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Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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Can genital herpes with anal bumps cause rectum to have foul smelling discharge that first smelled like feces then like fish, never went away fully?

Can genital herpes with anal bumps cause rectum to have foul smelling discharge that first smelled like feces then like fish, never went away fully?

Maybe but: Something is clearly wrong if these are the symptoms you're having. Instead of trying to decide if this might be herpes I highly suggest seeing a doctor right away for evaluation testing and treatment. You need to find out what is causing anal discharge. ...Read more

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Would herpes cause your anus to itch or a herpes outbreak?

Would herpes cause your anus to itch or a herpes outbreak?

Possible: Genital herpes can cause outbreaks in the peri-anal area resulting in lesions, and possible itching, . And especially if anal intercourse is performed. ...Read more

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Herpes in the anus causes bleeding, what is the best treatment for this?

Herpes in the anus causes bleeding, what is the best treatment for this?

Treat the herpes: It's unusual to get anal bleeding from herpes, but if it's clear that's the cause, then treating the herpes (acyclovir, valacyclovir, famciclovir) is the solution. ...Read more

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What are potential causes for large caliber stools? Causes pain and sometimes bleeding at anus.

What are potential causes for large caliber stools? Causes pain and sometimes bleeding at anus.

Probably normal: Large caliber stools are ok but if you are having pain and fresh bleeding probably need fiber and evaluation of rectum with sigmoidoscope ...Read more

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Some time my hard stool causes bleeding since 11 years old problem now I have swollen anus?

Some time my hard stool causes bleeding since 11 years old problem now I have swollen anus?

IF just: Swollen, then warm baths plain water for 15 minutes 3 times per day, alternate with ice pack and stay at bedrest with feet above hips for 24-48 hours should help. If thrombosed or clotted, see a colorectal surgeon. Best to avoid this recurring by drinking more fluids and less caffeine. ...Read more

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What could cause head pressure when defecating, and itching anus after passing a stool?

What could cause head pressure when defecating, and itching anus after passing a stool?

Constipation: Constipation could cause symptoms like this. Be sure you take in enough water and fiber, exercise regularly, and be wary of certain medicines that are known to cause constipation.

Hope that helps! ...Read more

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When. Am stooling in the toilet, blood always gush out of my anus. What can be the cause.?

When. Am stooling in the toilet, blood always gush out of my anus. What can be the cause.?

Several causes: The commonest cause of fresh blood from rectum in young individuals is hemorrhoids (painless) and anal fissure (painful). Polyps, inflammation and even cancer are also seen frequently. Therefore the best approach is to be checked by proctoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy to positively identify the cause and treat it in the same session. ...Read more

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Can a big enough stool cause my anus to bleed when I pushed it out?!

Can a big enough stool cause my anus to bleed when I pushed it out?!

Yes: Either due to hemorrhoids from straining, or to anal fissures, from tearing. Try to soften your stools either with a change in diet (adding stone fruits or their juices), or adding medications such as PEG 3350 or Milk of Magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) all under watchful eye of your physician. ...Read more

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Hi I found out that having blood on your stool or anus can cause cancer. That happens to me sometimes not all the time. Is it normal?

Hi I found out that having blood on your stool or anus can cause cancer. That happens to me sometimes not all the time. Is it normal?

Other way around: Blood in stool may be an indication of colon cancer. Blood in stool does not cause cancer, it is one of the signs of cancer. Blood in stool is not normal and you should consult your doctor. It may be as simple as pile, but even those can cause anemia.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Anus feels like one side will not open properly and stool feels like it is coming out at an angle, sometimes touches butt cheek. What would cause this?

Anus feels like one side will not open properly and stool feels like it is coming out at an angle, sometimes touches butt cheek. What would cause this?

Needs evaluation: Your primary care you evaluate your rectal area by examination and may refer you for further testing. Don't delay. Make an appointment this week. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I get really hard stool which cause an itchy on the outer face of anus! Blood is fresh red in color?

I get really hard stool which cause an itchy on the outer face of anus! Blood is fresh red in color?

Hard stool blood: Likely hemorrhoids or a small fissure. Should drink plenty of fluids 2-3 liters/day 1/2 water, 1/2 gatorade, eat lots of fiber, avocados, barley, oats, lentils, brown rice, kale, strawberries / f/U with doctor/urgent may benefit form anusol for hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Can Irritable Bowel Syndrome cause mucus in the stool/anus?

