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causes of pain above anus

A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience 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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Crystal Twynham
32 years experience 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience 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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boardman
24 years experience General Surgery
Pains: There are many cause of pain in the anal area. Some of the more common include an abscess which may need to be drained), thrombosed hemorrhoid (which ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Many things: But most commonly would be external hemorrhoids or anal fissures. You should get checked out by a physician in-person to best assess what the cause i ... Read More
A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Get evaluated: Both gastroenterologists & colorectal surgeons can help you. They will first perform a visual inspection & digital exam after taking your hist ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean O Donovan
33 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Congenital: If not surgical, usually a congenital condition (anal atresia) caused by a failure of migration of the cells that eventually form the anal complex --t ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
Anal fissure: An anal fissure can cause a very sharp pain in the anus. See your doctor
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Number one cause of: This, pruritus ani, itchy butt, is excessive caffeine. Beer also tends to make this worse as does excessive perspiration. Stop all caffeine and beer a ... Read More

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