Call your doctor if:
- You have severe rectal pain.
- Your stools are black or tarry or have streaks of blood.
- Rectal bleeding lasts for more than 1 week or happens more than once.
- Stools are narrower than usual (they may be as thin as a pencil).
- You still have rectal pain after a full week of home treatment.
- Any unusual material or tissue seeps or sticks out of the anus.
- A lump near the anus gets bigger or more painful, and you get a fever.