The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Opportunistic InfectionsOpportunistic Infections
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

A Few White Bumps Just Inside Of My Rectum
Apr 13, 2001

Starting Around October Of 2000 I began to experience pain just inside of my rectum. When I would have a bowel movement It would feel like my anus was being ripped. I examined myself in the mirror and noticed that just inside of my anus (not externally but internally) there were a few white pimple like bumps and my anus was very swollen. Very Light traces of blood would be on my tissues after each stool. THis continued for serveral months, then the bleeding was gone, the pain during stools was gone, yet there's still slight swelling in my rectum and the white bumps are still there. What are they? I am only 20 years old. Could they be hemroids? PLEASE HELP ME. I can't afford a doctor right now.

Response from Dr. Feinberg

I can't tell what you have from your description. Henorrhoids are just swollen veins and look pinkish like the rest of the tissue inside the rectum. The traces of blood on toilet tissue suggests hemorrhoids. If you can't afford a doctor, you could try some over-the-counter hemorrhoidal suppositiories, and see if that helps.

seroconversion symptoms

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint