Bumps on Butt, Causes, Pictures, How to Get Rid, Treatment

Bumps or lumps around, inside or near the buttcan be embarrassing. The bumps can appear like small, white, hard or red painful itchy pimples. While some bumps on buttare painless, they could be caused by a number of conditions ranging from common and benign like hemorrhoids to more uncommon and serious like anal cancer. Learn more on how to get rid of lumps on butt.

Let’s face it. Lumps on inside, near or around the buttis a really embarrassing condition to live with. It is even discomforting when the bumps are itchy and painful. Although some are painless, bumps on your butt could tell a number of things. White bumps on butt could be anal warts or yeast infection. This post provides you with the details on the causes and pictures to help you understand the symptoms.

Bumps near, inside or around the butt could mean any of the following condition:

  • Anal cancer
  • Anal warts
  • Molluscum contagiosum
  • Perianal hematomas
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Yeast infections
  • Anal skin tags

Well, a number of behaviors and conditions are linked with these particular lumps. They include: straining to have a bowel movement, diarrhea or constipation, prolonged sitting, heavy sitting, obesity, anal intercourse and liver disease.

However, before you let your imagination get away from you, consult your healthcare provider. This is the only way to diagnose the condition and prescribe any necessary treatment. The good news is that when it comes to lumps on butt, there are number of treatment options and ways you can prevent and get rid.

What causes bumps on butt?

Earlier in the post, we have listed a number of conditions that can cause a bump on inside, near or around the butt. A bump or swelling could mean an underlying condition near, around or inside the bum hole. Let’s now look in detail each cause. They include:

1. Anal Warts

A lump that occurs on inside and around the butt could be anal wart. Anal warts are small bump –like warts that usually occur inside and around the butt. Also referred to as condyloma acuminate, they are form of genital warts.

Anal warts are caused by a sexually transmitted disease called human papilloma virus (HPV).

In most cases, these types of warts do not cause any pain or discomfort. However, if they grow large enough, the can become irritating. Anal wart might itch or bleed.

The symptoms of anal warts may remain unnoticed. The virus that causes genital warts is also responsible for anal warts. They symptoms of anal warts are usually rare. But you feel itching or bleeding or sometimes a discharge from the butt.

Treatment for anal warts depends on the number and locations. Usually topical medications are administered on the infected outer area of the butt. Other treatment options include:

  • Surgical removal
  • Laser treatment
  • Cryotherapy
  • Electrocautery

2. Yeast infection

Bumps around the butt could be yeast infection. Although yeast infection is common in women, men too have a risk of getting yeast infection. Yeast infection is due to too much moisture in the vaginal area and groin causing it to increase out of control.

Anal yeast infection could be the reason of bumps on butt. This is caused by an overgrowth of candida infection around the genitals and groins. The symptoms of yeast infection include itching or soreness around the affected area. Sometimes pain could be involved. Other areas likely to be affected are the areas around the mouth.

Yeast infection causing bumps around the butt can be treated with antifungal cream or tablets. You should also maintain proper anal and groin hygiene. Home remedies can also be effective to get rid of anal yeast infection causing lumps.

3. Acne and pimples

It’s not surprisingly that the bumps on butt could be acne and pimples. The areas of the butt tend to accumulate sweat.  This could be the likely cause of irritating pimples around the butt. White bumps on butt could be pimples.

Acne on face could also spread to the anal area and groin. Irritation caused by pimples on butt could be due to moisture on butt.

4. Anal cancer

Rarely do bumps on butt a sign of anal cancer. You shouldn’t conclude that a bump around the butt is cancer. However, we can completely rule out the possibility of anal cancer. You should check out the symptoms of anal cancer. Sometimes anal cancer does not show symptoms at all. Bleeding is usually the first symptom:

Other symptoms to look out for include:

  • Anal itching, bleeding
  • A lump or mass at the opening of bum
  • Pain or feeling fullness in the anal area
  • Abnormal anal discharge from the bum
  • Swollen lymph nodes in the groins or anal areas

Most of the signs are mostly likely to be non –cancerous or benign. They could be symptoms of conditions like anal fissures, anal warts or hemorrhoids. In any case, if you have any of these symptoms, it is important to have them checked by a doctor.

5. Perianal hematoma

A lump around the bum could also be perianal hematoma. Also called perianal thrombosis, it is a condition located around the border of the bum. It can be described as a localized collection of blood vessels under the skin. It can be inappropriately referred to as external hemorrhoids.

