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Can I have anal sex if I have proctitis?

Can I have anal sex if I have proctitis?

You shouldn't: Proctitis, even in remission, might be exacerbated or actived by recurrent anal trauma. Certainly not if active, symptomtic proctitis is present. ...Read more

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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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Can I have anal sex if I have hemorrhoids?

Can I have anal sex if I have hemorrhoids?

Carefully: Repeated trauma to the rectum can cause hemorrhoids or make them worse. Solution would be to use plenty of lube and dilation with fingers or similar objects. Can use hemorrhoid steroid cream on finger to apply locally internally. Use condoms to reduce risk of infections. ...Read more

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Can I have anal sex with internal hemorroids?

Yes: Some bleeding can certainly occur due to mild trauma but lubricants would be of assistance. ...Read more

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I have anal sex and how there is some thing like skin what is it?

I have anal sex and how there is some thing like skin what is it?

Don't understand: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more

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If my boyfriend & I have anal sex then missionary sex is that ok or a bad thing?

If my boyfriend & I have anal sex then missionary sex  is that ok or a bad thing?

Bad: Anal intercourse is not medically recomended. Even more important is not having vaginal intercourse after anal intercourse as you are at high risk for infection. ...Read more

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Constant anal bleeding. Weeks at a time. But when I have anal sex it goes away for a while. Is there an explanation? Coincidence? How can I stop it?

Constant anal bleeding. Weeks at a time. But when I have anal sex it goes away for a while. Is there an explanation? Coincidence? How can I stop it?

See your PCP: Constant anal bleeding for weeks at a time requires further workup. It could be due to trauma from anal sex, but you will likely need some blood work to see if you require a transfusion and you might also receive a sigmoidoscopy or colonscopy so your doc can get a closer look to see if you something serious is going on. ...Read more

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Why does it hurt when I have anal sex?

Why does it hurt when I have anal sex?

Because: The anus was designed as an exit and not an entrance. If you have pain, you may have torn something. Hence you should avoid further anal intercourse and should get an exam to determine if any damage was done. ...Read more

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What to do if I have anal sex for first time?

What to do if I have anal sex for first time?

Don't repeat this: Anal sex always carries risks with it. The anus and rectum do not have the tough lining that the vagina relatively does and is much more susceptible to injury and transmission of infection. ...Read more

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If I have anal sex, can I get pregnant?

No: Not unless his penis rubs against the tissues at the vaginal opening or his penis penetrates the vagina. There would need to be either pre-ejaculate or ejaculate as well. ...Read more

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Can i have anal sex with my 2 months pregnant wife ?

Can i have anal sex with my 2 months pregnant wife ?

Not recommended : because the bacteria in the Ano-rectal canal could cause you an infection in your urinary system, all the way to a prostatitis which is extremely difficult to get rid of. Condoms can break. While vaginal sex in pregnancy is widely known to be safe all around though tell your ob/gyn for guidelines needed. ...Read more

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How can I safely have anal sex if I have an anal fissure?

How can I safely have anal sex if I have an anal fissure?

Stop temporarily : U need to wait until fissure is all healed. Preferably at least 4 weeks after the pain is gone. Then stay on high fiber diet and stay well hydrated. When resuming sex, make sure to go slow and lots of lube. ...Read more

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Can I have anal sex once my hemorrhoids heals?

Can I have anal sex once my hemorrhoids heals?

Depends : It really depends on how bad hemmorids are. If any pain or bleeding then no. It is best to ask ur doctor as they can assess things in person. ...Read more

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I'm only 2 weeks and two days postpartum can I have anal sex?

I'm only 2 weeks and two days postpartum can I have anal sex?

No: intercouse (including anal) is not recommended for 6-8 weeks post partum. This may vary depending on episiotomy or lacerations. ...Read more

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If I have anal sex & give oral(head) with a guy who has HPV is it likely i acquire HPV oral and through my anal as well ?

If I have anal sex & give oral(head) with a guy who has HPV is it likely i acquire HPV oral and through my anal as well ?

"Head" or tails?: Flip a coin, either way you lose! bacteria and hpv can be transmitted from one location to the other so "put your money on it"- it is a sure bet! ...Read more

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I am a gay male. Everytime that I have anal sex, it doesn't really hurt. However, i notice a small amount of blood afterwards. Is this bad?

Probably, no: Kenny, there are a few things that can be causing this. Most likely this is a small tear from the trauma of intercourse. To be safe, have a check up with a proctologist to look and ensure nothing else. But most likely you are fine. ...Read more

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I was told I had internal anal hemorrhoids (which have been painful). How long until they heal? When can I have anal sex with my partner?

I was told I had internal anal hemorrhoids (which have been painful).  How long until they heal?  When can I have anal sex with my partner?

When no pain / blood: By definition, internal hemorrhoids should not be painful (but may bleed). External hemorrhoids ARE (generally) painful. You should be symptom free (no pain or bleeding) ideally before anal sex. ...Read more

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I had internal anal hemorrhoids(painful).How long until they completely heal?When can I have anal sex with my partner? There's nearly no pain

I had internal anal hemorrhoids(painful).How long until they completely heal?When can I have anal sex with my partner? There's nearly no pain

A few days to weeks: Hemorrhoids can take anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks to heal, and I'd say once they stop bleeding and cease being painful you can resume anal sex with your partner. If the hemorrhoids become thrombosed (get a blood clot within them) it can take up to 3 months to heal on their own and more intensive treatment may be necessary. ...Read more

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Can I have anal sex instead of vaginal sex after a cervical biopsy?

Can I have anal sex instead of vaginal sex after a cervical biopsy?

Sex question: Of course, yes. Why would you think otherwise? The only recommendations for sex after a cervical biopsy would have come from your doctor, who i would bet gave you some guidelines to follow. ...Read more

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Proctitis (Definition)

A condition where inflammation of the rectum causes bleeding, pain, ...Read more