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What are the medical risks with oral anal, and anal sex?

What are the medical risks with oral anal, and anal sex?

Depends: Are you talking same sex or opposite sex experience? Oral sex is usually w/out major risks unless the male is infected and may infect the recipient. The two most commonly encountered infections are hpv and gonorrhea. Anal sex if no condom used may lead to contamination of the penis with rectal flora resulting in infection. Also, microtraumas of the rectum are common (bleeding/hemorrhoids etc.). ...Read more

Dr. Debora McClary
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Anal And Rectal Diseases (Definition)

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, ...Read more


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Do pediatricians treat hemorrhoids and anal fissures?

Do pediatricians treat hemorrhoids and anal fissures?

Yes: In pediatrics both conditions are usually a result of constipation, which if treated properly will help the fissures and hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Who usually performs colonoscopies, gastroenterologists or colon and rectal surgeons?

Who usually performs colonoscopies, gastroenterologists or colon and rectal surgeons?

Both: Both do however if a mass is there the colon and rectal surgeon can take care of it. In addition a colorectal surgeon would be more agressive at removing a polyp whereas a GI may be more apt to recommend surgery. This is based on personal experience. Fyi colonoscopy was pioneered by a general and cardiothoracic surgeon at beth israel in ny. Dr wolff and dr shinya invented polypectomy. ...Read more

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Do all colon cancer patients have rectal bleeding?

Do all colon cancer patients have rectal bleeding?

Not always.: Early in colon cancer, there are typically NO symptoms until the cancer tumor grows large enough that it begins to cause problems in the digestive tract. Small, asymptomatic cancers can be found by screening colonoscopy. Larger tumors may cause changes in bowel habits (diarrhea/constipation/change in consistency of stool), blood in stool, unexplained weight loss, weakness/fatigue, persistent pain ...Read more

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How are anal cancer and colon cancer different?

How are anal cancer and colon cancer different?

See below: Anus is about 3-4 cm long from skin to the rectum which is the last part of colon. Colon is lined by columnar lining and cancer of this is very common and runs in families. Cancer arising in the anal skin which is squamous kind is more like skin cancer. Treatment is very different as is prognosis. ...Read more

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I've had a negative colonoscopy and prostate/rectal sonogram, do they both detect anal cancer? Is anal cancer common?

I've had a negative colonoscopy and prostate/rectal sonogram, do they both detect anal cancer? Is anal cancer common?

Anal cancer: can be detected by direct rectal exam or anoscopy, without colonoscopy. Trananal prostate ultrasound does not detect anal cancer. Anal cancer is less common than colorectal cancer. If digital exam and colonoscopy are both negative, it is unlikely that you have anal cancer. ...Read more

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Are colonoscopy, endoscopy, and anoscopy all good ways to tell if I had colon or rectal cancer?

Are colonoscopy, endoscopy, and anoscopy all good ways to tell if I had colon or rectal cancer?

Full colon: a colonoscopy would be the best way to look at the entire colon for evidence of colon or rectal cancer. Anoscopy just looks at the end and endoscopy is usually the stomach and upper intestines. ...Read more

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Outside of being screened often for colon cancer (colonoscopies), what can I do to lower my colon cancer risk as an ulcerative colitis patient?

Outside of being screened often for colon cancer (colonoscopies), what can I do to lower my colon cancer risk as an ulcerative colitis patient?

Most important: is polyp removal through recommended colonoscopy screenings. The longer you have had UC/inflammatory bowel disease, and if more than 1/3 to 1/2 of your colon is involved, the greater your risk of developing colorectal cancer. Controlling bowel inflammation by complying with your medication regimen is likely to be preventive. Avoid alcohol, tobacco, obesity. Low fat/high fiber diet, NSAIDs +/- ...Read more

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Is anal tightness associated with colon or rectal cancer?

Is anal tightness associated with colon or rectal cancer?

Not likely.: Anal tightness on its own is not likely to be associated with colon or rectal cancer. However, if this is an aquired symptom along with hemorrhoids and/or anal fissure, you should see your doctor and get tested/checked out for rectal or colon cancer to be sure you don't have it also, and to prevent you from getting it. ...Read more

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Which clinics in singapore perform anal smear tests and anoscopy?

Which clinics in singapore perform anal smear tests and anoscopy?

Most of them: Singapore hospital have advance and modern surgical suits, most major hospital dose that. ...Read more

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Rectal bleeding will someone help me understand causes? Cancer in the family

Rectal bleeding will someone help me understand causes? Cancer in the family

Rule out cancer: All rectal bleeding s are not cancers many benign lesions like hemorrhoids, polyps, fissures, inflammations, infections , foreign bodies will cause to bleed . In every rectal bleeding, first suspicion is cancer and must rule out cancer, with family history of cancer you must see your physician, for examination and endoscopy, finally assurance by professional ...Read more

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Can anal cancer and anal abscess be transmitted by a toilet seat?

Can anal cancer and anal abscess be transmitted by a toilet seat?

Cancer no: Anal cancer cannot be transmitted by a toilet seat and an anal abscess would be a very unlikely way to picked this up. ...Read more

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Is there an increased risk of HIV infection/other STIs for men & women with celiac disease; both those who are penetrated in anal sex, and those not?

Is there an increased risk of HIV infection/other STIs for men & women with celiac disease; both those who are penetrated in anal sex, and those not?

Not really: There is a range of effects with celiac disease.Those who don't know can suffer poor health with impaired nutrition,irritable bowel syndrome,etc. Impaired healing & response to any illness might be expected.Once they get it under control by avoiding gluten & any cross reacting factors like food dyes,food allergies, their response to any illness is like anyone else. ...Read more

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Difference between colon rectal drs and gateroentlogists?

Difference between colon rectal drs and gateroentlogists?

Gi doctors are : Specialized internal medicine doctors who can diagnose and treat both upper and lower GI pathology. Colon and rectal surgeons are surgeons who limit their diagnosis and treatment, including surgery, to the lower GI tract. Gi doctors do not perform surgery. There is some overlap but there are definite differences as well. ...Read more

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Hx of fissures constipation and now anal pain and anal stricture?

Hx of fissures constipation and now anal pain and anal stricture?

Obviously you: Need fluid and fiber in your diet, but also need to talk w/your doctor and possible a GI or rectal surgeon. This can't be answered on the internet, only in person. ...Read more

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What are colon or rectal cancers?

What are colon or rectal cancers?

Cancers of lower GI: These cancers start from the lining of the lower GI tract, and usually are found when patients have blood in their stools or when the patient has a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Difference in hemorrhoids and anal herpes?

Infection vs veins: Hemorrhoids are dilated veins at the anus. Sort of analogous to varicose veins. Anal herpes would be an infection with a form of herpes virus. ...Read more

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Can CT with rectal and IV contrast rule out small polyps or lessions in the colon?proctoscope and rectal exam are clean.no blood in stool.

Can CT with rectal and IV contrast rule out small polyps or lessions in the colon?proctoscope and rectal exam are clean.no blood in stool.

Small polyps: would be very difficult to diagnose on such an exam. A tailored "CT Colonography" would be better. Standard colonoscopy would be best. ...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


Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Rectal Diseases (Definition)

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