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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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Anal itching for 2 months, Dr thought pinworms. Prescribed albenza 8 days ago, anus still itches like crazy. Should itch have stopped? Is it working?

Anal itching for 2 months, Dr thought pinworms. Prescribed albenza 8 days ago, anus still itches like crazy. Should itch have stopped? Is it working?

Intertrigo/fungal: Likely due to fungal or intertrigo. Pinworms less likely. I would recommend washing 2-3x a day, drying in front of fan, applying very small amount of baking soda. You can try athletes foot spray too. Do this for 2-4 weeks. ...Read more

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What is this anal itching inside and around my anus?

What is this anal itching inside and around my anus?

Need an exam.: Causes of this can be eczema, yeast infections, parasites, hemorrhoids, improper cleansing of the area after bowel movements, a bacterial infection. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Anal itching on and off for long time. Upon looking I saw a purple area with a tear in it just inside anus. No pain ever just itching. How serious?

Anal itching on and off for long time. Upon looking I saw a purple area with a tear in it just inside anus. No pain ever just itching. How serious?

Anal fissure: This sounds like an anal fissure or hemmorhoid.
If concerned have a GI specialist take a look.
In the meantime, over the counter meds such as preparation H may releive the itching. Also increase fiber to combat constipation which contributes to hemmorhoids and fissures, ...Read more

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I've been having severe anal itching sometimes feeling like there are bugs crawling between vagina to anus. How do I get some relief?

Prescriptions: Analpram cream is often prescribed for your symptoms. You should use unscented soaps only such as dove unscented bar soap or aveeno (oatmeal) skin relief body wash. Use a hypoallergenic laundry detergent as well for underwear. Do not use wet wipes in the area. See a physician for prescription treatment. ...Read more

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Anal itching that results in bleeding and what looks like a clear liquid leaking, no pain. Seems to be from hemorrhoids and is only on the surface of the anus. Is there something topical that can help release the itching so it can heal w/out a dr?

Anal itching that results in bleeding and what looks like a clear liquid leaking, no pain. Seems to be from hemorrhoids and is only on the surface of the anus. Is there something topical that can help release the itching so it can heal w/out a dr?

Over the counter: Creams for treatment of hemorrhoids are several, (e.g. Preparation H) you can use those, but keep the area clean and dry after bowel movements, cut your finger nails short, avoid constipation, etc. If despite that you still have symptoms, you better see your doctor, online / self treatment then, won't help ...Read more

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I am experiencing diarrhea, passing gas, anal itching and anal pain and I feel tiny bumps inside of my anus there are close together bumpy and hard.?

I am experiencing diarrhea, passing gas, anal itching and anal pain and I feel tiny bumps inside of my anus there are close together bumpy and hard.?

Few things: Sounds like you have a few different issues here. You need to set up appointment with your doctor for exam ...Read more

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Anal itching, scratches around anus skin, light bleeding. No pain/normal bowel mov. Rectoscopy normal. Ongoing for years. What is the best treatment?

Anal itching, scratches around anus skin, light bleeding. No pain/normal bowel mov. Rectoscopy normal. Ongoing for years. What is the best treatment?

Clean: Anal itching can be a very tough symptom to cure. However, I have found the following procedure an excellent "almost" cure. Immediately after every bowl movement, wash the area with soap and water. Dry the area well and then either rub in otc Hydrocortisone cream or vasaline petroleum jelly. This routine works great and has been extremely successful with my patients. ...Read more

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I am experiencing anal itching for the last 3 to 4 months. Now I'm always aware that I have an anus. On an itchiness scale: pbly 2 out of 10. I've always farted a lot. And when at home I have frequent bowel movements (sometimes dark stool)?

I am experiencing anal itching for the last 3 to 4 months. Now I'm always aware that I have an anus. On an itchiness scale: pbly 2 out of 10. I've always farted a lot. And when at home I have frequent bowel movements (sometimes dark stool)?

Pruritis ani causes: 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 before treatm ...Read more

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Yesterday unexpectedly I got anal itching and I don't know why. What could it be? Usually it itches during the morning and night, not the afternoon.

