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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

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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I have a small pea sized bump around my anus that burns and itches after a bowel movement, I'm not sure if it's a hemrrhoid but I would like to know.

I have a small pea sized bump around my anus that burns and itches after a bowel movement, I'm not sure if it's a hemrrhoid but I would like to know.

Go get checked: It sounds like a hemorrhoid, but no one can tell you what it is without taking a look at it. Don't be embarrassed, just go get checked and put your mind at ease. ...Read more

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My anus itches and burns. There is medium dark red blood after I have a bowel movement only when I wipe. I have an ulcer... Could that be related?

My anus itches and burns. There is medium dark red blood after I have a bowel movement only when I wipe. I have an ulcer... Could that be related?

Pruritus Ani: Pruritus ani is so common today that it is known as the "space-age" disease. Occasionally, pinworms, lice, fungus, and hemorrhoids may be responsible. Rarely, food allergies, and allergies to drugs such as antibiotics may be the cause. Pruritus ani is also associated with certain systemic disorders such as jaundice, diabetes, lymphoma, and uremia. Pruritus ani is a self-perpetuating disease. ...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?

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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Constant itchy/sore anus, painful bowel movement and urination, strong smelling discharge, been going on for 4 days. What is this? I'm very worried

Constant itchy/sore anus, painful bowel movement and urination, strong smelling discharge, been going on for 4 days. What is this? I'm very worried

Needs exam &culture: Strong smelling discharge needs to be evaluated with a culture and if you are sexually active to rule out STD. The painful urination point towards a Urinary Infection and sore and itchy anus might be due to Hemorroids or anal fissure. I suggest you consult your doctor asap or go to ER and get checked and get appropriate tests and trestment as indicated ...Read more

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39 y/o female with inflamed, itchy, peeling skin around anus for weeks. Last night had a bloody bowel movement (fair amount of blood, toilet bowl bright red). STI tests all clear, not been sexually active at all for years. What could this be?

39 y/o female with inflamed, itchy, peeling skin around anus for weeks. Last night had a bloody bowel movement (fair amount of blood, toilet bowl bright red). STI tests all clear, not been sexually active at all for years. What could this be?

See Dr: Probably local irritation and/ or hemorrhoids. Need professional evaluation because of other possible causes. Meanwhile use skin lotion on bathroom paper to clean anal skin. Do this after any bowel movement. Do this whenever the area feels wet. Do this whenever the area feels itchy or irritated. Clean around + inside anus with the lotion on soft bathroom paper. ...Read more

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Husband has itchy rash around his anus and blood with bowel movements?

Husband has itchy rash around his anus and blood with bowel movements?

2 most common: Causes of pruritus ani in adults is caffeine and excess moisture. So, cut out all caffeine and use corn starch powder liberally and frequently on the affected area. If the bleeding is mixed with the stool, you need to see a colorectal surgeon or a gastroenterologist. If blood is just on the tissue this should resolve with the above treatment. ...Read more

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I am having itching around my anus, it usually doesn't bother me until after a bowel movement. I have no bleeding but it's sometimes achy around anus?

I am having itching around my anus, it usually doesn't bother me until after a bowel movement. I have no bleeding but it's sometimes achy around anus?

Pruritus anus: Itching of the anal area can be due to pinworms or sensitivity to soap, toilet paper, perianal dermatitis or even overly vigorous cleansing after a BM. Try a cortisone cream applied lightly daily for a week to see if the itching clears. ...Read more

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How to stop the burning, stinging, itching andpain around the anus after a soft texture bowel movement?

How to stop the burning, stinging, itching andpain around the anus after a soft texture bowel movement?

Change diet: Eat no spicy foods and cleanse thoroughly after each bm...also soak in bath tub at least once per day...oatmeal bath is very soothing ...Read more

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I have been having severe itching around my vagina and now anus. My anus has almost cracks in it and is purplish. It hurts during bowel movements too.

