A 21-year-old female asked:
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what is a yeast infection on the anus like? can you have it just on the anus and not the vaginal area? can it cause sores on the anus if irritated?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
It's possible but...: Anal yeast could occur without vaginal, but not very likely. Usually it would cause pretty much the same symptoms as vaginal yeast -- itching, irritation, and redness. Open sores could result, but usually not. Other possibilities include anal herpes if multiple sores that recur from time to time; or anal fissure if only one. See doctor if you have any doubt about it and/or the problem continues.
Answered on Feb 28, 2016

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Open sores: usually aren't presenting signs for yeast. Please have this medically evaluated. Take care.

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