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A male asked:

What is the stinging/burning sensation around outside of my anus?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Anal discomfort: Possibilities include an anal fissure, perianal dermatitis, and hemorrhoids. A perianal abscess is less likely. I recommend that you consult a proctologist or colorectal surgeon for diagnosis,advice and treatment. In the meantime try warm applications and apply an ointment like anusol or cortisporin.

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A 49-year-old member asked:

Help! I have burning sensation in the anus?

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Dr. Jason Boardman
General Surgery 26 years experience
Burning: Burning sensation around the anal canal can be from a multitude of issues. One of the most common is an anal fissure or crack in the anal skin and is usually benign. If you are concerned I would recommend your doctor do a thorough rectal exam to make the diagnosis.
Last updated Feb 23, 2017

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