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