What other symptoms might occur with rectal lump?

A rectal lump may accompany other symptoms, which vary depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition. The symptoms of rectal lump are usually confined to the rectal or anal areas and include:

  • Change in bowel habits
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Itching feeling
  • Lump or mass in the anal or rectal area
  • Mucus or other discharge from the rectal area
  • Pain or burning sensation
  • Rectal bleeding or blood in the stool

Symptoms that might indicate a serious condition

In some cases, a rectal lump may occur with other symptoms that might indicate a serious condition that should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have a rectal lump along with other serious symptoms including:

  • Bloody stool (blood may be red, black, or tarry in texture)
  • Drainage of pus from the rectum
  • High fever (higher than 101 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Multiple lumps or masses in the anal or rectal area

What is rectal lump?

A rectal lump is a growth in the inner rectum or rectal area. Rectal lumps can vary in size and the degree to which they produce symptoms. Depending on the underlying cause, a rectal lump may or may not cause any pain.

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What causes rectal lump?

A rectal lump is most often related to hemorrhoids and anal warts. Hemorrhoids are enlarged, bulging veins in the anus or rectum. Anal warts are caused by human papilloma virus (HPV), a sexually transmitted disease.

Causes of rectal lump

A rectal lump may be caused by common rectal disorders including:

Medical Reviewer: Cynthia Haines, MD Last Annual Review Date: Aug 8, 2013 Copyright: © Copyright 2014 Health Grades, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Health Grades, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the HealthGrades User Agreement.

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