Perianal hematomas are caused by the rupture of a small vein that drains from the anus – Wikipedia. This condition is usually present for a short period and usually painful.

Injury and trauma is the cause of this condition. Other common causes of perianal hematoma are:

  • Constipation
  • Lifting heavy weights
  • Surgery
  • Pregnancy
  • Forceful coughing
  • Prolonged sitting

They symptoms of perianal hematoma include:

  • Mild or sever pain
  • Lumpy sensation around the butt
  • Purple swelling on the edge of the butt

Treating perianal hematoma depends on the severity of this condition. In less severe cases, the condition can be left alone to heal and resolve on its own usually over a couple of days. You can treat this condition with home treatment. Try the following:

  • A cold compress
  • Eat fiber to reduce constipation
  • Avoid certain activities like weightlifting, running and jogging
  • Sitz bath. For effective results, bath twice for a couple of days

6. Molluscum contagiosum

This is another condition that can cause a bump to appear anywhere on the butt. This is viral skin infection. The virus causing this infection is called molluscum contagiosum. Bumps caused by this condition are usually benign and painless. You will notice small raised lesions or bumps on the upper layer of the skin.

It is highly contagious can be spread through direct contact with the lesion of an infected person. In most cases, treatment isn’t necessary. They can be left to heal and resolve on their own. But you can find medication and surgery to get rid. People with a weakened immune system can find it a little difficult to treat.

7. Anal Skin tags

A lump on bum could be a skin tag. They are common and benign skin tissue that can occur anywhere on your body such as the neck, armpit and genitals. They may feel like small lumps or raised areas on your butt.

Skin tags can be sensitive but they rarely cause pain. Skin tags on butt can occur as a result of swollen blood vessel on bum. Swelling or bulging of blood vessels on butt can be caused by constipation, diarrhea, heavy lifting, hemorrhoids and blood clots.

Anal skin tags are benign and therefore harmless. It is important to confirm with your doctor if the bump is the result of skin tags and not something else such as tumor.

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8. Anal abscess

A bump on butt could be as a result of anal abscess. This is usually a painful condition in which pus collects and develops near the butt. An infection from anal glands is the primary cause of abscess. Other different cause include: STD, blocked anal glands and a tear in the anal canal (anal fissures).

Immediate surgery is important to drain the abscess. Surgery is done under local anesthetic. After the procedure, medications for pain relief are prescribed. Antibiotics may be needed for people with a weakened immune system or those with diabetes.

9. Hemorrhoids

A lump on rectum or butt could be a symptom of hemorrhoids. Also known as piles, hemorrhoids are vascular structure in the anal canal. If infected or get swollen, hemorrhoids can end up causing painful or painless bumps.

Lumps on Anus - Hemorrhoids
Lumps on Anus – Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids occurring inside the butt are called internal hemorrhoid while those occurring outside the rectum are called external hemorrhoids. The symptoms depend on the type present. Internal hemorrhoids are usually painless but with bright anal bleeding during bowel movement. External hemorrhoids are usually painful and swelling inside the butt. Bleeding is usually darker when passing stool.

The exact cause of hemorrhoids is not known. But some of the reasons below could be associated with it. They include:

  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • sitting on the toilet for too long

Hemorrhoids require no specific treatment. The following measures could help reduce the risks of hemorrhoids. They include:

  • increasing fiber intake
  • drinking fluids to maintain hydration
  • rest

Treatment might include: minor surgeries and topical application of medicated creams

10. STD, Anal Herpes

Herpes around the butt could be the other cause of lump around the nose. This is an infection caused by herpes virus that develops as sores or blister around the nose, opening through which bowel movement pass. It is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV).

Symptoms of anal herpes include:

  • White or red umps or blisters
  • Pain and itching around and on the opening on the butt
  • Ulcers tend to develop at the areas of original blisters

Anal herpes is a sexually transmitted infection; it can be spread from person to person through sexual intercourse. The treatment for anal herpes is antiviral therapy.

11. Hidradenitis Suppurativa

This is an inflammation and infection of hair follicles, oil and sweat glands. Bumps on bum could be due to this condition. The lumps can be itchy, painful and may break and drain fluid from the skin inside and around your bum. Treatment can be with antibiotics, surgery and corticosteroids.

