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Why is my anus itchy and swollen?

Why is my anus itchy and swollen?

Anal issues: There a significant number of benign disease of the anus that can cause symptoms. Some of the more common include hemorrhoids, fissures, fistulas and abscesses. Your appear to be describing a inflamed prolapsed internal hemorrhoid. I would suggest you see you primary doctor for an exam and treatment. ...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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Itchy anus for a few months and is painful when I go to the toilet. Can see 2 white tags half a cm from anus. Perineum is also swollen.

Itchy anus for a few months and is painful when I go to the toilet. Can see 2 white tags half a cm from anus. Perineum is also swollen.

Anal Fissure: What you described suggest anal fissure. It would help to keep your stool soft to give the tears time to heal. Use a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enough water so that your urine is colorless. If it does not get better in three months after having consistently soft stools it would be time to see a doctor. 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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The left side of my perineum is a bit swollen and itchy. I also have an itchy anus. Could it be thrush?

The left side of my perineum is a bit swollen and itchy. I also have an itchy anus. Could it be thrush?

Yeast infection: Thrush, to be specific, is an oral infection with yeast. If you have a yeast infection (vulvovaginitis) there are several OTC preparations which may be effective. Contact your friendly pharmacist. ...Read more

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Hi, for 2 days 1/2 my anus is swollen and itchy. It is a pink coil. My vagina itches some. When i pee there is very slight discomfort.No other symp.

Hemorrhoid : It sounds like you may have hemorrhoids although an examination will be needed to confirm. Try an over the counter hemorrhoid cream and a vaginal yeast medication while you are waiting for an appointment. ...Read more

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I have a really sore itchy rash on my anus looks like swollen bites with a red rash what can I do?

I have a really sore itchy rash on my anus looks like swollen bites with a red rash what can I do?

Rash on anus: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Red, swollen and itchy anus. When I scratch, I get painful tears. Only have a BM once a week, been like this my whole life but my stools are normal?

Red, swollen and itchy anus. When I scratch, I get painful tears. Only have a BM once a week, been like this my whole life but my stools are normal?

Recommendation : BM once a week is the symptoms of constipation and can cause the swelling and even tears of anus. You can use laxative on daily basis to regulate the BM and a lot of cream for anus to help with irritations ...Read more

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Itchy, swollen, sore vagina and itchy anus. Could it be infection?

Itchy, swollen, sore vagina and itchy anus. Could it be infection?

Yes & no: Common yeast infections can cause your symptoms but so can more serious skin disorders. You must get an examination if topical antifungal treatment doesn't resolve the problem. ...Read more

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Itchy red rash around anus. Only on buttocks not vaginal. Looks like chafing gone wrong. Feels hot and is definitely a little swollen.

Itchy red rash around anus. Only on buttocks not vaginal.  Looks like chafing gone wrong.  Feels hot and is definitely a little swollen.

Intertrigo : The rash could be intertrigo or a cellulitis. If it is hot to touch, see a physician as soon as possible to make sure it is not a cellulitis which would need oral antibiotics quickly to treat. Intertrigo is a rash that occurs in folds of skin and can be treated with topical creams usually. ...Read more

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I have a very itchy skin sore between the anus and the scrotum. It is almost like a sore swollen raised line between the 2. Had for months.Infection?

I have a very itchy skin sore between the anus and the scrotum. It is almost like a sore swollen raised line between the 2. Had for months.Infection?

Unlikely: Infection, unless with a very benign slowly progressive pathogen would have declared itself and forced you to a doctor by now. But without seeing this and getting a full history, would just be guessing at possible diagnoses. See a doctor. ...Read more