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How do I deal with an anal itching problem?

How do I deal with an anal itching problem?

Most common problem: Is hemorrhoids. Try tub baths a few times a week instead of shower, use pre-moistened wipes in a dabbing rather than "sandpaper" motion, prep h is worth a try. If this doesn't work, pcp or medical GI help. ...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 think I have a thrombosed hemorrhoid. How can I relieve the pain associated with it? How can I help it resolve to avoid surgery?

I think I have a thrombosed hemorrhoid.  How can I relieve the pain associated with it? How can I help it resolve to avoid surgery?

Time: Local heat like warm baths, use Ibuprofen or Aspirin for discomfort, avoid bowel straining and constipation. These thrombosed hemorrhoids naturally resolve in 5-7 days without surgery, or can see a surgeon sooner as needed. ...Read more

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What to do if i think I have an anger management problem. How do I deal with this?

What to do if i think I have an anger management problem. How do I deal with this?

1 Simple trick-: count to 10 before acting on an urge to impulsively harm someone physically or emotionally. Reduce anger by deep breathing. Breath in deeply & slowly through the nostrils. Hold air in lungs for 5 count before slowly exhaling through an open mouth. Repeat until you cool your jets. Focus on your breathing not what is making you angry. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is excellent for dealing w anger > ...Read more

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What can I use to cure an itchy anus?

What can I use to cure an itchy anus?

Eliminate caffeine : Completely, keep the area dry with corn starch powder, use adult hygeine wipes to cleanse after a bm, do not use tucks, (witch hazel) baby wipes or talcum powder. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a micropenis and can't deal with it?

What to do if I have a micropenis and can't deal with it?

Need supportive help: from a sex counselor, psychologist or psychiatrist with experience in these matters. Also sympathetic partner/s. ...Read more

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What can I do to address UTI symptoms and an itchy vulva?

What can I do to address UTI symptoms and an itchy vulva?

See your doctor: One possibility is a yeast infection, which can be addressed with an over the counter cream. However, many things can cause these symptoms, and it is difficult to tell without a more complete history, doing a physical exam, and perhaps checking your urine. You may need antibiotics or be at risk for developing a kidney infection if you have a uti. ...Read more

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How do i know if i am dealing with a vaginal infection vs using the wrong muscles to pass fecal matter?

How do i know if i am dealing with a vaginal infection vs using the wrong muscles to pass fecal matter?

Itching &/or odor: Vaginal itching and/or odor designate a possible vaginal infection symptoms. Passing fecal matter has nothing to do with a vaginal infection unless it enters the vagina. ...Read more

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I think I have a vaginal bacteria infection. Until i can make an appointment, what can I do to solve the itching?

I think I have a vaginal bacteria infection. Until i can make an appointment, what can I do to solve the itching?

Sitz baths: Until you are able to see your pcp try sitz baths using aveeno (oatmeal) powder or clorox. For the aveeno (oatmeal) baths use a packet as sold, for clorox use 1/2 cup clorox for a full tub of water. ...Read more

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What can you do from home to help fix this problem with clear discharge and no oder but itching?

What can you do from home to help fix this problem with clear discharge and no oder but itching?

Probiotics: Probiotics (live microorganisms which confer a health benefit on the host when administered in adequate amounts) have been used alone and as adjunctive therapy to antibiotics for treatment of bacterial vaginosis (BV) and prevention of relapse. Systemic reviews of trials of probiotics for treatment of BV have not found sufficient evidence for or against efficacy. ...Read more

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Problems with genital area odor, what kind of specialist do I need to see?

Problems with genital area odor, what kind of specialist do I need to see?

Genital odor: a family physician should be able to help with this. What type of odor?? - yeasty?? or urine or stool odor?? -If you are overweight you may have a yeast infection in your skin folds. Given your age incontinence should usually NOT be an issue. mucusy stools may cause an odor but be rather obvious. Certain STD's can cause discharges with odors. good luck ...Read more

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What can I do to treat occasional anal bleeding?

What can I do to treat occasional anal bleeding?

