The bump in your rump

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It’s possible that bump has been there for some time, or maybe it just showed up out of the blue.

By Dr. David Gutman, Advanced Hemorrhoid Specialists

When you reach back, you can feel it. There’s a bump in your rump. Maybe you found it while showering, or maybe you noticed it princess-and-the-pea style whenever you sit down. Maybe you’ve started to experience symptoms, like pain, bleeding or a never-ending itch. It’s possible that bump has been there for some time, or maybe it just showed up out of the blue.

Whatever the cause or the symptoms, the fact is, you don’t really know what has reared its ugly little head unless you get it checked out.

Most people would assume that what I’ve described above is probably an external hemorrhoid—but that’s not always the case. There are other growths that can crop up, like a blood clot, a cyst, cancer, warts, an abscess, or internal hemorrhoids that have decided to come out. Sometimes these other bumps can mimic the symptoms of a hemorrhoid.

The point here is, what you’re feeling back there could be something more serious than a hemorrhoid, or it might not be. The only way to know for sure is to get it checked out.

If it does end up being hemorrhoids, we can easily treat them without surgery.

I offer two, non-surgical methods to treat hemorrhoids. One reduces the blood flow that feeds the hemorrhoids, improving inflammation and causing them to shrink. The other is better suited to removing larger hemorrhoids. Both take just a few seconds to do. Since they are performed in an area with no nerve endings, they can be administered right in the comfort of my office without anesthesia.

There is virtually no pain, no prep needed, there are no major restrictions, and you don’t have to take time off of work. Consultations are free of charge and our procedures are covered by insurance. If you’ve met your deductible for the year, now is a perfect time to find relief.

To reach Dr. David Gutman of Advanced Hemorrhoid Specialists, call 216-772-4653. He has two office locations: 25200 Chagrin Blvd, Suite 109, in Beachwood; and 2660 W. Market Street, Suite 250, in Fairlawn. To learn more, visit