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Bruised anal sphincter, what should I do?

Bruised anal sphincter, what should I do?

Depends on: How the sphincter got bruised! if it was direct insertion trauma or due to constipation, you should be seen by a colon and rectal surgeon to diagnose and treat the problem. Warm tub soaks in plain water for 15-20 minutes can help in the short term until you can be seen by a doctor. ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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What causes the external anal sphincter to bruise?

What causes the external anal sphincter to bruise?

Anal trauma: Traditionally, anal 'trauma' (be it surgical or extracurricular) is the only known cause for 'sphincter bruising.' there is no other real logical explanation for the sphincter to get otherwise bruised... ...Read more

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I have chronic constipation. After my recent bowel movement and straining, my anal canal feels bruised. What can I do to relieve the pain. ?

I have chronic constipation.  After my recent bowel movement and straining, my anal canal feels bruised.  What can I do to relieve the pain. ?

Chronic constipation: You can use otc hemorrhoid suppositories with pain medication in it to relieve the pain. Consider MIRALAX (polyethylene glycol) 2 scoops a day to help improve your constipation and avoid straining. Also hydrate yourself well . Eat foods with large amount of fiber in it. ...Read more

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Can you suggest some cures for bruise on anus?

Can you suggest some cures for bruise on anus?

Bruises should...: Heal on there own. Avoid doing what caused it in the first place! ...Read more

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My anus is usually pink in colour. It is dark purple right now. Could it just be bruised?

My anus is usually pink in colour. It is dark purple right now. Could it just be bruised?

Hemorrhoids: Yes, you could be bruised but you would hopefully remember trauma prior to bruising. Hemorrhoids are often described as purplish in color. Check out http://goo.gl/KoW8xo for more info. However, 21yo seems kinda young for hemorrhoids so it's best that you see your FamilyDoc for evaluation. There's no need to be embarrassed as we've seen everything. Besides, we're here to help, not judge. Good luck! ...Read more

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I've been having this bad pain in my back on my right side near my anus , but its not bruised. Its not close to my anus, but just a little bit?

I've been having this bad pain in my back on my right side near my anus , but its not bruised. Its not close to my anus, but just a little bit?

Possible abscess: If it has only been going on for a few days and is getting worse, then it could be a perirectal abscess which need to be drained by a physician. If it's lasted more than a week it has another cause, the list of which is long. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Bruise on bottom from anal fissures?

Bruise on bottom from anal fissures?

Not sure: Not sure what you mean by 'bruise'. Anal fissures can definitely hurt, and you may feel pain like the area is bruised. But usually there is no actual bruise (hematoma) in the area. ...Read more

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Bleeding and bruising on anus any help would be great ?

Bleeding and bruising on anus any help would be great ?

Need check up: Pl schedule a visit to your doctor or go to urgent care to get the area checked out to see if there is bleeding from anus, which may mean something or only from local outside skin, which could be from pressure sore etc ...Read more

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For over 5 years I've been experiencing severe bruising pain in my rectum/anus at night. I've googled it and proctalgia fugax comes up. Please advise.

Need exam: There are many things that can cause rectal pain. It would be a good idea to see your doctor and get a rectal exam. Proctalgia fugax has to do with muscle spasms in the pelvic muscles, but you need to make sure that there is nothing more serious going on. ...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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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more