White bump around bum

What could be the cause of white bumps around butt? A cyst or a skin condition could be the cause of white lumps on your butt. There other distinct possibilities of white lump on bum opening. Anal herpes could be one among other reasons causing white spots or lump on the opening of the butt.

Regardless of the cause of white lumps on butt, you should make an attempt to visit your healthcare provider for examination. Although lumps on bum may not be that serious, diagnosis helps to rule out of the possibility of serious underlying health risks such as anal cancer.

White bumps around butt pictures

The picture below is to help you give you a descriptive view of how white bumps around anus appear or look like.

White Bump Near Anus Picture
White Bump Near Anus Picture

Small Red Painful bump on bum

Small red lumps on bum that feel like pea and hurts to sit on can be anything. A bump near the butt can be painful or painless depending on what the underlying cause is. A painful lump near the butt could be anything. It could range from anal abscess, anal herpes or hemorrhoids. Anal herpes for instance could cause a painful lump around the opening of the bum. This is due to viral infection that causes red sores or blisters around the opening and near the butt.

Small Lump on Anus
Small Lump on Anus

Hemorrhoids for instance can be painful especially when passing stool or during bowel movements. On the other hand, anal abscess can be painful if they are inflamed or infected.

Perianal hematoma can also cause mild or severe pain around the anal area. A boil in the opening and around the bum could also be responsible for painful lumps on butt. Other possible cause for painful bump on butt is hidradenitis suppurativa.

Bumps around butt not painful

Most lumps around butt are not usually painful and therefore harmless. Most of these lumps on bum are benign meaning they are noncancerous therefore harmless.  Painless bumps can be any of the cause discussed above. It could hemorrhoids or anal skin tags. Although rare, anal cancer could start as a painless bump on bum.

Itchy bump inside bum

Itchy and painful bumps inside butt can be annoying. You have to stick your finger inside the bum hole. It is embarrassing. Itchy bumps could be a sign of bacterial or viral infection. Poor anal hygiene can increase the risk of infection causing sever itching around the butt.

Other possible causes of itching include yeast infection around bum. The symptom of yeast infection is itching. Anal warts and herpes could also cause itching around the butt. Over –the –counter medication can help overcome itching around bum.

Hard bump on outside of butt

Hard bumps on butt could be a number of possibilities, most of which we’ve discussed above in the post. Sometimes hemorrhoid occurring outside the butt could lead to hard anal bumps. Blot clot after hemorrhoid could be the reason of hard anal lumps.

Perennial hematoma can also be described as hard lump that lie outside the bum. This condition doesn’t need treatment. They tend to heal and resolve on their own over a couple of days.

How to get rid of bumps on butt

Anal lumps will generally resolve on their own over a couple of days. Some may require some proper self –care measures to get rid. A bump that can cause severe discomfort or pain on butt requires specialized treatment. In most cases, the underlying cause should be identified for effective treatment.

1. Aloe Vera

You can get rid of bumps on butt with simple but effective home remedy such as aloe Vera. Apply the gel from this plant helps to soothe itching, reduce swelling and speeds up healing process. Here’s how to use aloe:

What to do at home:

  • Wash the affected area with a mild cleanser
  • Dry the area with a clean towel
  • Apply aloe gel from fresh aloe Vera plant
  • Allow it to sit for about 5 minutes and then rinse it off
  • Do this two to three times a day for a couple of days.

2. Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil has antifungal and antiseptic properties that can help to effectively get rid of bumps near butt. Here’s how to use.

What to do at home

  • Wash the affected area with clean water
  • Dry with clean towel
  • Dip cotton swab in the oil
  • Apply the oil on the areas with bumps
  • Leave it for about 3 minutes
  • Repeat the procedure 2 – 3 times daily until healing begins

3. Castor oil

Castor is also effective in getting rid of lumps on butt. It works by drying the affected skin and drying them out. This helps to shrink the lumps until complete healing occurs.

What to do at home:

  • Add a tablespoon of baking soda in considerable amount of castor oil
  • Make a thick paste of the mixture
  • Apply the paste on the bumps
  • Leave it for about 5 minutes then rinse it off
  • Do this thrice per day

4. Warm compress

Warm compress can also be effective in getting rid of lumps around butt. Hemorrhoids, anal warts and abscess can be healed effectively by a warm compress.

5. Antiseptic creams

Bumps and lumps on butt caused by viral and antibacterial infections can be healed with antiseptic creams. To relieve itching around the bum caused by yeast infection other than maintaining proper anal hygiene, you may use antiseptic cream.

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