe the bump has been there a while, but I never actually looked to examine it's demographics.  A few days ago it was rather round and someone painful to the touch.  Now, a few days later it has "dried up" a bit and looks like it just a bit of skin clumped together.  I have no idea what it is, and I'm worried about it.  Please help!
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Actually, a general practioner should be able to examine the area and treat it.  If it is something out of the ordinary he/she should be able to refer you to the appropriate specialist, ie. gastro/proct/dermatologist
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That sounds like a hemmorhoid to me.  When they swell or get irritated, they become round, tense, and painful.  When the inflammation goes away, they sort of collapse and are more like hanging skin.  

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Yes, you can have more than one hemmie at a time, and no!  Dont post a pic.  I won't look, nor will I ask who is taking the picture.  

Show it to a doc, and find out for sure.
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is it uncommon to have more than one bump (i.e. more than one hemorrhoid) at a time?  I have a picture of the bump, but I am not sure if it is common to post such things on this forum.
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I went to the doctor today and he, after about 5 seconds, said it was unfortunately a wart.  Which leads me to a bunch of questions, that I don't know can be answered.  Three weekends ago was the first time my partner and I did not use a condom, after nearly a full year of protected monogamous sexual contact; i see why it was a bad idea now.
   The doctor said nothing about taking off the warts there in the office but prescribed aldara.  Are there more effective treatments for the wart, or should I give the cream a go?
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A related discussion, wart remedy was started.
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