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Anal Sores (Overview)

Sores on or near the anus. These can be due to trauma or to infection. If not healing in a few days see a doctor


Anal Sores (Overview)

Sores on or near the anus. These can be due to trauma or to infection. If not healing in a few days see a doctor


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I have anal sores. What is causing this?

I have anal sores. What is causing this?

Anal sores: Could you be referring to fissures, fistula, abscess? Sexually transmitted disease (syphilis, gc, hiv, etc.) should be considered. Hemorrhoids & rectal prolapse can appear as an outward bulging. Anal trauma of any kind may cause mechanical injury. Skin eruptions need to be considered. Evaluation is recommended to distinguish serious versus less concerning reasons for your problem as described. ...Read more

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Treating Cold Sores (Checklist)

See a dentist for a prescription as soon as it "tingles"
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Ask dentist about using a diode laser to help cold sore heal faster
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Don't touch it, kiss someone, or share eating utensils
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How do you get rid of itchy and somtimes sores on the anus caused by pruritus ani?

How do you get rid of itchy and somtimes  sores on the anus caused by pruritus ani?

Don't wipe the area!: One of the common reasons for pruritus ani is excessive wiping of the anus. Repeated wiping can damage the skin around the anus and causes discomfort and itching and wetness of the area. The best way to clean the anus after bowel movement is to wash with water and gently dab dry. Also, if you have a sore or wound in that area it may need a biopsy to make sure there is no cancer or other lesion. ...Read more

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I have anal sores. What is causing this?

Anal sores: Could you be referring to fissures, fistula, abscess? Sexually transmitted disease (syphilis, gc, hiv, etc.) should be considered. Hemorrhoids & rectal prolapse can appear as an outward bulging. Anal trauma of any kind may cause mechanical injury. Skin eruptions need to be considered. Evaluation is recommended to distinguish serious versus less concerning reasons for your problem as described. ...Read more

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Treating Canker Sores (Checklist)

Check to see if your recurrent canker sores are tied to stomach reflux
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Consider trying an "SLS-free" toothpaste. You could have an allergy.
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If a sore doesn't heal within 2 weeks, have it checked by your doctor
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Try to sleep well and manage stress as they can cause flares
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My bf has anal sores what is causing this?

My bf has anal sores what is causing this?

Perianal sores: This could be a sexually transmitted disease or bacterial infection. I recommend evaluation and culture of the lesions. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Anal sores?

What is the definition or description of: Anal sores?

Anal sorr: Sores on or near the anus. These can be due to trauma or to infection. If not healing in a few days see a doctor ...Read more

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What could cause anal itching, dryness and sores?

What could cause anal itching, dryness and sores?

Candidiasis: Chronic overgrowth from cadida albicans can result in anal, and oral disturbances. Avoid white flour products, excessive sugar. Consider that mercury exposure from foods and dental fillings may be making your gut more hospitable to this yeast infection. ...Read more

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What causes small red lesions (kind of like open sores) around anal opening? I have never had high risk hpv. Can these be from hemorrhoids.

What causes small red lesions (kind of like open sores) around anal opening? I have never had high risk hpv. Can these be from hemorrhoids.

Anal fissures: These are more likely to be anal fissures rather than hemorrhoids which tend to look more like small bumps rather than sores. They are typically itchy and painful.These may be associated with certain conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease and should be evaluated by your internist or gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What would cause you to get sores on your anus? The hotter it is, the worse these sores become and feels like seeping fluid fromthem

Fistula or pruritus: This is unusual. What i don't connect is the temperature. If that is the case, might be just a skin reaction. Anal fistula does not relate to temperature but is a common cause for seepage. Physical exam is usually next step. Avoid otc creams. ...Read more

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What causes sores in anus?

What causes sores in anus?

Anal sores: Could you be referring to fissures, fistula, abscess? Sexually transmitted disease (syphilis, gc, hiv, etc.) should be considered. Hemorrhoids & rectal prolapse can appear as an outward bulging. Anal trauma of any kind may cause mechanical injury. Skin eruptions need to be considered. Evaluation is recommended to distinguish serious versus less concerning reasons for your problem as described. ...Read more

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What doctor do you go to if you have sores around your anus?

Gastroenterologist: It could be a variety of problems but either your family doctor or a gastroenterologist. Personally i would start with my family physician. ...Read more

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I have a little bit of anal mucus and sometimes feels tingly and itchy. Sores sometimes appear but they go away. I've had this for almost 3 months now?

Broad Diff Diagnosis: These two symptoms can come from a intestinal infection/infestation, can be assoc w Irritable Bowel syndrome, can be assoc w Inflam Bowel, can be assoc w sensitivity to some foods (Gluten?), can come from lactose intolerance, can be a result of Herpes Infection. can be assoc with inadeq hygiene. You should see an internist, get a culture, bld tests. Evaluation for chigers/mites/scabies ...Read more

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Sores near my anus? Between the anus and testicles

Sores near my anus? Between the anus and testicles

Many possibilities: These could be caused by infection such as herpes simplex, bacterial or fungal/yeast infection, or sexually transmitted disease. Important to see your doctor and get proper evaluation and treatment. These could be sexually transmissible so important to avoid sexual contact until getting proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can i get sores on my vagina from anal sex?

Can i get sores on my vagina from anal sex?

Yes: It's unclear from your question if your sex was safe or not? That is, did your partner have anal sex with you and then penetrate the vagina? If so, then yes, there could be sores due to transfer of bacteria. There could also be sores on vagina from a std. I recommend any sore you are having get checked by a doctor as certain std (such as syphilis) can cause long term health problems. Good luck. ...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