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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jordan Rush
12 years experience in Gastroenterology
Anus: Common causes of pain include external hemorrhoids, anal fissure, rectal abscess, proctalgia.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
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Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Sh*t + Fart = Shart: The anus is a rather remarkable muscle able to differentiate solid from liquid from gas. In fact, when healthy, one can pass gas while retaining stool ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Anal sores: Could you be referring to fissures, fistula, abscess? Sexually transmitted disease (syphilis, gc, hiv, etc.) should be considered. Hemorrhoids & recta ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience in Dermatology
Yes: The amount of hair that people have on different parts of their body varies from person to person and from culture to culture.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. E. rawson Griffin iii
42 years experience in Family Medicine
Puritis Ani: Most likely this is a condition called puritis ani which is primarily caused from scratching. Scratching the area only keeps it going. Many people d ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Crystal Twynham
32 years experience in General Surgery
Lots of things!!!: Ex-husbands or ex-wives! but seriously, most anal pain is from clotted external/internal hemorroids, tear in the anal lining ("fissure"), irritation/ ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Nerves: There are specific nerves that sense pain at the anus, and these nerves communicate pain back to the brain just as anywhere else in the body. If you ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
BUM...mer!: Hi. If you'd care to give us some information, perhaps we can help! Make sure to eat plenty of fiber and drink plenty of water. Once you tell us more, ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many possibilities: Depending on diet, medications, bowel habits, sexual practices, presence of hemorrhoids, the list can be quite exhaustive.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Lots of reasons: Fungal infections are common. A contact dermatitis from something left by laundry in your clothes. Infections, pin worms, hemorrhoids, etc...The list ... Read More
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