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Can spicy food cause you to have a burning anus?

Can spicy food cause you to have a burning anus?

Yes: but also acidic foods such as anything with a tomato base to it can cause burning pain, however an underlying anal fissure will be burning with virtually any type of BM. see a colorectal surgeon for proper evaluation and diagnosis/treatment ...Read more

Anus (Definition)

The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more


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My husband has constantly itchy, burning anus . Not a lot of spicy foods. He is 61 years old and has never has colonoscopy. What could be the cause?

Depens (penicillamine): Some times perianal itching has an underlying cause such as hemorrhoids, fissure, fistulars, certain skin conditions. Many times there is no obvious cause. Itching in and of itself is not an indication for a colonoscopy but being over 50 is. ...Read more

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Burning anus/tailbone pain. Sensitivity in area. Is this a symptom of a chordoma or am I ridiculous for thinking this?

Burning anus/tailbone pain. Sensitivity in area. Is this a symptom of a chordoma or am I ridiculous for thinking this?

Exclude hemorrhoids: Rare diagnoses are rarely correct. Chordoma is an uncommon tumor. It would be prudent to rule out hemorrhoids, that seem to be able to explain your symptoms, before considering other diagnoses. ...Read more

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Normally constipated with no BM for 3wk but now stools are loose, burning anus, and dark black. Looks like baby meconium. What do I do?

Normally constipated with no BM for 3wk but now stools are loose, burning anus, and dark black. Looks like baby meconium. What do I do?

See your doctor: Constipation with no BM for 3 weeks is a concern. In addition, now black tarry stools are concerning for blood - make an appointment to see your physician and be evaluated. ...Read more

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What causes burning anus when having a bowel movement?

What causes burning anus when having a bowel movement?

Hemorroids/Fissure: It can be caused by 1hemorroids 2anal fissure 3 proctitis 4 due to eating spicy hot food 5rectal and anal cancer so i will suggest at age 49 have it checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes burning anus after a normal soft bowel movement?

What causes burning anus after a normal soft bowel movement?

Hemorroids/fissure;: Following conditions may cause burning in anus 1hemorroids 2anal fissure 3proctitis 4eating spicy hot food 5cancer of rectum/anus so i will recommend get it checked. ...Read more

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Have burning anus flatulence all the time. Like acid burn. Stay away from acidic foods, but still have foul smelling, burning anus flatulence. Help?

Have burning anus flatulence all the time. Like acid burn. Stay away from acidic foods, but still have foul smelling, burning anus flatulence. Help?

Diet: Well, nobody's flatus smells like rose petals, but if yours is particularly foul-smelling, that may be due to onions or garlic in diet. Milk can cause excessive flatus in people with lactase deficiency. If all else fails, you can buy underpants with activated charcoal liner to absorb the malodor. ...Read more

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Protected sex , negative std , burning vagina little flesh bumps , burning anus small little flesh bumps . What is this ?

Protected sex , negative std , burning vagina little flesh bumps , burning anus small little flesh bumps . What is this ?

This sounds like it: could be venereal warts, but need to be seen to know whether or not that is the diagnosis. Please see your doctor to be evaluated and properly diagnosed. Even with condom use, these can be spread from skin to skin contact. ...Read more

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For the past 10 days I am having to go to bathroom multiple times in the morning with burning anus, bloating & gas? Is it food poisoning?

For the past 10 days I am having to go to bathroom multiple times in the morning with burning anus, bloating & gas? Is it food poisoning?

Gastroenteritis.: This sounds like acute gastroenteritis - nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pains, fever, chills and sweats are all possible components of this. Could be viral or food-borne, BUT I'd think this is lasting too long, unless you tell me that you ate fried rice before this started as there's a bacterium in fried rice that can cause symptoms for upwards of 14 days. But you may need a CT scan now. ...Read more

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Doctor, i can feel that little tiny particles in stool...and unable unload completely....there is sensation of burning anus....sensation of bowel.help?

Doctor, i can feel that little tiny particles in stool...and unable unload completely....there is sensation of burning anus....sensation of bowel.help?

Pin worms: Your symptoms may be caused by pin worms. Pin worms can cause intense anal itching and occasionally you can see them in your stool. I suggest you see your doctor for confirmation. ...Read more

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30yrmale.Burning anus after stool&stays till evening.Leg thigh pain.no blood in stools.Doctors wont do colonoscopy saying cant be cancer at this age?

