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A 37-year-old member asked:

my anus burns after i poop, why?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Probably: Have an anal fissure. Avoid spicy food and acidic foods such as all tomato products, drink 80-100oz of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily along with a high fiber diet. If it doesn't resolve within a couple of weeks, see a colon and rectal surgeon for diagnosis and treatment.

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Should I be concerned about a rash in my genital and anal area?

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Yes: There are multiple different types of infections that can cause a genital rash. Some are easily treated and some are more difficult. There can also be some inflammatory conditions that can cause a rash "down there." some precancerous or cancers can cause rash-looking changes. You need to see your doctor to be evaluated.
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Is it unsafe to pick up dog poop in pregnancy?

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Is it safe to have anal sex while pregnant?

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Not recommended.: Pregnancy leads to an increase in the venous pressure around the rectum, which is why many women get hemorrhoids. Anal sex can irritate that, leading to more hemorrhoids or a rectal fissure. Also, anal sex can lead to a release of bacteria in the bloodstream which could cause preterm labor. If you are considering this after pelvic rest for cervical bleeding or previa, it's not a safe alternative.
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A 25-year-old female asked:

Why is my 2 year old daughters stool always a shade of green? I rarely give her juice or food coloring so it cannot be the dye...

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Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Normal!: It is not uncommon in some children. If the stool is formed , child is growing i would not worry about it. It is often from green leafy vegetables, coloring agents in the food or simply due to rapid transit from small intestine to large intestine where it normally is tuned brown.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Should I pop the blisters from second degree burn?

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Dr. Ernest Block
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Great Question: Not even all burn units agree on this. However, i would suggest that you don't pop it, but have it seen by an appropriate specialist.

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