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A 32-year-old male asked:

i have very dry akin around my anus. how do i treat this?

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Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 52 years experience
Petroleum Jelly: Try a light application of petroleum jelly. This can get quite annoying. Make sure that you are drinking enough water during each day so your bowel movements are soft enough. If constipation is a problem, consider using a generic brand of polyethylene glycol an osmotic laxative. Ask pharmacist.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

What could be the possible explanatons for a lump around the anus?

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Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are the most common cause. A hemorrhoid is a bulging vein around the anus. When you strain such as with heavy lifting, constipation or child birth, the vein can dilate so much that it does not snap back into its normal shape. Then you can get a clot in the bulge which makes it last even longer. If the bump does not resolve, go see your family doc to make sure it is not something worse.
A 23-year-old male asked:

Why do I have a hard bump that hurts around the anus hole?

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Dr. Christiaan Maurer
Dr. Christiaan Maurer answered
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Illness: You may have a anal wart or perirectal abscess or a thrombosed hemorrhoid or rarely an anal cancer. Seek out a general surgeon for evaluation please.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan commented
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
or a colon and rectal surgeon
Sep 18, 2012
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A member asked:

What doctor do you go to if you have sores around your anus?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 46 years experience
Gastroenterologist: It could be a variety of problems but either your family doctor or a gastroenterologist. Personally i would start with my family physician.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: around anus?

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Dr. Sean O Donovan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 34 years experience
You can touch it: Around, to me, would mean you can touch anus (opening) and the other thing you are concerned with at the same time with the same hand.
Canada
A 18-year-old male asked:

I have a foul fecal odor that seems to emit when i feel a wetness around my anus.. I go to wipe to check and there is nothing and i still stink help?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See you doctor: Your symptoms are too complex for this forum to help you. See your doctor.

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