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Can anal fistula cause bloody stools?

Can anal fistula cause bloody stools?

Yes: An anal fistula is an abnormal, infected channel (tract) with an internal opening in the anal canal and an external opening in the skin near the anus or rectum. Anal fistulae can present with many different symptoms: pain, discharge - either bloody or purulent, pruritus ani - itching, or systemic symptoms if abscess becomes infected. ...Read more

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Anal Fistula (Definition)

An anal fistula is an abnormal connection or tract that connects the inside lining of the colon or rectum with the outside skin. It intermittently drains pus and can cause discomfort, pain, itching, and other symptoms. It most commonly occurs as a consequence of an abscess in the same area. This may require outpatient surgery ...Read more


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Can diarrhea cause anal fissures?

Can diarrhea cause anal fissures?

No: Anal fissures are almost always caused by constipation or anal distension (such as with anal intercourse or anal manipulation). Fissures can also be associated with hypertonic anal sphincter. The treatment centers around trying not to stretch the anus too much: stool softners, less aggressive sexual practices and sometimes relaxation of the anal sphincter by surgery or Botox injection. ...Read more

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Does anal sphincter spasm cause stool leakage?

Does anal sphincter spasm cause stool leakage?

Anal spasm: Anal or levator muscle spasm itself doesn't cause stool leakage, but associated anal fissure, lax sphincter tone or mild inflammation of the rectum(proctitis) may cause leakage of rectal mucus. A proctologist or colorectal surgeon would be best qualified to evaluate and treat you. ...Read more

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Could an anal fissure cause fecal body odor?

Shouldn't : An anal fissure is a crack in the skin surrounding the anus. It causes pain. No reason to cause fecal body odor. ...Read more

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Can anal sex cause internal hemorrhoids?

Can anal sex cause internal hemorrhoids?

Yes: Hemorrhoids are swollen tissue at the opening of the anus so i think you can see how the two might be related. Tissue injury --> swelling and pain. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids cause loose stools?

Can hemorrhoids cause loose stools?

Usually not: Hemorrhoids are distended/swollen veins of the rectal area. They typically are a result of constipation or sitting or straining too long or much. Sometimes the medication people use to hep the swelling loosens up fecal material (glycerin) but the hemorrhoids themselves are not a cause of loose stools. ...Read more

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Can IBS cause a rectovaginal fistula?

Can IBS cause a rectovaginal fistula?

Should not; see doc: Ibs is a functional disorder--means the organs (stomach/intestine) are not sick..They just don't work properly and so they cause your misery--bloating, cramping, nausea/flatulence etc.... Fistula often forms due to diseased organs that are closed to each other--as rectum and vagina, forming rectovaginal fistula--crohn's disease is a famous one for this condition. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes anal fissures?

What causes anal fissures?

Trauma.: Anal fissures are usually the result of trauma to the inner mucosal lining of the anus. Most commonly this occurs when the anal canal stretches after a hard, dry bowel movement. Other causes of a fissure include diarrhea or inflammatory conditions of the anal area. Less commonly, an anal fissure may result from foreign body insertion or anal intercourse. ...Read more

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Could anal sex cause bowel cancer?

Could anal sex cause bowel cancer?

Not typical.: But certain types of hpv can cause atypical neoplasia, just as they can causes throat cancer! condom use is manadatory-always! ...Read more

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Could an anal fissure bleed without bowel movement?

Could an anal fissure bleed without bowel movement?

Yes: Yes if the fissure is bleeding you don't need stool to make it worse. There can be small droplets of blood in the toilet water. I would see a gastroenterologist or colon rectal surgeon for full diagnosis ...Read more

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How does an anal fissure cause constipation?

It usually doesn't : In general, anal fissures do not cause constipation, unless you are intentionally stopping yourself from having a bowel movement because you're aware of the fissure. On the other hand, hard stools that happen when you are constipated can cause a fissure. ...Read more

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How common does anal leakage indicate anal cancer?

How common does anal leakage indicate anal cancer?

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

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What cause bloody stool? Blockage in colon or rectum?

What cause bloody stool? Blockage in colon or rectum?

A variety of things: Rectal bleeding may be from hemorrhoids, fistula, fissure, cancer, infection or inflammatory conditions. If this has happened more than once or is associated with abdominal pain - please ensure you get a medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids cause thinner stools?

Constipation: Hemorrhoids and constipation go together. However thinner stools may represent something else, like a mass in the lower colon/rectum. Okay to get checked by your doc, you may need a colonoscopy. Don't just assume it is the hemorrhoid. A rectal mass could be more ominous to your overall health. ...Read more

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Could a hard fall cause an anorectal abscess and anal fistula?

Could a hard fall cause an anorectal abscess and anal fistula?

Yes: Trauma is a known and common cause of infections resulting in abscess and fistula. Consult with a surgeon for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Does anal fissure leads to rectal cancer ?

Does anal fissure leads to rectal cancer ?

Not likely.: Anal cancer can result from chronic irritation from condyloma acuminata, perianal fissures/fistulae, chronic hemmorrhids, leukoplakia, and trauma from anal intercourse. This presents with a triad of bleeding, pain, and perianal mass. Anal fissures, by themselves, do not lead to cancer, but if they are caused by some chronic process (anal intercourse), the epithelium react and can become cancer. ...Read more

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Fistula (Definition)

A fistula is an abnormal connection between two places. Most commonly, it originates somewhere in the intestine and communicates to another location in the intestine or in the skin. A fistula can develop after abdominal surgery, with inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, anorectal abscess, and ...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