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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


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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 ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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? ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have a bump or boil on the left side of my anus directly on the hole, and it also itches, what can this be?

I have a bump or boil on the left side of my anus directly on the hole, and it also itches, what can this be?

Hemorrhoid: Sounds like you could have a hemorrhoid. The best way to find out is to have someone look at it. See your doc. In the meantime, keep the area clean and dry. That should help. Take care! ...Read more

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Hi. I have dry, itchy, scalpy, flaky, cracking skin around my anus and on buttlocks. It itches very bad. How can I treat that?

Hi. I have dry, itchy, scalpy, flaky, cracking skin around my anus and on buttlocks. It itches very bad. How can I treat that?

It sound to me: By the areas involved that you may have PSORIASIS!

My suggestion is that you start by seeing a Board Certified Dermatologist...there are many TREATMENTS if that is the diagnosis.

Over the counter steroid (cortisone) is a FIRST AID you can try....but check with your PCP for any other treatment if you cannot see a Dermatology specialist soon!
Hope this helps!

Dr z ...Read more

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Small hole above the anus. Doesn't hurt or discharge anything. It. Very rarely ever itches. Any ideas of what it is? Should I get it checked?

Small hole above the anus. Doesn't hurt or discharge anything. It. Very rarely ever itches. Any ideas of what it is? Should I get it checked?

Perianal lesion: The lesion described is it is the back above the anus, consider pilonidal cyst, a fistula other wise it is not really a hole may be just a depression in the skin. If bothers have it checked out ...Read more

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I am having pain and itching around my anus. No bleeding. It itches and hurts when I use toilet or sit. I don't feel any lumps.

Hemorrhoids: It sounds like you have hemorrhoids causing your symptoms, but the pain could be secondary to an anal fissure or even a perirectal abscess. See your doctor for a proper exam of the area if the symptoms persisit. ...Read more

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I hve a small vein that itches once in a while on the left of my anus on the entrance its not big and it does not hurt. Creams I used don't work?

Hemorrhoids: This sounds like a hemorrhoid issue. Seeing a colon and rectal surgeon would be helpful as they can examine the area and see if it needs to be treated or if more conservative measures such as creams are enough. I hopethis helps. ...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


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more