I have been having severe itching around my vagina and now anus. My anus has almost cracks in it and is purplish. It hurts during bowel movements too.

First question is: What medications are you taking. I would make appointment to see dermatologist or gynecologist for answers. It may be the soap you are washing with, detergents, but other possibllities exist. I recommend using aquaphor until you get in to see your doctor. Hope that helps ...Read more

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Hi im 21 weeks pregnant and I had very small pimple like ball near anus. Its not painful or itchy at all. It just popped and bled after bowel movement?

Hemorrhoids: What you are describing sounds like a hemorrhoid. I would schedule a visit with your doctor for an examination to confirm that this is what it is. There are plenty of medications available to help with hemorrhoids. There are other possibilities so an exam is crucial. ...Read more

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Can internal hemorrhoids develop without bleeding? I have an itchy feeling and an urge to go to the toilet for a while after bowel movement.

Can internal hemorrhoids develop without bleeding? I have an itchy feeling and an urge to go to the toilet for a while after bowel movement.

External hemorrhoid: While internal hemorrhoids can occur without bleeding, external hemorrhoids will cause itching and pain. Try increasing the fiber in your diet, reduce the time you sit on the toilet, and use witch hazel/medicated pads on the area. If this fails to improve in two weeks, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Increasingly itchy rash for 6 mos ALL over body w/ concurrently increasing constipation (< or = 1 bowel movement/week now). I'm very hydrated.

Increasingly itchy rash for 6 mos ALL over body w/ concurrently increasing constipation (< or = 1 bowel movement/week now). I'm very hydrated.

Not enough info: If you have had a rash for over 6 months, you should consult a dermatologist to find out the cause. As for the constipation, it may be caused by taking too much antihistamine to control the itching especially if they are of the sedating type (benadryl, atarax (hydroxyzine) etc). In the future, provide more details on your health status (other illnesses, medications taken etc) in order to get a better answer ...Read more

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I'm waiting for a scan on Friday but I feel so ill the scan is on my liver I'm turning yellow and my bowel movements are really pale my skin itches so?

I'm waiting for a scan on Friday but I feel so ill the scan is on my liver I'm turning yellow and my bowel movements are really pale my skin itches so?

Liver Disease: Your clinical description is consistent with someone with liver disease. You need to follow up with your Physician for workup and treatment. ...Read more

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I'm 22 and after a bowel movement I have anal itching with leakage what is the chance its colon cancer?

I'm 22 and after a bowel movement I have anal itching with leakage what is the chance its colon cancer?

Not likely: Anal leakage and itching are not common signs of colon cancer, especially for someone your age. However, these are uncomfortable and concerning symptoms and should be checked out by a doctor. ...Read more

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I have seen some bright red and pink blood on my toilet tissue and toilet bowl after a bowel movement. I am also prone to anal itching. What is this?

I have seen some bright red and pink blood on my toilet tissue and toilet bowl after a bowel movement. I am also prone to anal itching. What is this?

Hemorrhoids?: You may have hemorrhoids, but sice you are having bloody bowel movements, further follow up is necessary with either your doctor or a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Some bright red blood in stool 2 bowel movements. Have anal itching and straining during movements. Haven't had a movement since last night. No pain.

Some bright red blood in stool 2 bowel movements. Have anal itching and straining during movements. Haven't had a movement since last night. No pain.

Hemorrhoids: Likely hemorrhoids. Stool softeners and plenty of water may help. Consider discussing with your physician. If worsening could see a gastroenterology (GI) specialist. ...Read more

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I'm 22 with minor anal leakage after bowel movement with anal itching is anal leakage sign of colon cancer?

I'm 22 with minor anal leakage after bowel movement with anal itching is anal leakage sign of colon cancer?

