Brookfield, WI
A 27-year-old male asked:

When wiping after defecation, anus feels inflamed and swollen to the touch. hour later when wiping without defecation, anus is not inflamed or swollen?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 41 years experience
Without a picture...: ...I can only guess you have hemorrhoids or a similar local area of transient irritation. If you see blood, definitely get checked. Certainly, I would advice to not wipe too vigorously. Commercial products are available for the symptoms you describe.
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Use a moisturizer lotion for cleaning. Avoid scrubbing.
Jan 27, 2015

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