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Is it safe to use Maderma scar lightening gel to lighten the dark skin around the anus? I have so much left over and don't have any scars to put it on

Is it safe to use Maderma scar lightening gel to lighten the dark skin around the anus? I have so much left over and don't have any scars to put it on

Probably: It may be ok but not sure what your goal is. This will get dark again. There are places that would do that blanching and probably last longer. Is this something that just happened or all your life. Let me know. Thanks ...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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I have some small zits without white head around anus, sometimes it itch I think it is cause the zits, is that normal?

I have some small zits without white head around anus, sometimes it itch I think it is cause the zits, is that normal?

See your doctor ASAP: There are several conditions that can present this way. Some are caused by infections, some of which might be potentially serious. You should be seen soon. Good luck! ...Read more

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Skin around anus hurts slightly. Like an abrasion. And hurts when I clean. Burns slightly. What is it? Haven't been sexually involved for months.

Skin around anus hurts slightly. Like an abrasion. And hurts when I clean. Burns slightly. What is it? Haven't been sexually involved for months.

Pruritis Ani: Pruritus ani can be caused by many things including pinworms (parasites), bacterial infections, diet, reactions to oral antibiotics, and underlying (systemic) disease conditions of the body such as diabetes mellitus. ...Read more

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Flap of skin around anus since 7 years, no pain or itching, no problem passing stool. What could it be? Is it ok to just leave it as it is?

Flap of skin around anus since 7 years, no pain or itching, no problem passing stool. What could it be? Is it ok to just leave it as it is?

To cut or not to cut: A fleshy tag around the anal opening present for 7 years without changing is nothing serious but can present a problem with "clean up" after a bowel movement. Such tags can be removed surgically but it's a pain in the butt! Sorry for the pun. Your choice if, it bothers you enough get it off otherwise no problem. ...Read more

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Flap of skin around anus since 6 years, no pain or itching, no problem passing stool. What could it be? Is it ok to just leave it as it is?

Flap of skin around anus since 6 years, no pain or itching, no problem passing stool. What could it be? Is it ok to just leave it as it is?

Rectal lesion: If it has been there for 6 years and not caused any problems, then it is mostly benign. The flap of skin could be a skin tag, polyp, or hemorrhoid tag. An examination would give you a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can I saftey use Apple cider vinegar to remove skin tag around anus?

Can I saftey use Apple cider vinegar to remove skin tag around anus?

NO: See your doctor, see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment, may be skin tags or warts caused HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) ...Read more

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Purple around anus. Looked like deflated sacs. Larger red/purple in middle sac right inside anus. And a skin tag. Hemorrhoid or polyp?

Purple around anus. Looked like deflated sacs. Larger red/purple in middle sac right inside anus. And a skin tag. Hemorrhoid or polyp?

Most likely: Can be a thrombosed hemorrhoid or a sentinel pile--especially if accompanied by a history of constipation, excessive pressure to move your bowels. A physical examination would be in order, however, to determine exact diagnosis. ...Read more

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My 11mnth old baby girl has cries when she poos. Stools are soft. I noticed a skin fold around anus. Used topical1%steroid for 2wks. Wat cud it be??

My 11mnth old baby girl has cries when she poos. Stools are soft. I noticed a skin fold around anus. Used topical1%steroid for 2wks. Wat cud it be??

Have her seen: Have her bottom examined if she is uncomfortable with stooling. It may be a fissure? Although that is often associated with bleeding. It may be normal. All the best. ...Read more

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Anal itching, scratches around anus skin, light bleeding. No pain/normal bowel mov. Rectoscopy normal. Ongoing for years. What is the best treatment?

Anal itching, scratches around anus skin, light bleeding. No pain/normal bowel mov. Rectoscopy normal. Ongoing for years. What is the best treatment?

Clean: Anal itching can be a very tough symptom to cure. However, I have found the following procedure an excellent "almost" cure. Immediately after every bowl movement, wash the area with soap and water. Dry the area well and then either rub in otc Hydrocortisone cream or vasaline petroleum jelly. This routine works great and has been extremely successful with my patients. ...Read more

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My skin around anus is cracked, burning and bleeding at the time of bowel movement resulting in loss of blood. Help?

My skin around anus is cracked, burning and bleeding at the time of bowel movement resulting in loss of blood. Help?

Most common: Causes of pruritus ani are caffeine and excess moisture. There is no correct amount of caffeine, so best to totally eliminate it for several weeks and allow area to heal, then reintroduce caffeine slowly to find your threshold. Also corn starch powder to bottom frequently and liberally helps with the excess moisture. Avoid chronic use of steroid creams! ...Read more

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I have itching & burning inside the anal canal for 15 days. I don't have piles or fissure but have soiling and skin around anus is red. I'm seeing proctologist after 2 week but I need rapid relief. Could it be infection (I have never had sex)? what to do

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I have itching & burning inside the anal canal for 15 days. I don't have piles or fissure but have soiling and skin around anus is red. I'm seeing proctologist after 2 week but I need rapid relief. Could it be infection (I have never had sex)? what to do

Need rapid relief: There are several things that can be causing your symptoms, but it seems you are already scheduled for someone to talk to you about them. You might consider using over the counter hemorrhoidal cream with steroids. You might also consider Sitz baths or sitting in some warm water. When you sit on a chair, use a donut cushion. When you wipe yourself, moisten the toilet paper slightly. ...Read more

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I have an itchy vagina and anus. Raw red skin around anus and red raised bumps around both. Scabies?? Small tear around anus from being constipated.

