A 27-year-old female asked:
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inflamed sphincter for a few days. been using neosporin for pain. no diarrhea just painful to push. painful even when not pushing. ?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Anal pain: Possibilities include a fissure, thrombosed hemorrhoid or perirectal abscess although the fissure is most likely. Try warm applications and apply anusol or nupercainal ointment. Keep stools soft by taking colace (docusate sodium). See your physician if these measures don't help.
Answered on Jan 2, 2016
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
31 years experience Family Medicine
Anal Fissures?: Based on your symptoms, you may have anal fissures, which can be very painful. they are like paper cuts of your anal tissue. i recommend seeing your cliniician who can examine you and confirm your diagnosis. If it is anal fissures, they can prescribe nitroglycerin or nifedipine cream. In the meantime try lidocaine and hydrocortisone cream and flushable diaper wipes. Take care.
Answered on Jan 2, 2016

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