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Dr. Debora McClary
17 Doctors shared insights

Anal And Rectal Diseases (Overview)

Anal and rectal diseases are conditions that effect the bottom end of the digest tract, including the anus. These conditions may include hemorrhoids, cancer, warts, and many other problems.


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I have burning and itching in my rectal area but it is not hemroids. I have scleroderma and was told the disease has changed the skin in my anus?

I have burning and itching in my rectal area but it is not hemroids. I have scleroderma and was told the disease has changed the skin in my anus?

Anal Itching: Causes of anal itching include: dry skin, too much moisture, fecal incontinence, excessive washing, overuse of laxatives, chemical irritants, skin disorders, yeast infections, hemorrhoids, anal abrasions, fissures and fistulas, food irritants, medications, infections, anal tumors, other causes. ...Read more

Dr. Debora McClary
17 Doctors shared insights

Anal And Rectal Diseases (Overview)

Anal and rectal diseases are conditions that effect the bottom end of the digest tract, including the anus. These conditions may include hemorrhoids, cancer, warts, and many other problems.


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Hello. I would like to ask about the causes and treatment for per rectal bleeding in a 23 years old male. It has been 6 months, on and off, bright red, slight pain in anus, symptom relieved by increased fluid intake and fibre, no loss of weight or appetit

Hello. I would like to ask about the causes and treatment for per rectal bleeding in a 23 years old male. It has been 6 months, on and off, bright red, slight pain in anus, symptom relieved by increased fluid intake and fibre, no loss of weight or appetit

Hemorrhoids: Nice description of hemorrhoid bleeding. Keep a good balance of fiber (5-6 servings of fruit / vege a day) and hydration (enough liquid to have clear urine 4-5 times a day - not what you get with beer or coffee) and he should have durable relief. Otc hemorrhoid rx may help. If not, or if the bleeding or pain worsens he may have a higher grade of hemorrhoid or fissure and shoul see a doc. ...Read more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

Take medications as prescribed
Once
Exercise daily as recommended by your doctor or trainer
daily
Limit meat, dairy, and fats as much as possible
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Eat whole grains only - not white bread
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What are the symptoms of aids? Does anal sex have any relation with this deadly disease?

What are the symptoms of aids? Does anal sex have any relation with this deadly disease?

Get tested: Initially HIV does not have much symptoms and it is better to catch it early if it is the case, have a blood test done, some clinics offer anonymous testing. Anal sex is one way of transmitting the disease. ...Read more

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Does an anal fissure puff up and cause discomfort outside of the rectal opening?

Does an anal fissure puff up and cause discomfort outside of the rectal opening?

Usually not: Unless it has become infected and an abscess has developed or if there is an associated hemorrhoidal involvement. Best to be examined by a colorectal surgeon promptly. ...Read more

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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
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Make sure that your risk factors, such as blood pressure and cholesterol, are addressed
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Inspect your feet daily, and call your medical doctor if you experience any wounds
Daily
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My anus feels wierd and I cant poop it feels like there is something inside but there isn't anything I hope its treatable it just feels wierd.

My anus feels wierd and I cant poop it feels like there is something inside but there isn't anything I hope its treatable it just feels wierd.

Weird anus: Tough to say why your anus feels weird. Since you know your body best, it would be recommended to get an exam from a Fr. And have them check you anus to be safe, and reassure you regarding any anal issues. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Foul brown rectal discharge. Started when infected with chlamydia but was treated for that. No anal sex. What is this?

Foul brown rectal discharge. Started when infected with chlamydia but was treated for that. No anal sex. What is this?

C. difficile?: A common cause of symptoms of this nature after a course of antibiotics can be Clostridium difficile colitis. You could also have Giardiasis, or any of a dozen or more causes of colitis. Go and see a doctor and when you get there be prepared to provide a stool specimen. Good luck ...Read more

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How do u get rid of anal warts?

How do u get rid of anal warts?

Anal warts: There is an array of anal lesions that are mistaken for warts. Some may be external hemorrhoids, whereas others may be caused by such infections as syphilis. Correct diagnosis prior to treatment is paramount. If those are indeed hpv caused anal warts, available treatment methods include cryotherapy, imiquimod, and occasionally excision (surgical removal). ...Read more

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Are there any genetic causes for imperforate anus?

Are there any genetic causes for imperforate anus?

Not likely: No known genetic causes, although there are families with more than one child affected. ...Read more

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Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease (Checklist)

Reduce stress in your life: Stress causes cysts to grow faster
daily
Adequate daily fluid intake is a requirement for all patients with PKD
daily
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What are these rectal/anal spasms? They're nonstop and painless, just really annoying. Can I prevent them?

What are these rectal/anal spasms? They're nonstop and painless, just really annoying. Can I prevent them?

Rectal spasm: Motility, compliance, & sensation of the rectum are important to fecal continence. Hypersensitivity to distension & abnormal motility patterns in the rectum are common in irritable bowel syndrome. In ibs-d patients, fecal urgency & cramping lend further to a hypersensitive rectum. Clinical testing distinguishes ibs from levator ani muscle dysfunction, sphincter dysfunction, dyssynergia, proctalgia. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Rectal diseases?