I have an itchy vagina and anus. Raw red skin around anus and red raised bumps around both. Scabies?? Small tear around anus from being constipated.

Yeast infection?: The most common cause of such symptoms is candidiasis (yeast infection, thrush). If so, it seems more severe than average. Herpes might be possible if you are sexually active. Scabies rarely occurs in these locations, but might be possible if you have typical scabies elsewhere (hands, elbows, waist, etc). See a doctor or clinic ASAP for professional diagnosis and treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Redness and some white bumps between perineum (female) and anus, no itch or burn. Constipated, hurts to poop. Red skin around anus, anus looks bruised?

Redness and some white bumps between perineum (female) and anus, no itch or burn. Constipated, hurts to poop. Red skin around anus, anus looks bruised?

More info; get check: Any anorectal coitus? Possible irritation or even early herpes infection. Any constipation or hemorrhoid history? That could be a factor. Any recent yeast discharge with vsginal symptoms as well. An in-person exam sounds warranted, especially STD is a possibility. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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39 y/o female with inflamed, itchy, peeling skin around anus for weeks. Last night had a bloody bowel movement (fair amount of blood, toilet bowl bright red). STI tests all clear, not been sexually active at all for years. What could this be?

39 y/o female with inflamed, itchy, peeling skin around anus for weeks. Last night had a bloody bowel movement (fair amount of blood, toilet bowl bright red). STI tests all clear, not been sexually active at all for years. What could this be?

See Dr: Probably local irritation and/ or hemorrhoids. Need professional evaluation because of other possible causes. Meanwhile use skin lotion on bathroom paper to clean anal skin. Do this after any bowel movement. Do this whenever the area feels wet. Do this whenever the area feels itchy or irritated. Clean around + inside anus with the lotion on soft bathroom paper. ...Read more

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I could not stop scratching between my legs. Rashes, dark skin and feels wety between my legs, area around private par. Anus itching starting too.

I could not stop scratching between my legs. Rashes, dark skin and feels wety between my legs, area around private par. Anus itching starting too.

Fungal infection?: May be from a fungal infection especially if you sweat a lot and are overweight. Try some talcum powder on a regular basis on the area and/or antifungal cream. If not helpful, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dark skinned, there's 2 white bumps around anus and a rash on the inner of cheeks on side of anus, dark rash with bleeding round kinda flat bumps....

Dark skinned, there's 2 white bumps around anus and a rash on the inner of cheeks on side of anus, dark rash with bleeding round kinda flat bumps....

Anal lesions: You should have them biopsied. It can be anywhere from benign skin tag to a form of skin cancer to anal chondiloma to herpes and many other options. Uou need a tissue biopsy. ...Read more

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Crawling ticklish feeling around anus, could it be worms or what?

Possibly: Have you noted worms in fecal matter or being passed from rectum? Do symptoms increase at night? Do you have hemorrhoids? Medical evaluation can be used to rule parasites in or out. ...Read more

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Can I use sophramycin on rashes around anus?

Can I use sophramycin on rashes around anus?

Not a good idea: Since you don't know what you're treating, it's not good to "shotgun" therapy. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Raw around anus... Inflammatory diseases hidrandenitis, bleeding from around anal, why?

Raw around anus... Inflammatory diseases hidrandenitis, bleeding from around anal, why?

Not just hemorrhoids: Inflammation and bleeding per ano-rectum that recurs may indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.), paget's, or bleeding further upstream. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaid's, anticoagulants can cause bleeding), get evaluated. Likely is not hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Itchy small bumps around anus?

Possible impetigo: Have impetigo from poor hygiene or possibly hives from perfumed toilet paper. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: around anus?

What is the definition or description of: around anus?

You can touch it: Around, to me, would mean you can touch anus (opening) and the other thing you are concerned with at the same time with the same hand. ...Read more

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My nrwborn has ring around anus?

My nrwborn has ring around anus?

Anal fissures: I believe you are referring to anal fissures. I see a lot of newborns with it. They look like tears around the anus/rectum. May cause bleeding when constipated or you may see blood streaks in the stools. Usually benign. ...Read more

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White patch around anus what is it?

White patch around anus what is it?

Lichenification: That is the most common white "plaque like" patch. It is a benign phenomenon usually will resolve with topical steroids. However YOU SHOULD BE EXAMINED BY A PHYSICIAN. There are other less benign conditions that look like that ...Read more

Around Anus (Definition)

Around, to me, would mean you can touch anus (opening) and the other thing you are concerned with at the same time ...Read more