Thank you for your question regarding the lesion you have discovered in your anus. I recommend that you see your doctor
. Based on your description, it is likely that you did indeed have a small pimple in your anus and nothing more serious. As you have read, however, there are many other possibilities that are considered for a bump like this in that region. Hemorrhoids are normal veins that exist in the rectum. They become a problem when they get swollen, inflamed, and painful. They can also cause some bleeding
that ranges from blood on toilet paper when wiping to blood coating the stool. External hemorrhoids are those that are visible and are usually painful. Internal hemorrhoids generally cannot be seen and are typically not painful. If you are sexually active and participating in anal intercourse, genital herpes could also be a possibility. These lesions appear as small fluid filled vesicles. These vesicles can then burst and leave behind painful ulcers. An abscess
will generally be much larger and very painful. There will be swelling and redness of the area and the only treatment would be to cut open the abscess and drain it. If you are still concerned or have more questions, please see your doctor who can perform a physical examination.