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Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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What causes anal swelling?

What causes anal swelling?

Anal swelling: Anal/rectal pain and swelling may be an indication of underlying disease--fissure, proctitis, fistula, abscess. Hemorrhoids may be exacerbated by increased pelvic congestion. Rectal prolapse is a outward bulging. Anal trauma of any kind may cause mechanical injury. Evaluation is recommended to distinguish serious versus less concerning reasons for your symptom/sign as described. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
1,498 doctors shared insights

Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


Dr. Syed Tahir Dr. Tahir
Surgery
43 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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How to best treat anal swelling?

How to best treat anal swelling?

Hemorrhoids: Commonest cause is thrombosed hemorrhoids which means blood clot in hemorrhoids. Majority responds to sitz bath. Means sitting in warm water. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi Dr. Landi
Phlebology
43 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Treating Hemorrhoids (Checklist)

See a general or colorectal surgeon
Once
Use stool softeners
Daily
Increase fiber intake
Daily
Increase hydration
Daily
Dr. Herbert Duvivier Dr. Duvivier
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
29 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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What is the best treatment for anal swelling?

What is the best treatment for anal swelling?

See physician: Treatment will always depend upon the diagnosis of the condition. See your physician. If it is hemorrhoids he/she may prescribe something over the counter such as anusol. ...Read more

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Dr. Marc Hirsch Dr. Hirsch
Family Medicine
48 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Can preperation h get rid of hemroids. If not, what should I do or take to get rid of them/it. I only have one solid bump around my anus and i used the cream and relieved it but i don't just want the swelling and pain to go away for a little bit and come

Can preperation h get rid of hemroids. If not, what should I do or take to get rid of them/it. I only have one solid bump around my anus and i used the cream and relieved it but i don't just want the swelling and pain to go away for a little bit and come

Surgery: Consider surgery if they are that annoying. Sitting in a shallow tub of water and using creams will only relieve the symptoms. Understand that you may hurt considerably after surgery, at least for a while. Find someone who has good reviews from their patients. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Hoepfner Dr. Hoepfner
Surgery
35 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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I have hidrandenitis suppurativa last stage but i keep getting anal swelling and chronic itching plus my bowel was abnormal for a week, pale? Why?

I have hidrandenitis suppurativa last stage but i keep getting anal swelling and chronic itching plus my bowel was abnormal for a week, pale? Why?

See a doctor: Many things could be going on. Cannot tell without a visual exam with a doctor. Are you taking antibiotics? That can cause change in bowels. Possible hemorrhoids. Possible increased infection or abscess. Possible yeast skin irritation. Needs exam with a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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What causes anal swelling?

Anal swelling: Anal/rectal pain and swelling may be an indication of underlying disease--fissure, proctitis, fistula, abscess. Hemorrhoids may be exacerbated by increased pelvic congestion. Rectal prolapse is a outward bulging. Anal trauma of any kind may cause mechanical injury. Evaluation is recommended to distinguish serious versus less concerning reasons for your symptom/sign as described. ...Read more

Dr. Syed Tahir Dr. Tahir
Surgery
43 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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How to best treat anal swelling?

Hemorrhoids: Commonest cause is thrombosed hemorrhoids which means blood clot in hemorrhoids. Majority responds to sitz bath. Means sitting in warm water. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What is the definition or description of: Anal swelling?

What is the definition or description of: Anal swelling?

Anal swelling: accumulation of fluid at the opening at the end of the alimentary canal. ...Read more

Dr. Pricha Boonswang Dr. Boonswang
Surgery - Colorectal
years in practice
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Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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Girlfriend has anal swelling but we don't know where its from?

Anal swelling: Anal/rectal pain and swelling may be an indication of underlying disease--fissure, proctitis, fistula, abscess. Hemorrhoids may be exacerbated by increased pelvic congestion. Rectal prolapse is a outward bulging. Anal trauma of any kind may cause mechanical injury. Evaluation is recommended to distinguish serious versus less concerning reasons for her distress as described. ...Read more

Dr. Miguel Rodriguez Dr. Rodriguez
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
34 years in practice
National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena
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I notice anal swelling after using the bathroom?

I notice anal swelling after using the bathroom?

Anal swelling: It is possible that you may be pushing really hard while having a bowel movement and hemorrhoids are forming. ...Read more

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Dr. Jorge Lopez-Canino Dr. Lopez-Canino
Surgery
27 years in practice
Instituto Superior de Ciencias Medicas de Camaguey 'Dr. Carlos J. Finlay'
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Dr. Herbert Duvivier Dr. Duvivier
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
29 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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What is the best treatment for anal swelling?

See physician: Treatment will always depend upon the diagnosis of the condition. See your physician. If it is hemorrhoids he/she may prescribe something over the counter such as anusol. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Beard Dr. Beard
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
21 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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What is rectal prolapse vs hemorroids and anal swelling?

What is rectal prolapse vs hemorroids and anal swelling?

Rectal prolapse: Is where the entire rectum protrudes through the anus, hemmoroids will just be individual bulges of dilated blood vessels. If there are multiple hemmorhoids the difference can be hard to feel and has to be seen by experienced eyes. ...Read more

Dr. Carolyn Messere Dr. Messere
Surgery - Colorectal
18 years in practice
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Anal swelling and pressure. Possible hemmhroid. What should I do?

Anal swelling and pressure. Possible hemmhroid. What should I do?

Ice pack, soak: Try soaking in warm water and alternating with ice pack. Take a stool softener such as colace or milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide). Consider seeing a surgeon, who can remove the hemorrhoid. Don't hold your stool, which will only make it harder and more likely to hurt when you do pass it. Also, this could be an abscess. If does not improve with conservative treatment, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Pricha Boonswang Dr. Boonswang
Surgery - Colorectal
years in practice
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Dr. Scott Welker Dr. Welker
Surgery
23 years in practice
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Are hemmoroids usually associated with fever? What if there's anal swelling?

Often, yes.: Hemorrhoids, when they're inflamed, can often cause a fever. A high fever that persists, though can be an indication of something worse! Lots of people are tempted to call anything involving the anus a "hemorrhoid," but you could have an abscess. If it's not getting better soon, get seen by a doctor! ...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. Eric Kaplan
1,205 doctors shared insights

Hemorrhoids (Definition)

Swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum and anus that ...Read more