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is this normal for a hemorrhoid?

i have what i believe is an external hemorrhoid, due to poor toilet habits. (for a long time, i used to spend nearly hours at a time on the toilet, mostly due to IBS or just out of habit, and i can be pretty rough with wiping)

i noticed after some time that when i wiped, i felt a bump around the opening on my anus. i shrugged it off for a while, and now only recently have i paid attention to it and tried to change my poor toilet habits.

heres the part that puzzles me: the bump only seems to appear after i have a bowel movement or strain on the toilet. depending on how much i strained or how the bowel movement was, is how long i have to wait for the swelling to go down. after i have a bowel movement, i feel the bump (which makes it kind of uncomfortable to sit down, its almost as if i have a small marble like thing of feces dangling from my butt if that makes any sense?) and i might feel a bit of pressure. it only bleed occasionally after a bowel movement if i wipe too much.

when i look at the bump in a mirror after a bowel movement, it doesnt look like how internal prolapsed hemorrhoids are described as popping out of the anus, mine just looks like a raised area of irritated skin around the opening of the anus like an external hemorrhoid.

is this normal or do i have something else than a hemorrhoid? if it means anything, i have a skin tag like thing down there too from when i was about 2 years old, because i used to have pooping issues and got constipated a lot. im a 14 year old female thats otherwise healthy (besides suspected POTS syndrome and inherited IBS)

please help, i have hypochondria and it's really stressing me out since i can't find any other sources that say hemorrhoids have this kind of behavior
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Avatar universal
Hi there,

Try sitz bath for 15-20 mins atleast once a day for a week. This will treat the swelling.

Also don't use toilet papers to wipe. This will irritate the area further.

Use water to clean and just pat the area with the tissue after.

17332246 tn?1456412026
I think they are "skin tags" not hemorrhoids. you can have them removed for hygiene and insurance will pay.
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