Can Irritable Bowel Syndrome cause mucus in the stool/anus?

IBS: The finding of mucus in the stool is not uncommon in some patients who have irritable bowel syndrome. Occasionally increasing the amount of fiber in your diet or taking a fiber supplement may help. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes pop out anus when stooling?

Prolapse: This may be rectal prolapse, a condition due to laxity in the supporting connective tissue. You should see a colo-rectal surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I am using finger deep in to anus to remove stool. Will it hurt colon. I am worried. Will this cause cancer? I use finger.

I am using finger deep in to anus to remove stool. Will it hurt colon. I am worried. Will this cause cancer? I use finger.

Unhygienic: What you are doing is unhygienic but will not cause cancer. It is a behavioral issue that you need to address with a therapist. If you are constipated take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink plenty of water.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Sometimes I have pumped water in to anus using hand shower to bring out stool. Now stopped. Will this cause problem in future? I will not repeat this.

Sometimes I have pumped water in to anus using hand shower to bring out stool. Now stopped. Will this cause problem in future? I will not repeat this.

Constipation: Are you suffering with constipation? Giving enema is the same principle, It is better to find out the cause for the constipation and addressing it is better than getting habituated to enema and similar procedure. You may become dependent on those procedure in the future if continue to practice this. ...Read more

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Worried at 41 have colon cancer cause of streak of blood on stool only when I squeeze and not everyday. Dr. Checked anus said I was inflamed in my anu?

Worried at 41 have colon cancer cause of streak of blood on stool only when I squeeze and not everyday. Dr. Checked anus said I was inflamed in my anu?

Family history?: Hard stool may cause streaking with blood. Take fiber laxative and drink plenty of water to avoid hard stools. Unless a close relative of yours had colon cancer before the age of 50, I would not be too concerned about colon cancer. When you turn 50 that would be time to get a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Bloody stools, problems with bowel movements and now a lump right by his anus. What could this be?

Bloody stools, problems with bowel movements and now a lump right by his anus. What could this be?

Hemorrhoids?: Possibly external or internal hemorrhoids. Sometimes may be important to rule out other pathology such as polyps or cancer of rectum/colon. ...Read more

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What can cause lower amdominal ache and passing gas form anus a lot with a lose stool an lots of gas?

What can cause lower amdominal ache and passing gas form anus a lot with a lose stool an lots of gas?

See your doctor: Infections of the intestine can do this. These infections can be caused by parasites as well as by bacteria. You need to see your physician, who can examine you and do tests to find out the cause of your problem. ...Read more

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Can pinched nerves of S1, S2, and S3 cause anal sphincter dysfunction that prevents me from completely eliminating stools? Anus seems cant relax.

IT IS S4: External Anal Sphincter is innervated by a branch from Sacral 4 nerve, And Internal Anal Sphincter is innervated by Pelvic Splanchnic nerve also S4.So it is S4 and not S1, S2, S3 ...Read more

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Hi Doc, I am having this prob for months. Tip of stool is hard and dried out, rest is fine. It has also caused pain and inflammation in anus+ GERD plz?

Hi Doc, I am having this prob for months. Tip of stool is hard and dried out, rest is fine. It has also caused pain and inflammation in anus+ GERD plz?

Stool change: Hello J,
The dry portion of your stool is due to all the water that is absorbed from the stool by the colon, which is the colon's normal function.
The easiest fix to this is to take a bisacodyl stool softener (Colace (docusate sodium) 100 mg twice daily)
Dr. A ...Read more

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Hi Doc, tip of stool is dark and hard daily. It has caused anus inflammation. Also I see red blood on stool. Also difficult+ incomplete urinating TY?

Hi Doc, tip of stool is dark and hard daily. It has caused anus inflammation. Also I see red blood on stool. Also difficult+ incomplete urinating TY?

Possible hemorrhoids: You may have hemorrhoids and nothing more. However, direct visualization of the anal/rectal region is necessary to make the final call. Make an appointment with your doctor. ...Read more

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Blood in stool white pimple looking things on anus and descoloration of the skin around the anus. Itches at some times and causes it to smell backther?

Blood in stool white pimple looking things on anus and descoloration of the skin around the anus. Itches at some times and causes it to smell backther?

