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Depends: Every woman has vaginal discharge. The amount and consistency can change with the hormones through the month. Discharge is only abnormal if it burns, smells bad or is irritating. Some stds such as chlamydia do not always cause a discharge so if you are worried you have gotten an std, you will need a urine or vaginal test done. ...Read more
Vag Bleeding: Abnormal when: When you are not expecting your menstrual period. When your menstrual flow is lighter or heavier than what is normal for you. At a time in life when it is not expected, such as before age 9, when you are pregnant, or after menopause. http://www.webmd.com/women/tc/abnormal-vaginal-bleeding-topic-overview#1 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anal fissures: Anal fissures are due to abrupt stretching of anus either from foreign objects, or more commonly, constipation, in which case, stool softeners are key. That along w/plenty of fiber, fluids & physical activity are key to minimizing constipation. Once that's solved, no more anal fissures. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/anal-fissure/ds00762 for more info & options if necessary. ...Read more
See doc: You need to see your doctor asap. ...Read more
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
Hemorrhoids: Many issues can cause anal canal irritation resulting in leakage. Anal cancer is very rare in a 22 year old. The most common condition is hemorrhoid flare up followed by other inflammatory process such as perianal dermatitis, abscess/fistula, proctitis, etc - if you belong to the normal risk population. If you are immunocompromised, have a family history of ibd, or std+/- anal sex see a doc now. ...Read more
Im 22 with minor anal leakage after bowel movement with anal itching is anal leakage sign of colon cancer?
It would be rare!: It might be a very uncommon factor, but for the most part no, particularly if a condom with proper lubrication is used! but it can aggravate a pre-existing prolapse! ...Read more
If the colonoscope detects abnormal growth in my rectum, does that mean I have colon-rectal cancer?
Struct / functional:
Basically three possible general reasons -
1) There is something structurally wrong with the uterus that is keeping it from controlling its bleeding (i.e. fibroids, polyps)
2) the hormonal signaling between the ovaries and the uterus is not going right, leading to "dysfunctional bleeding", despite a structurally normal uterus
3) your blood is not clotting correctly ...Read more
Heavy, unpredictable: Generally speaking, anything that's out of the "ordinary.". Heavier menses that is consistent (e.g. More than about 3 months straight), bleeding in between cycles in the absence of hormonal manipulation and bleeding after sex are some examples. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Colonoscopy revealed grade 1 external hemorrhoids, hypertrophied anal papilla (3mm), & tortuous sigmoid colon. Please explain what this all means.
Fairly normal: These can all be common and benign findings. Grade 1 are tiny hemorrhoid veins located at the anal opening & needs no treatment. Hypertrophied papillae means enlarged skin structures at the anal opening that need no treatment. Tortuos colon just means there are extra turns in the colon & no treatment. Avoid constipation. Eat more fiber. See your GI doctor for follow up. ...Read more