30yrmale.Burning anus after stool&stays till evening.Leg thigh pain.no blood in stools.Doctors wont do colonoscopy saying cant be cancer at this age?

Get second opinion: Although the risk of colorectal cancer increases with age and is rare in at age 30, it is possible. It sounds like the source of your pain and discomfort has not been identified. If your condition were properly diagnosed and treated, you would be less likely to want a colonscopy, which probably is not indicated. ...Read more

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My husband has a stomach ulcer and is currently using Altosec. Current symptoms are burning anus/rectum,diarrhea and stomach aches. Any advice?

My husband has a stomach ulcer and is currently using Altosec. Current symptoms are burning anus/rectum,diarrhea and stomach aches. Any advice?

Ulcer/ Altosec: Have they checked him for H pylori? That is a bacteria that is associated and can exacerbate ulcers. To treat need antibiotics as well. Also sometimes adding an H2 blocker like ranitidine helps as well. Check gastrin level F/u/ w/ GI regarding H pylori. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, spicy /fatty foods motrin like products and ASA ( or discuss ASA with cardiology if needed) ...Read more

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30 yrs old.ObeseMale.Intermittent red blood on stool & paper.Sore/burning anus after BM.BM urgency.Mild ABD pain.Chances of colorectal cancer?Tests?

30 yrs old.ObeseMale.Intermittent red blood on stool & paper.Sore/burning anus after BM.BM urgency.Mild ABD pain.Chances of colorectal cancer?Tests?

Chances of : Hemorrhoids / anal fissure are much greater and more common, you want to be seen by a general surgeon for evaluation, start with your primary doctor for primary assessment and referral , good luck ...Read more

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Soft mushy stool burning anus gas bloating and some lower stomach pain while pressing on lower tummy green/brown in color some floating grease residue?

SoundsLikeARealGas..: First of all don't go near an open flame. Next, your symptoms sound potentially serious enough to warrant a little jaunt to your friendly neighborhood ER or Urgent Care, or at least your own doc tomorrow. This could all be something that blows over in another day or two and you could wait if you want to, but if it's still as awful as it sounds, why take a chance? You are passing fats and bile. ...Read more

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Irritable bowell burning itching anus?

Hemorrhoid flare...: Bowel changes associated with ibs can flare hemorrhoids. Associated anal itching in this clinical setting is most likely from hemorrhoid irritation. Try using a otc hemorrhoid cream (either cortisone or prep-h) or tucks (witch hazel) wipe. Good luck! ...Read more

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Abdomin pain since few days. Its occuring all the sides of the abdomin. Lower centre right & left. Itching & burning near anus. Burning in stomach.

Abdomin pain since few days. Its occuring all the sides of the abdomin. Lower centre right & left. Itching & burning near anus. Burning in stomach.

Many possibilities: Any stomach flu or food poisoning type of illness can have some nausea, bloating, vomiting, diarrhea, tummy pain, tummy cramps, fever, chills, sweating, dizziness, lightheadedness, etc... One person can have some or all of these symptoms. If symptoms are mild, they might go away in a day or two. Sometimes they can be severe or last a whole week. A doctor's evaluation may be needed. ...Read more

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6 weeks post haemorrhoidectomy. Internal wounds healing. Now constant burning around anus. Cause mucus discharge? Sudocrem (UK) not working. OTC help?

6 weeks post haemorrhoidectomy. Internal wounds healing. Now constant burning around anus. Cause mucus discharge? Sudocrem (UK) not working. OTC help?

Here are some...: How long has this burning been, very recently or always? Has it come with a change in local pain after hemorrhoidectomy, and if it is bearable? If the postop pain has been easing, virtually, all you need is symptomatic relief with time and patience as the best medicine at this time. If deviating from the normally expected course of slow improvement, seek evaluation. Meanwhile, topical anestheitc.. ...Read more

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I'm only 19 and I have severe back pain after eating and after bowel movements. What could this be? I also feel burning on anus after excreting.

I'm only 19 and I have severe back pain after eating and after bowel movements. What could this be? I also feel burning on anus after excreting.

See doctor: Regardless of your age, you need to consult your doctor to find out why especially if the symptoms have been present for more than 72 hours or are getting worse. ...Read more