Possible infection: While it may be nothing serious. ... There is the possibility that there is an underlying anal infection (abscess). .. Possibly cause by an anal fistula (small connection into the anus).
Try a protective ointment - like anusol - and warm baths with epsom salts.
However, if it persists, do see a proctologist who can properly diagnose your condition.
All the best, peter wilk, md. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a bloody stool two times in 10 minutes and days after What to do if I had a black stool. I have this nervous feeling in abdomen. Anus is sticking out?

What to do if I had a bloody stool two times in 10 minutes and days after What to do if I had a black stool. I have this nervous feeling in abdomen. Anus is sticking out?

How long waiting?: I sincerely hope you have seen a doctor since your posting. This sounds serious and you need to be evaluated by your PCP, GI doctor, or if you are really losing blood, go to the ER if for some reason you can't reach your PCP for advice. Do not accept a wait time of weeks to be seen. ...Read more

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What can cause a small amount of fluid to drain from my anus and cause irritation in my crotch. It requires special bathroom visits to keep it clean. I am 63 yoa and take stool softeners, but have never practiced anal intercourse.?

Hemorrhoids?: Your symptoms sound a lot like the seepage from bulging internal hemorrhoids that protrude and sort of 'leak' normal colon mucus onto the skin. A check by your doctor can reassure you this is nothing serious as well as offer a course of treatment that might help. ...Read more

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My feces is stuck at entrance of anus. It's hurting me to push it out. What can I use for it to be softer and cause less pain to push out?

My feces is stuck at entrance of anus. It's hurting me to push it out. What can I use for it to be softer and cause less pain to push out?

Your best bet: Is to go to the nearest pharmacy and pick up an enema kit. These allow you to help "extract" stool in the anorectal area. Be careful to follow the instructions closely. Otherwise, if you are unable to extract this on your own, you may to seek help from a physician for a manual disimpaction. ...Read more

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Just had a large bloody piece of skin fall out of anus 20mins after bowl movement, into drawers. No warning. No feces, just skin. What is going on?

Just had a large bloody piece of skin fall out of anus 20mins after bowl movement, into drawers. No warning. No feces, just skin. What is going on?

Difficult to say: U need to call ur medical doctor. If it happens again or u feel dizzy light-headed, u need to have someone take u to er. ...Read more

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My vag to my anus, mainly anus is sure, there is really visibly small sore that burns when I touch. Except herpe, can u state all sti and other causes?

My vag to my anus, mainly anus is sure, there is really visibly small sore that burns when I touch. Except herpe, can u state all sti and other causes?

Sore that burn: Herpes is #1, chancroid, syphilis &lymphgranuloma venereum cause painless sores, or may be staph, strep or yeast can cause painful sores, , rarely autoimmine disorder -Behcets. Chlaymidia, GC Trich omonas, BV are soreless STDs).Mycoplasma is an emerging soreless STD. Ttreat chancroid, lymphgranuloma, mycoplasma, chlaymydia GC with zithromax, BV, trich w/ Flagyl, syphilis w/ Pen G f/u/ w/doc ...Read more

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Is it ok to put Neosporin on anus due to sore and bloody feces due to constipation from being on suboxone and from opiate addiction?

Is it ok to put Neosporin on anus due to sore and bloody feces due to constipation from being on suboxone and from opiate addiction?

See your doctor: Constipation can be a serious side effect of Suboxone therapy. This can be treated with a high fiber diet from fresh fruits and vegetables. Dulcolax tabs can be taken at bedtime. A couple bottles of magnesium sulfate taken an hour apart when things get really stopped up. Sit in a tub of warm soap water. "Recticare" is great for pain. See your doctor for additional recommendations. ...Read more

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Can I use "clotrimazole and betamethasone disproportionate cream, use 1% 10.05% base" on the herpes around the anus? It seems to help me w/ the pain

Can I use "clotrimazole and betamethasone disproportionate cream, use 1% 10.05% base" on the herpes around the anus? It seems to help me w/ the pain

Highly not advised!: If what you have is not herpes, then you are ok. However, if you think it's herpes, watch out! The topical you are using has an antifungal agent and a steroid that suppresses the immune system. You have a viral infection. As a result, your lesions, despite it feeling better in the short run, will soon get worse. See you doctor in order to get a prescription for an antiviral agent like valacyclovir. ...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


Feces (Definition)

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