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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
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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


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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

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Treating Hemorrhoids (Checklist)

See a general or colorectal surgeon
Once
Use stool softeners
Daily
Increase your fiber intake
Daily
Increase your hydration
Daily
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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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What is causing anal swelling after pushing down hard in bm?

What is causing anal swelling after pushing down hard in bm?

Hemorrhoids: One of the most common cause of symptomatic hemorrhoids is repeated pushing. ...Read more

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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

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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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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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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

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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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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

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Causes of anal swelling after arduous but unpushed ejection of a fat somewhat firm, somewhat hard, somewhat dry, sometimes shiney turd.

Causes of anal swelling after arduous but unpushed ejection of a fat somewhat firm, somewhat hard, somewhat dry, sometimes shiney turd.

Trauma: Take more fluids, stool softener, or prunes, or bran and avoid the issue!
tears - fissures, prolapse hemorrhoidal tissue can come from situation you describe.
To be avoided. ...Read more

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I have abdominal pain and anal swelling. What are the next steps?

I have abdominal pain and anal swelling. What are the next steps?

See a doctor: Abdominal pain and the anal swelling may be two separate issues, or may be related if you have cirrhosis of the liver. Only a physician can sort out these issues for you, and arrange for appropriate evaluation and management. See someone soon, and good luck! ...Read more

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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?

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

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Anal swelling really bad around & itches really bad at night most very sore to sit on I do have last stage hidrandenitis? Keep abdominal discomfort?

Anal swelling really bad around & itches really bad at night most very sore to sit on I do have last stage hidrandenitis? Keep abdominal discomfort?

Itchy Butt; Caffeine: Is the most common cause of anal itching not hemorrhoids as stated win the ads. Pinworms can be another cause usually in children after playing in the dirt. But cokes, coffee, tea, chocolate, and energy drinks like red bull have lots of caffeine leading to severe itching and bleeding, even waking you from your sleep at night clawing at your bottom. Stop the caffeine! ...Read more

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Hi, I have a swelling enlarged near my anus during bowel movement. No itchy, bleeding or pain. Is that hemorrhoids, will it go away on its own?

Could be: It is not uncommon to have hemorrhoids that bulge when you push for a bowel movement. Does it go away when you are done? Read the excellent answers on hemorrhoids to see how to prevent their worsening or lessen the symptoms. If not sure, see an md. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids cause vaginal swelling?

Should not: Should not cause vaginal swelling. Would see your gyn. ...Read more

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How long the external hemorrhoids swelling last?

Hemorrhoid pain: External hemorrhoids thrombose (blood clotting in them) causing stretching of the tissue and pain. If nothing is done, the swelling and pain can last up to 2 weeks. Softening stool, preventing loose stools, sitz baths, and healing ointments (not prep-h) help relieve the pain. Opening the hem and extracting the clots of blood will also shorten the recovery. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to have swelling on perineum from hemorrhoids?

Is it possible for you to have swelling on perineum from hemorrhoids?

Not likely: Unless it is infected, which is not common. Please have your doctor look for other conditions that is causing the swelling. ...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
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

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