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Continuous pressure around my anus. Wondering if I should be concerned.

Hi all - for the last two months, I've experienced a fairly persistent general pressure around my anus (almost like I have to poop, but I don't). It doesn't hurt, but it's noticeable and annoying (especially at night).  The only thing I can think of is over the last 6 months, I've gained about 15 pounds and have been in my desk chair a lot more for work (than in previous years).  My bowel movements seem okay and regular.  If the weight/sitting is the culprit, is there a stretch that might help?  Thank you all!
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It may be that you're not active enough to thoroughly digest your food. Depending on what your doctor tells you, you might want to consider to periodically getting up from your desk and just walk around your office area during the day and then have a leisurely two-minute walk after your last meal of the day.
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Presumably you have checked for hemorrhoids?
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I've had them before (and anal fissures).  I used a camera to take a look.  At the top of the rectum, I can see a bluish mark - it's not sensitive to the touch.  The general dull pressure feels like it's all round my rectum though.  I have a doctor's appt scheduled for next week. Thought I'd get some feedback before then.
44, M, 6 feet, 232lb, generally in good health (a lot of desk work).  Thanks!
Any issues with pain, urinating, or sexual function? I was thinking maybe prostate issues, but there are a lot of things that could cause pressure.

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