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Had surgery at my butt due to anal fistula injury in 2008. Fully healed. Why does old scar hurt periodically? Notice it happens if scar rubs clothes

Had surgery at my butt due to anal fistula injury in 2008. Fully healed. Why does old scar hurt periodically? Notice it happens if scar rubs clothes

Normal: Scar tissue is not as elastic as normal skin and the epidermis may be thinner making it more easily irritated as you have found. Protect the scar from injury. These sensations lessen with time but it can take years and it may never be like normal skin. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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Anal sex, inner injury how do I heal it?

Anal sex, inner injury how do I heal it?

you need: To be seen by a colon and rectal surgeon to determine the extent and type of injury so they can customize your therapy. Certainly avoid inserting anything in the anus until you are properly examined and diagnosed. ...Read more

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Can a pelvic floor muscle strain be felt around the anus area? Please tell me what i need to know about a pelvic floor injury from work outs. Thanks.

Can a pelvic floor muscle strain be felt around the anus area? Please tell me what i need to know about a pelvic floor injury from work outs. Thanks.

Yes: Check with your family doc or gyn as well, but you can get a thorough evaluation from a women's health physical therapist as well. Check here: www.Womenshealthapta.Org/plp/index.Cfm in the interest of full disclosure, I am a lung doctor, but my wife is a pelvic therapist. ...Read more

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24f slipped down steps fell butt!a lot pain, shoots down upper r leg when laying.Trouble going #2 feels like a bulge around anus.Possible colon injury?

24f slipped down steps fell butt!a lot pain, shoots down upper r leg when laying.Trouble going #2 feels like a bulge around anus.Possible colon injury?

See health provider: Please see your health care provider as soon as possible! a colon injury is unlikely, but a bony injury to the sacrum or lumbar spine is possible. Also, there is a chance for an injury or swelling around nerves or nerve roots in the lumbar area, especially if it is difficult to defecate, or if incontinent of stool. Painful defecation not necessarily related to nerves. ...Read more

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Colostomy but leaking stool from anus c4 level sci, 21 years post injury. Colostomy about 18 years. Leaking stool from rectum last 4 or 5 days..?

Colostomy but leaking stool from anus
c4 level sci, 21 years post injury.  Colostomy  about 18 years.   Leaking stool from rectum last 4 or 5 days..?

Depends: I do not know what surgery you had, if it is an end or loop colostomy. The residual rectum will occasionally have a thick mucous dischage that could look like bowel contents, and if you have a loop colostomy the rectal discharge could be more. May need to see a doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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Foul bo after anus trauma, weak muscles, incontinence of flatus and stool, excessive perpiration in the region since injury. What is it?

Sphincter injury?: Poor control of stool and flatus after "anus trauma" raises the question of injury to the anal sphincter muscles. While this would not give a clear answer about the increases perspiration it would certainly answer the odor and leakage. You should see a colon and rectal surgeon. ...Read more

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My anus hurts?

My anus hurts?

Anus: Common causes of pain include external hemorrhoids, anal fissure, rectal abscess, proctalgia. ...Read more

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Is anal bad for you?

Is anal bad for you?

Anal Sex: I agree with dr. Gallant. Anal sex is a common part of the sexual practices in both men and women in many cultures around the world. It is in no way, in and of itself, risky or 'bad' or unhealthy. But, like all other human behavior, it carries risk of trauma and infection if done incorrectly or if the sexual partner is a carrier of infection. ...Read more

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Anus (Definition)

The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more