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Colorectal Diseases

Rectal lumps on my 8 month old

02/03/2009

Question:

My 8 month old son has 2 dime sized purple/blue, hard core, soft outside tissue lumps just on the edge of the rectum. Origonally diagnosed as staph, he is not responding to antibiotics, which he has been on for over 2 weeks now. The lumps alternate between being very tender to not bothering him at all. They seem to look veiny but do not look like any hemorriod or prolapse pics I`ve researched. I have an appointment for him in a few weeks with a gastroenterologist, but would like to be somewhat informed on the topics he might discuss with him. Thank you,

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Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief of Colorectal Surgery Division
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati