I went to the doctor a week ago because I could feel a bulge when I was sitting on the toilet, and soft skin bulging when I strained. I do have one hemorrhoid already that has been there for a couple years but this was new. I could also feel a tubular, circle feeling around the anus that seemed to be causing the bulging. I went to the doctor and he had me lay on my side, he said it was just hemorrhoids. However, he did not poke into the skin, he only felt the outer hemorrhoid. He said the circular feeling was because the hemorrhoids are veins around the anus.
I followed instructions to eat more fiber, drink more water, use tucks pads etc. But it did not get better it feels worse!
Now the bulge sticks out more. It definitely feels like a tube shape that has dropped down and is pushing out. On the back side (tail bone side) I can push into the skin and feel down the side of what feels like a tube wall, And it's starting to hurt. This has all happened in the manner of two weeks! Nothing is falling out of the anus yet, but I'm worried this is internal prolapse that is getting worse. Im only 23!
also what seems different from those with prolapse is that when I make a bowel movement, the skin bulges much more of course, and the tube feeling feels like it is pushing out a lot more, but after the bowel movement it actually gets sucked back in more than prior to the bm. and I feel better after.
Does this sound/look like prolapse?