Yesterday unexpectedly I got anal itching and I don't know why. What could it be? Usually it itches during the morning and night, not the afternoon.

Rash or pinworms?: This is a common symptom of a pinworm infection. It is not life-threatening and easy to treat. See your doctor and explain what's going on. You could also have a rash that might need a non-prescription cream or ointment. Itchiness in that area is common, and a quick visit with the doctor should be diagnostic and helpful. ...Read more

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Can fecal soiling/not cleaning well after bm cause irritation around outside/hairline of anus? Tiny blood, no fissure, itching. Doc said Pruritus Ani.

Hygiene: Proper hygiene may help. Pruritis ani is an other way of saying itchy ass. You may help your cause by washing your bottom with water after every bowel movement and drying the skin with tissue paper. Use plain tissue paper without color or scent. If that helps you may wish to purchase a contraption like Toto Washlet to facilitate anal hygiene. ...Read more

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Itchy anus (pruritus ani) causes? Especially since Vermox already tried.

Multifactorial: Causes include excessive hygiene, pinworms, diet, anal leakage, hemorrhoids. Try avoiding soap and washcloth on anal area. Only warm water and your hand to cleanse in the shower. Avoid medicated wipes, just use soft toilet paper and wipe as little as possible. Avoid ingesting coffee, tea, soda, beer or citrus. ...Read more

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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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Had pruritus ani for years. I scratch every night. Recently noticed a little skin-coloured hard bump on wrinkly part of anus. No pain to touch. Ideas?

May need medical exa: A Physical examination from your doctor is the best way to know what is the cause of your anal problems. This bump could be pile (Hemorrhoid) but you need to be sure you are not missing/delaying the diagnosis of something more serious. If it was hemorrhoids, a local medication like Hydrocortisone may be useful to stop the itch. If the anal bump gets any bigger, then you should definitely go to Doct ...Read more

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Red oval kinda raised bumps around anus, inside of cheek, very itchy, hurts really bad, worse when wiped, sound like warts or pruritus ani?

Red oval kinda raised bumps around anus, inside of cheek, very itchy, hurts really bad, worse when wiped, sound like warts or pruritus ani?

Either: Unfortunately, your symptoms may be either one. You should definitely see your dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis. This is important as each has a completely different treatment. ...Read more

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What treats anal itching?

What treats anal itching?

If an adult: And pin worms is not a consideration, caffeine and excess perspiration are the two main causes. ...Read more

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How to stop Anal itching?

How to stop Anal itching?

Treat the cause: One of the most common causes of rectal itch is yeast infection. Pay attention to personal hygiene- wash rectal area after each bowel movement with water like using a plant watering can. Pat dry it with tissue paper and apply ITC anti fungal such as monistat twice a day. If not better in 2-3 days see PCP ...Read more

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How to control anal itching?

How to control anal itching?

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Anal itching. What can I take/?

Most common problem: Is hemorrhoids. Try tub baths a few times a week instead of shower, use pre-moistened wipes in a dabbing rather than "sandpaper" motion, prep h is worth a try. If this doesn't work, pcp or medical GI help. ...Read more

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What can I do for anal itching?

What can I do for anal itching?

Cream: Your dermatologist can diagnose and prescribe medication for this. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat anal itching?

Get evaluated: Pruritus ani is a difficult problem that can have variable causes including irritation from soaps used, fecal material if there any issue with incontinence, infection as well as more concerning problems including malignancy. If over the counter Hydrocortisone or pramasone are not useful and the condition persists, it's best to get evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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How is anal itching treated at home?

How is anal itching treated at home?

Before treatment...: 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 before treatment. ...Read more

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I would like help with anal itching?

I would like help with anal itching?

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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How do I deal with an anal itching problem?

How do I deal with an anal itching problem?

Most common problem: Is hemorrhoids. Try tub baths a few times a week instead of shower, use pre-moistened wipes in a dabbing rather than "sandpaper" motion, prep h is worth a try. If this doesn't work, pcp or medical GI help. ...Read more

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