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What causes a wet anus?

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What causes a wet anus?

Sh*t + Fart = Shart: The anus is a rather remarkable muscle able to differentiate solid from liquid from gas. In fact, when healthy, one can pass gas while retaining stool. However, if you watch enough adolescent movies, you'll see scenes where someone loses control. Weight loss medication, orlistat, is well known to cause "oily spotting" & inability to control bowel movement. if this doesn't answer your Q, write back 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


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What causes sores in anus?

What causes sores in anus?

Anal sores: 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 as described. Read more

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What causes pain in the anus?

What causes pain in the anus?

Lots of things!!!: Ex-husbands or ex-wives! But seriously, most anal pain is from clotted external/internal hemorroids, tear in the anal lining ("fissure"), irritation/breakdown of the skin around the anus from creams, excessive cleansing, ointments, or being too rough with toilet paper. Infections, abscesses, fistula (connection from the rectum to the skin), warts, ulcers, cancer, difficult bms. See rectal dr. Read more

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What cause anus to feel pain?

What cause anus to feel pain?

Nerves: There are specific nerves that sense pain at the anus, and these nerves communicate pain back to the brain just as anywhere else in the body. If you are asking what could be causing pain, there are many issues, from hemorrhoids and fissures to strains to more serious issues. I would recommend a visit to your physician for a physical exam. Read more

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What can cause the pain in my anus?

What can cause the pain in my anus?

Pains: There are many cause of pain in the anal area. Some of the more common include an abscess which may need to be drained), thrombosed hemorrhoid (which may need drainage or removal), anal fissure or crack in the anal skin. I would recommend you see you doctor who may be able to treat this or refer Read more

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What causes shooting pains up anus?

What causes shooting pains up anus?

Many things: But most commonly would be external hemorrhoids or anal fissures. You should get checked out by a physician in-person to best assess what the cause is! Read more

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What causes pain at opening of the anus?

What causes pain at opening of the anus?

Get evaluated: Both gastroenterologists & colorectal surgeons can help you. They will first perform a visual inspection & digital exam after taking your history as to circumstances, duration, quality, timing of symptoms & your risk factors. They may then determine topical treatment or ask to perform further evaluation of the rectal lining. Symptoms may prove functional (proctalgia fugax) & warrant different rx. Read more

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What are common causes for adult anus pain?

Get evaluated: Both gastroenterologists & colorectal surgeons can help you. They will first perform a visual inspection & digital exam after taking your history as to circumstances, duration, quality, timing of symptoms & your risk factors. They may then determine topical treatment or ask to perform further evaluation of the rectal lining. Symptoms may prove functional (proctalgia fugax) & warrant different rx. Read more

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What is the cause of an absence of the anus?

What is the cause of an absence of the anus?

Congenital: If not surgical, usually a congenital condition (anal atresia) caused by a failure of migration of the cells that eventually form the anal complex --they don't end up in the right place! Usually diagnosed at birth as part of the routine baby exam, but may show up later as the baby doesn't poop and gets swollen! Read more

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What can cause a sharp knife-like pain in your anus?

What can cause a sharp knife-like pain in your anus?

Anal fissure: An anal fissure can cause a very sharp pain in the anus. See your doctor Read more

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My question is what causes the area around my anus to itch like crazy?

My question is what causes the area around my anus to itch like crazy?

Number one cause of: This, pruritus ani, itchy butt, is excessive caffeine. Beer also tends to make this worse as does excessive perspiration. Stop all caffeine and beer and use cornstarch powder liberall to the area several times per day and at bedtime. Caffeine classicly causes the itching especially if it wakes from your sleep at night. Read more

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Some of the inner part (flesh)of my anus is hard. Is that a cause for concern?

Possibility: It could be hemorrhoid tissue or something else. I would let a doctor check it soon. Read more

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I'm young and when I wipe my anus it bleeds a little bit only sometimes what causes that?

I'm young and when I wipe my anus it bleeds a little bit only sometimes what causes that?

Bleeding: Bleeding when wiping is often caused by a hemorrhoid, fissure/tear, irritation. However given your age with associated rectal bleeding, you should consider having a full colon evaluation by colonoscopy to fully investigate this and exclude other causes. Read more

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Does your anus has a pH balance that can be disturbed and cause weird symptoms or conditions?

Yes, food dependent: I would begin a probiotic, such as align or phillips colon heath daily. I would also concentrate on increased dietary fiber, starting with fiber one cereal daily and more fresh fruits daily. I would also use a perianal lotion such as balneol after each bowel movement. Read more

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When I excreat, it always very hard, big and hurts my anus. What could be the possible cause of this?

When I excreat, it always very hard, big and hurts my anus. What could be the possible cause of this?

Constipation: Sounds like you need to add a little fiber to your diet. Hard stools or bowel movements are often cause by not enough fiber in your diet. Try a benefiber over the counter....It should help you get in touch with the "softer side" of your GI tract! Read more

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What could cause pain in anus?

What could cause pain in anus?

Several causes: Anal pain can be a lot of problems. Anal fissures, abscess, inflammatory bowel disease, henorrhoids, constipation are a few of the causes. Other types of infections are possible. A good history and exam is needed to really diagnose this problem. Read more

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What are the causes of anus numbness?

? cauda equina: Problem with lower spinal cord, or below, such as cauda equina or filum terminale may be location affecting sensation within region. Imaging via MRI could well assist in understanding causation. Read more

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Pain in my anus. Need donut. What are causes? Please answer sirs?

Several: Several causes of anal pain: inflamed hemorrhoids, anal fissure, proctitis, std, parasites. See you doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. Read more

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What is anus fistula and what are its causes?

What is anus fistula and what are its causes?

Tract: A fistula involving the anus or rectum is a pathologic communication, tract or conduit between two anatomic structures or organs caused by infection or inflammation. The tract can drain pus if it leads to an abscess. Crohn's disease is a common cause of ano-rectal fistulae. Read more