First confirm source: Bleeding per rectum may originate in the anal canal, the rectum, or further up the line. Frequent anal sources of bleeding include hemorrhoids & fissures, that may respond to modifying stool texture (fiber, softeners) and topical agents, or require further intervention. Similar bleeds can be seen with anal & rectal cancer, infections, ischemic colitis, diverticular bleeds, inflammatory bowel, etc. ...Read more

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I suffer with social anxiety really bad. How do I go about curing this? It's ruining my life. Is There any tablets I can buy? Or do I need to see a Dr

I suffer with social anxiety really bad. How do I go about curing this? It's ruining my life. Is There any tablets I can buy? Or do I need to see a Dr

Psychodynamic tx: Find a psychodynamically oriented therapist to speak with about social anxiety. Usually social anxiety is not just about being in crowds. Then, if needed, go with a psychiatric referral from your GP. GP's can prescribe psychotropic meds for anxiety and depression, but they do not have the specialty training that psychiatrists do. Lets find the right professional for the job ...Read more

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I have mitral valve prolapse/dysautonomia. I can't get any help with this. How can I get the doctors to see this problem and help me? My life is over..

I have mitral valve prolapse/dysautonomia. I can't get any help with this. How can I get the doctors to see this problem and help me? My life is over..

No worries: Mitral valve prolapse is a common condition that has been associated with multiple symptoms such as you described in the minority of patients but it is harmless. Dysautonomia is different condition in which there is an imbalance of the autonomic nervous system causing symptoms such lightheadedness, fainting or increase heart rate. Sometimes you may need to have a tilt test to confirm the diagnosi. ...Read more

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I have an anal fisssure what can i buy to help sooth it?

I have an anal fisssure what can i buy to help sooth it?

Anal fissure: try sitz Nath's with Epsom salts. Make sure to take stool Softner and drink a lot of water. ...Read more

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I'm 22 suffered from anal Hemorrhoids and a skin tag that makes hygiene an issue. My doc refuses to refer me to anyone, what do I do?! I Want My Life.

I'm 22 suffered from anal Hemorrhoids and a skin tag that makes hygiene an issue. My doc refuses to refer me to anyone, what do I do?! I Want My Life.

Fecal leakage?: Occasional incontinence of stool with fecal leakage is common, but loss of bowel control particularly without warning may signal a significant infection, inflammatory problem, maldigestive concern, or neurologic disorder. Sometimes, particularly in youths, the condition is behavioral. Often, anal manometry followed by biofeedback can be curative without the need of surgery or medication. ...Read more

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I have severe anxiety an i'm pregnant, how do I deal with fear of doc an hospitals? What med would be sufficient?

I have severe anxiety an i'm pregnant, how do I deal with fear of doc an hospitals? What med would be sufficient?

Consider therapy: See is therapy can benefit you. Consider some of the relaxation apps noted on this site. I have recommended quite a few. If you are going to make yourself miserable throughout the pregnancy, have you thought about options such as home delivery with a nurse midwife and doula's? Think of natural remedies available online but talk to your family doc about use in pregnancy. Deliver a healthy baby! ...Read more

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Night insomnia, what can I do to deal with it?

Night insomnia, what can I do to deal with it?

Insomnia: Please see a sleep disorders specialist. There are over 80 different sleep disorders. Please don't put it off. The longer you wait, the greater the chance that anxiety or depression could set in. In the meanwhile practice good sleep hygiene.See :counselingservice.Vassar.Edu/docs/sleep%20hygeine%20... Good sleep hygiene handout the most common cause of insomnia is a change in your daily routine. ...Read more

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I think I have an internal hemorrhoid from childbirthing, how can I treat this without the humiliation of a doctors exam?

I think I have an internal hemorrhoid from childbirthing, how can I treat this without the humiliation of a doctors exam?

Best to be examined: Start by optimizing your fiber (25-30 grams/ day = 5-6 servings of fruit and vege) and hydration (~ 8 glasses of fluid/ day). Stool softener may be helpful so you don't strain to have a bm. However, if you have grade ii/iii hemorrhoids, you will need to see a doctor. Don't be embarrassed, this is a very common problem and it usually isn't as bad as you think. ...Read more

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I have a problem with flatulence odor, how can it do away?

I have a problem with flatulence odor, how can it do away?

Change diet: The odor is likely from your diet. Stay away from foods like beans, which when digested form gasses which are passes via rectum. This will likely help. ...Read more

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