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Had an ileo-anal pouch due to u/c in 2001. Now deficient in vit d (32). Will i need a supplement for life? Am on a 4 wk course of 2 caps once s week

Had an ileo-anal pouch due to u/c in 2001. Now deficient in vit d (32). Will i need a supplement for life? Am on a 4 wk course of 2 caps once s week

Too soon to tell: Patients with ileal disease (usually crohn's) have increased risk for d deficiency. 25 oh d level of 32 is not deficient, or even insufficient (level < 30); deficiency (level < 20) is more uncommon. Levels depend on latitude, sun exposure, sun screen use, intake. Not a lot of foods w/vit d: fortified dairy/soy, fatty fish. Not a lot of sun in nd in the winter, and you are covered up. ...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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What are the biggest complications of having a ileal anal pouch operation (internal pouch) for a woman?

What are the biggest complications of having a ileal anal pouch operation (internal pouch) for a woman?

Most common: Problems are pouchitis, frequency, control issues, obstruction, dehydration. Delivery if in the reproductive ages, should probably be by c section in most cases. ...Read more

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My anus hurts?

My anus hurts?

Anus: Common causes of pain include external hemorrhoids, anal fissure, rectal abscess, proctalgia. ...Read more

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Is anal bad for you?

Is anal bad for you?

Anal Sex: I agree with dr. Gallant. Anal sex is a common part of the sexual practices in both men and women in many cultures around the world. It is in no way, in and of itself, risky or 'bad' or unhealthy. But, like all other human behavior, it carries risk of trauma and infection if done incorrectly or if the sexual partner is a carrier of infection. ...Read more

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Does anal hurt women?

Does anal hurt women?

It Can Hurt, Period.: It doesn't matter what sex you are: Anal sex can hurt. To enjoy it, learn how to make it pleasurable. Start with this article: http://www.menshealth.com/sex-women/anal-sex ...Read more

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What causes a wet anus?

What causes a wet anus?

Sh*t + Fart = Shart: The anus is a rather remarkable muscle able to differentiate solid from liquid from gas. In fact, when healthy, one can pass gas while retaining stool. However, if you watch enough adolescent movies, you'll see scenes where someone loses control. Weight loss medication, orlistat, is well known to cause "oily spotting" & inability to control bowel movement. if this doesn't answer your Q, write back ...Read more

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Is it okay to have anal?

Is it okay to have anal?

Anal sex: Anal sex is assosciated with fissures and tears of the rectum. It is also associated with increased risk of infection around the perianal area. ...Read more

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What causes sores in anus?

What causes sores in anus?

Anal sores: Could you be referring to fissures, fistula, abscess? Sexually transmitted disease (syphilis, gc, hiv, etc.) should be considered. Hemorrhoids & rectal prolapse can appear as an outward bulging. Anal trauma of any kind may cause mechanical injury. Skin eruptions need to be considered. Evaluation is recommended to distinguish serious versus less concerning reasons for your problem as described. ...Read more

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Normal to have hairy anus?

Yes: The amount of hair that people have on different parts of their body varies from person to person and from culture to culture. ...Read more

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How can I stop anal odours?

Depends upon why: The answer depends upon what sort of odors, why, something that just started suddenly, problems with gas, problems with sweating too much and more. You need to have a detailed conversation with your doctor to sort out your specific issues.O. ...Read more

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Why does anal feel so good?

Depends: The nerves that supply the genital tract run in parallel with those in the anus. For those who appreciate this stimulation, the parallel sensation can enhance pleasure. But many find this not to be pleasurable so always engage in these activities with mutual respect. ...Read more

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Itch in area above my anus?

Puritis Ani: Most likely this is a condition called puritis ani which is primarily caused from scratching. Scratching the area only keeps it going. Many people do this scratching out of habit or due to stress but the best treatment is to stop scratching. Try soaking in warm water or even rubbing the area with ice which helps reduce itching. It also possible to have pinworms that your doctor can check for. ...Read more

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What causes pain in the anus?

What causes pain in the anus?

Lots of things!!!: Ex-husbands or ex-wives! but seriously, most anal pain is from clotted external/internal hemorroids, tear in the anal lining ("fissure"), irritation/breakdown of the skin around the anus from creams, excessive cleansing, ointments, or being too rough with toilet paper. Infections, abscesses, fistula (connection from the rectum to the skin), warts, ulcers, cancer, difficult bms. See rectal dr. ...Read more

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What cause anus to feel pain?

Nerves: There are specific nerves that sense pain at the anus, and these nerves communicate pain back to the brain just as anywhere else in the body. If you are asking what could be causing pain, there are many issues, from hemorrhoids and fissures to strains to more serious issues. I would recommend a visit to your physician for a physical exam. ...Read more

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I have a problem with my anus?

GetToKnowItBetter...: Get to know your anus!That little thing can distinguish between solid,liquid and gas without you thinking about it.Pretty smart,huh?I know some people that can't.And under certain circumstances it can stretch as wide as your cervix does during childbirth.It'll let you know real quick if you need a bath or if it's unhappy for any reason. So take care of it. I assume you haven't?You have a problem?? ...Read more

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Buzzing or vibrations in anus?

Many possibilities: Depending on diet, medications, bowel habits, sexual practices, presence of hemorrhoids, the list can be quite exhaustive. ...Read more

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Why does my anus itch so much?

Why does my anus itch so much?

Lots of reasons: Fungal infections are common. A contact dermatitis from something left by laundry in your clothes. Infections, pin worms, hemorrhoids, etc...The list is very long. Time to have your doc take a look down there and get you some relief! ...Read more

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Snot in my anal, what's wrong?

Anal "Snot": It sounds like you are talking about passing mucous with or separate from a bowel movement. Do you have any other symptoms? ...Read more

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Small outgrowth near anal area?

Small outgrowth near anal area?

Lesion: Don't know cause - hemorrhoid? anal wart? This would need to be visualized to diagnose. ...Read more

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Why is anal considered so taboo?

Anal is taboo?: If u believe in god this is what he thought us and what he advices and remember what happened to sadoome and gamura . In addition u can't have children with anal sex and u can expose u self to multiple diseases. ...Read more

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