HELP! Is This A Sentinel Pile/Skin Tag?

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HELP! Is This A Sentinel Pile/Skin Tag?

Postby RNstrong » 25 Jan 2017, 02:59

Hello, I am 38 y/o female. I am a nurse currently working in a teaching hospital. Ive had hemorrhoids in the past in my early 20s and they were easily managed. Last November, I had a severe lower back pain, I was admitted in the ER and was given a lot of pain meds which I took for weeks. These include Flexeril, Naproxen, Oxycodone. In short, I started having constipation and more tha one time I had to strain during BMs and my stools were large. While passing out large dry stools, my anal sphincter feels like it's going to give in. But I havent experienced having blood in my stools. Then just recently I noticed a skin about 1.5 cm long sticking out of my anus feels like it is connected to the side. I can put it back inside if I try to but if I have a BM it will stick right out again. It doesnt hurt though. Just feels weird that something is sticking out there. Other symptoms are itching, moisture, sometimes when I scratch, the sensitive skin around my anus gets irritated, and has burning pain that wont last long. There are times when I wipe my anus with toilet paper there is a dot of blood on it especially when I wipe right after scratching. So I dont really know if this is a hemorrhoid or a tag? I will try and schedule an appointment with a colorectal specialist at work. I tend to google a lot and I get anxious sometimes because googling leads me to scary pages about anal cancer. HELP!
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Re: HELP! Is This A Sentinel Pile/Skin Tag?

Postby Mypoorbutt » 25 Jan 2017, 04:15

Hi,
I have skin tags and piles and to be honest when they are swollen there isn't much difference between them. The only noticeable difference is my external piles shrink a bi quicker than my skin tags.
You can get lots of blood from piles I have had toilet bowls full of it and have had to sit there waiting for the blood to stop. I know it's hard and there is lots of scary stuff but it is really unlikely to be cancer but always best to get it checked as I'm sure you know the treatment for hems and fissures is completely different.
To be honest it does sound more like a pile as I cannot put any of my skin tags back inside
Try to get it seen asap as the last thing you need is a fissure
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Re: HELP! Is This A Sentinel Pile/Skin Tag?

Postby RNstrong » 25 Jan 2017, 04:18

Is it possible to have a skin tag even without a fissure. I dont see a fissure on my anus but I dont know maybe it is way under the tag or inside my anus.
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Re: HELP! Is This A Sentinel Pile/Skin Tag?

Postby RNstrong » 25 Jan 2017, 04:19

Sometimes I can put it back inside, most of the time not.
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Re: HELP! Is This A Sentinel Pile/Skin Tag?

Postby Mypoorbutt » 25 Jan 2017, 09:50

To be honest I'm not sure...I think you must be able to have a skin tag without a fissure as I have had one of my skin tags for about 6 years and only had my fissure 2 years but I could be wrong
I have never been able to get my skin tag inside...but that might be due to miy tight sphincter lol
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Re: HELP! Is This A Sentinel Pile/Skin Tag?

Postby RNstrong » 25 Jan 2017, 09:53

Yay! Thanks for the response. I really appreciate it. This thing is hideous. I want it out not by surgery though, is that possible?
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Re: HELP! Is This A Sentinel Pile/Skin Tag?

Postby Mypoorbutt » 25 Jan 2017, 13:22

Oh I'm not sure about that I have had mine for a long time and have tried lots of ways to shrink them but while they do shrink they never actually go completely
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Re: HELP! Is This A Sentinel Pile/Skin Tag?

Postby Totally17 » 03 Oct 2017, 08:47

I hope you were able find an answer, my problem is very similar to yours!
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Re: HELP! Is This A Sentinel Pile/Skin Tag?

Postby nervousinNM » 26 Nov 2017, 23:54

Are skin tags always the result of anal fissures? I have never known that I had a fissure, but surgeon said I have a lot of tags.
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