I'm a 25 year old girl. I have suffered with on/off constipation for approximately 10 years, mainly because of disordered eating. Earlier on I have suffered with small hemorrhoids, but they never bothered me.
A month ago I was very constipated while on holiday, and went 8 days without a bowel movement.
After this, I've experienced the following symptoms:
- What I believe is a small hemorrhoid (it might even have been there all the time)
- A rather tight anal sphinter - and the anal canal feels somewhat tight too, when I try to get a finger into it
- Pain and itching with bowel movements, goes away after approx. 30 min.
- An internal 'lump' (this is what worries me the most). I can only feel it from the outside, when pressing near anus, and it's hard and can't be 'pushed around'
I'm no longer constipated though. I've started using some hemorrhoid/anal fissure creme, about 4 days ago, and I haven't really seen any results yet.
I'll probably make an appointment with my GP just in case, but it's a long wait.
I am very stressed and worried that it's something bad. I guess it's probably cancer, but I'm still worried.