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A 19-year-old female asked:

two small white cuts in the crease of the anus immediately after stretching and rubbing the area. what could this be?! does it sound like herpes!

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Dr. Arash Rahi
Urogynecology 22 years experience
Most likely no...: It's most likely the result of the minor trauma you described; however, to be certain it may be best to visit a physician to be sure.
Dr. Shahid Rafique
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Needs exam: The commonest painful anal lesion is hemorrhoids and anal fissure. Herpes genitalis, genital warts and syphilis have to be considered and can be easily diagnosed on examination.

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I keep on getting sist tipe absesses in my groins.Its been cut out several times but keep on comming back at a different spot.?

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A 26-year-old male asked:

I have a small hemeroid on the inner part of my anus. It does not itch or hurt. I noticed while wiping. Is there any suggestions to a fix?

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Dr. Francine Mosley
General Practice 20 years experience
No need.: Hemorroid won't need fixed until it's getting in the way of your bowel movements and/or hanging around down there and causing pain. Then see someone about fixing the hemorrhoid, but until then, ignore it.

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