What is the definition or description of: Rectal diseases?

Rectal diseases: Rectal diseases = disorder or pathological condition affecting the last 6 to 8 inches of large intestine. ...Read more

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Coping with Disease Outbreaks (Checklist)

Wash hands
6x day
Cover nose and mouth
daily
Avoid unnecessary contact
daily
Alert providers of contagion
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I have burning and itching in my rectal area but it is not hemroids. I have scleroderma and was told the disease has changed the skin in my anus?

Anal Itching: Causes of anal itching include: dry skin, too much moisture, fecal incontinence, excessive washing, overuse of laxatives, chemical irritants, skin disorders, yeast infections, hemorrhoids, anal abrasions, fissures and fistulas, food irritants, medications, infections, anal tumors, other causes. ...Read more

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Is it possible to catch a disease from my anus?

Yes: Human papillomavirus (hpv) can infect the lining of the anus. This infecton can cause anal and perianal warts, dysplasia (precancer) and cancer. ...Read more

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Treating Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (Checklist)

Ask your doctor for further STD testing
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Ask your partner to get tested for STDs
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Take all of your medication exactly as prescribed
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Use condoms when having intercourse to prevent STD transmission
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Hi I wanted to ask if anal sex could cause some diseases?

Hi I wanted to ask if anal sex could cause some diseases?

Yes: Virtually all the sexually transmitted diseases and all of the serious ones can be transmitted by anal sex. HPV can cause anal warts and rectal cancer. ...Read more

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Do I have to worry about catching any diseases if I licked a girl's anus?

Do I have to worry about catching any diseases if I licked a girl's anus?

Depends: Consider the location & it's normal inhabitants. The poo passes through the area, so contamination with e.Coli, yeast & a variety of other germs have been given a clear path to your throat. I occasionally see group a strep produce a rash in the area, so add that to the mix. Herpes simplex virus as well as others of the std ilk may or may not be around. Worry? Yes or no, all life's choices have risks. ...Read more

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Living with Addison's Disease (Checklist)

Wear a medic alert
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Take additional hydrocortisone/prednisone for fever or injury
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Does an anal fissure puff up and cause discomfort outside of the rectal opening?

Usually not: Unless it has become infected and an abscess has developed or if there is an associated hemorrhoidal involvement. Best to be examined by a colorectal surgeon promptly. ...Read more

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Could an anal fissure puff up and cause discomfort outside of the rectal opening?

Could an anal fissure puff up and cause discomfort outside of the rectal opening?

ANAL FISSURES: Are tears in the anal canal. Since they are open wounds with stool and bacteria going by, there is always the risk of infection and development of an abscess which needs surgical drainage. ...Read more

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I am experiencing anal pain. The following also describes me: Rectal pain. What should I do?

I am experiencing anal pain. The following also describes me: Rectal pain. What should I do?

You require: A :hands on" (face to face) consulation with your Family Physician or GYN. ..A simple local exam anoscopy may
provide a simple answer.... (Flexible sigmoidoscopy may also be suggested,
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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What are these rectal/anal spasms? They're nonstop and painless, just really annoying. Can I prevent them?

Rectal spasm: Motility, compliance, & sensation of the rectum are important to fecal continence. Hypersensitivity to distension & abnormal motility patterns in the rectum are common in irritable bowel syndrome. In ibs-d patients, fecal urgency & cramping lend further to a hypersensitive rectum. Clinical testing distinguishes ibs from levator ani muscle dysfunction, sphincter dysfunction, dyssynergia, proctalgia. ...Read more

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Living with Sickle Cell Disease (Checklist)

Don't miss appointments with your doctor
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Go to lab appointments as necessary
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Keep your oxygen levels up by maintaining a healthy weight
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If I am disease free and my boyfriend is also and we have anal sex anything bad besides tearing would happen?

Anal sex: Ifffff you are both disease free then the worst that would happen is tearing and possibly some stool incontinence. However, just because your boyfriend may say he is disease free does not mean that he really is. Using a condom and a lot of lubrication can help protect you. ...Read more

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Which tests are considered "routine" when trying to diagnose rectal and anal problems? I have had a colonoscopy, I had a few polyps and inter. Hemmorh

Colonoscopy is it!: For common rectal or anal problems such as rectal bleeding or pain, a full colonoscopy is commonly "routine" at age 53. Depending upon the symptoms, a simple anoscopy or rigid or flexible sigmoidoscopy might be recommended. Importantly' rectal bleeding should never be attributed to hemorrhoids without an endoscopic exam to document hemorrhoids or, more importantly, rule out a malignancy. ...Read more

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Living with Celiac Disease (Checklist)

Schedule a visit with a dietitian
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When eating out, inform your waitstaff you are intolerant of gluten
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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


Dr. Arnold Malerman
8 Doctors shared insights

Rectal Diseases (Definition)

Rectal diseases = disorder or pathological condition affecting the last 6 to 8 ...Read more