Doubtful: Although rectal/anal cancer can have some leakage issues, it's unlikely at your age. More common would be hemorrhoids causing leakage. Either way, you should see your physician. ...Read more

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Is itching, discomfort and burning after bowel movements a sign of anal cancer? I am 18 with no history of anal cancer at family. I have tried Vermox

No.: Anal cancer is very rare, especially in an 18 year old, but hemmorrhoids, anal fissure (constipation?) and anal warts/HPV would all cause those symptoms. Also, anal infection with strep (if exposed to strep throat) or yeast infection (if on recent antibiotics or exposure to yeast vaginitis). Contact to chemicals or perfume in TP can cause itching. Good luck. You may need to get checked out. ...Read more

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Is anal itching by itself (without any bleeding) especially after bowel movements and walking a symptom of anal cancer? I am age 18.

Is anal itching by itself (without any bleeding) especially after bowel movements and walking a symptom of anal cancer? I am age 18.

It is not: Without a mass, this is not evidence of anal cancer, which would be unusual at your age. If it persists for two weeks or is severe enough to interfere with sleep, get with your physician. ...Read more

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I'm 29. I sometimes have minor anal itching after showering at night and spotting of bright red blood on toilet paper after bowel movements. Why?

I'm 29. I sometimes have minor anal itching after showering at night and spotting of bright red blood on toilet paper after bowel movements. Why?

Pinworms, hemorrhoid: Nighttime anal itching can be a sign of pinworms. See your doctor for help with diagnosis and treatment. Minor bleeding like you described may be from an anal fissure or hemorrhoids. Stool softeners can help to avoid aggravating these, but if bleeding persists see a doctor to confirm there is no other reason for bleeding. ...Read more

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Feces were leaking out of anus after incomplete bowel movement (all of it didn't come out), makes anus itch, what can improve fecal leakage?

Constipation: If you have incomplete bowel movement and have anal leakage, you are possibly having constipation. Your bowel habits need to be addressed so that you can have complete bowel movement. Start with high fiber diet, citrucel daily (titrate to goal of 25-30 grams per day), exercise, and adequate hydration. If not help, add MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) 1 tablespoon/8oz of water, drink daily (can have up to 2/day). ...Read more

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I have had a little skin colored leason that is on the edge of my anus opening, it becomes inflamed and larger when I have a bowel movement. I have ha?

I have had a little skin colored leason that is on the edge of my anus opening, it becomes inflamed and larger when I have a bowel movement. I have ha?

Hemorrhoid?: Sounds like this could be a hemorrhoid. Hemorrhoids can seem larger after a bowel movement, and they can become painful or bleed at times. It should be examined though, just to be sure. ...Read more

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I need help! What I thought was just a tear in my anus has created much more of a severity. The past few days I have noticed large amount of pain from my anus, along with extreme discomfort when having a bowel movement. Now I will inform you that I typica

I need help! What I thought was just a tear in my anus has created much more of a severity. The past few days I have noticed large amount of pain from my anus, along with extreme discomfort when having a bowel movement. Now I will inform you that I typica

Fissure in ano: It sounds as if you may have an anal fissure. This can be incredibly painful and could also be infected. You should apply warm compresses or sit in hot water 4-6 times a day, dry off thoroughly and apply a soothing ointment after each soak. Though you can take Tylenol, (acetaminophen) you will most likely need to see a doctor to get more help for the muscle spasm that is causing the severe pain. ...Read more

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What do I do if my bowel movements are to big that it makes my anus bleed?

What do I do if my bowel movements are to big that it makes my anus bleed?

Constipation: You appear to have a type of "constipation" in where your stools are large enough to cause pain and bleeding. Increase your fluids, regulate your diet with foods that improve the consistency of your stools and regulate you, like fruits and fiber, and if needed a stool softener may even be needed. So see a Dr. For an evaluation and treatment plan that can be developed for you! Best wishes. ...Read more

Washing (Definition)

As soon as possible after being exposed to poison oak or poison ivy, washing the skin and clothes well can help reduce exposure to the offending oil and the ...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