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Dr. Michael Moffa Dr. Moffa
Surgery - Colorectal
24 years in practice
Hahnemann Medical College
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Dr. James Kuan
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Prostatitis (Definition)

The swelling and inflammation of the prostate gland, located beneath the bladder in men. Prostatitis usually results in painful and difficult urination, and there may be flu-like symptoms present. There are many causes of prostatitis, one of ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan Dr. Dohan
Dermatology
53 years in practice
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I have severe prostatitis and anal itching, a urethral swab has revealed thrush (candida). Could this be the cause of my symptoms?

I have severe prostatitis and anal itching, a urethral swab has revealed thrush (candida). Could this be the cause of my symptoms?

No: If you culture there you will grow a variety of organisms, including yeast. Assuming you are taking antibiotic for prostatitis. you will have increased candida. You may need treatment for this. Candida does not cause severe prostatitis. It may be responsible for some itch. Anal itch is usually due to fecal soiling. Avoid scrubbing. After a BM, first clean with paper, then clean with lotion INSIDE

Dr. Anne Phelan-adams Dr. Phelan-adams
Family Medicine
years in practice
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I think I have prostatitis for last 6 months I have a 12 weeks of trimethoprim, would this also be causing severe buttocks soreness and Itching?

I think I have prostatitis for last 6 months I have a 12 weeks of trimethoprim, would this also be causing severe buttocks soreness and Itching?

Indirectly, it may..: ..be a side effect of the prolonged use of an antibiotic. Antibiotics can kill off the healthy bacteria that protect us from unhealthy organisms. Regardless of its cause, a doctor should take a look at this and treat it accordingly. Best wishes. Dr. Anne

Dr. John Leander Po Dr. Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
14 years in practice
Drexel University College of Medicine
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I took meds for prostatitis & I am feeling fine. Yesterday, I ejaculated some drops of semen went to anus. Can I get bacteria if semen goes to anus?

I took meds for prostatitis & I am feeling fine. Yesterday, I ejaculated some drops of semen went to anus. Can I get bacteria if semen goes to anus?

Fistula possible: To confirm- you have a chronic prostatitis for which you take abx. When you ejaculate, semen comes out of your anus- if this is the case, you need to see a urologist, to determine if you have a fistula. Normally, there is NO opening between the anus and your prostate; a chronic prostate infection could have caused the opening, or else the opening was present and is now infecting the prostate.

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Dr. Bernard Seif Dr. Seif
Clinical Psychology
36 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Is prostate massage (in hospital) bad for health? Will massage cause prostatitis? I was experiencing symptoms after it (rectal pressure, anus pain, etc

Is prostate massage (in hospital) bad for health? Will massage cause prostatitis? I was experiencing symptoms after it (rectal pressure, anus pain, etc

Prostate massage: If you have a prostate infection prostate massage can spread the infection. Peace and good health. Ask your doctor if you have an infection.

Dr. Lane Childs Dr. Childs
Urology
30 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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I have an inflamed anus due to prostatitis. I been told to take a sitz bath. I now have jacuzzi that I sat in for 15 minutes. How hot can the water be? Is 101 too hot?

I have an inflamed anus due to prostatitis. I been told to take a sitz bath. I now have jacuzzi that I sat in for 15 minutes. How hot can the water be? Is 101 too hot?

It's fine: Hot baths are a good idea for this problem. 101° is not typically too hot and permissible. Most people seem to shoot for baths around 102° to 104°. Anything beyond this becomes pretty uncomfortable. Let comfort direct what you do.

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Dr. Imran Saeed Dr. Saeed
Surgery - Colorectal
15 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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My anus burns for a while after I secrete and it itches too. What could it be?

My anus burns for a while after I secrete and it itches too. What could it be?

Your symptoms could: Be from hemorrhoids or diet related. Pruritus is commonly caused by increase ingestion of coffee, chocolate, beer, orangs/grapefruit juice, tomatoes, spicy food and nuts. Watch your diet, avoid scented toilet papers, and use over the counter meds. If symptoms don't seem to be improving you will need an examination to rule out any other etiology.

Dr. Mohammed Shafi Dr. Shafi
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
32 years in practice
Bhopal University, Gandhi Medical College
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Help docs! My anus itches/has slight pain?

Help docs! My anus itches/has slight pain?

Anal itching: Try preparation h (otc) and see your doctor.

Dr. Chevies Newman Dr. Newman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
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Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
Surgery - Plastics
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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My anus itches I had a pimple that is gonenow but yet it still itches ans feels like something is movin in the anus what is it?

Many things: Your sensation of movement is concerning and raises the question of parasites. This is especially concerning if you have traveled outside the country. Otherwise, it is most likely a small abscess or hemorrhoid. If this becomes worse or does not resolve, I would seek medical attention.

Dr. David Drewitz Dr. Drewitz
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
23 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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My anus itches but there's no blisters. Is this herpes?

My anus itches but there's no blisters. Is this herpes?

No...: Herpes would be painful. Anal itching is most commonly caused by either hemorrhoids or a fungal dermatitis. Get checked by your doctor.

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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I got a handjob from a girl with herpes. My anus itches and was wondering if I could have got herpes from a handjob or could it be from something else?

Slow Down: Anus itching is not in any way a symptom of herpes. First, congratulation on having a sexual encounter. Second, what is the real problem here? Getting a hand job does not in any way put your anus at risk for anything. Why would you even spend a second trying to connect the two?

Dr. James Rotchford Dr. Rotchford
Addiction Medicine
37 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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Why do I have a white spot near my anus? It is not inside it is just near it, it only itches at times.

Why do I have a white spot near my anus? It is not inside it is just near it, it only itches at times.

Hard to say: I would be concerned about a flat wart but it really needs to be evaluated and even possibly biopsied to know for sure.

Dr. Imran Saeed Dr. Saeed
Surgery - Colorectal
15 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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My anus itches, I've tried a few things, but it just seems to always itch when I have it. What do I do?

My anus itches, I've tried a few things, but it just seems to always itch when I have it. What do I do?

Most commonly: Related to dietary habbits. Avoid increase ingestion of coffee, beer, chocolate, spicy food, tomatoes, grapefruit or orangejuice and nuts. Use baby wipes and pay an attention to if certain foods make your symptoms worse. Calmoseptine oint works really well. There are several other sources as well including hemorrhoids, drainage from fistula, warts and some benign rashes. If no improve see your doc.

Dr. Ankush Bansal Dr. Bansal
Internal Medicine
13 years in practice
Creighton University School of Medicine
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My anus itches really bad a lot, what could it be from. I'm 20 years old and really clean. Any ideas?

My anus itches really bad a lot, what could it be from. I'm 20 years old and really clean. Any ideas?

Other causes: This can also be from hemorrhoids or pinworm infection. Get checked out by your doctor to determine the actual cause.

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Dr. Jerome Litt Dr. Litt
Dermatology
67 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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I have a flaky and itchy scalp and my anus itches really bad at times. What could this be?

Scalp/Anal Itch: It sounds as if you have two contions. The scalp may be a condition called seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis. The anal itch can be due to many things: toilet paper, foods, medications, soaps or detergents, improper cleansing the anal area, and more. See your physician; he/she can usually iron these problems out. Shampooin daily with a tar shampoo may help the scalp.

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Dr. Frank Pancotto Dr. Pancotto
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
42 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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