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I have intermittent anal sphincter spasms...Why?

I have intermittent anal sphincter spasms...Why?

Proctalgia fugax: Is a conditon that effects many americans. It is episodic anal pain, and its cause is unknown. It is a benign condition, usually the spasm is of short duration. I've found that reducing caffeine in some people is helpful. ...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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Symptoms of a scrotal anal fistula?

Symptoms of a scrotal anal fistula?

You may: Mean fissure. A fistula going from the rectum to the scrotum would be life threatening. A fissure creates severe pain and is like a crack in the skin. If concerned about either you need to get seen. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with anal fissure. Burning pain during and after bowel movement. Can fissures cause some inflammation?

Diagnosed with anal fissure. Burning pain during and after bowel movement. Can fissures cause some inflammation?

Yes, commonly: there is an underlying low grade infection. Usually hygiene is all that is needed, because infection is controlled as soon as the fissure heals. Consult with colo-rectal surgeon if pain persists. ...Read more

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Would diverticulitis cause anal pain during bowel movements?

Would diverticulitis cause anal pain during bowel movements?

Prob not: Probably not. Usually pain with a bowel movement is the result of either an anal fissure or external hemorrhoid. Neither one is dangerous and both are easily treated. Diverticulitis will usually give a patient fever and abdominal pain. The pain is more constant in nature. How long have you had this pain and is there any bleeding associated with the bm? ...Read more

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I have intermittent right abdominal discomfort usually relieved after bowel movement, is this symptoms of appendicitis?

I have intermittent right abdominal discomfort usually relieved after bowel movement, is this symptoms of appendicitis?

No: Appendicitis is not intermittent. You'll also have fever and chills with it. You may have irregular bowel though. Talk to your physician to start evaluation. ...Read more

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Hx of fissures constipation and now anal pain and anal stricture?

Hx of fissures constipation and now anal pain and anal stricture?

Obviously you: Need fluid and fiber in your diet, but also need to talk w/your doctor and possible a GI or rectal surgeon. This can't be answered on the internet, only in person. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids cause abdominal pain and anal pain after sex?

Can hemorrhoids cause abdominal pain and anal pain after sex?

What kind: regular sen it should not sex is not supposed to cause pain anywhere if you are talking about anal sex that is different see a doctor if pain persirted ...Read more

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Signs and symptoms of mild ulcerative colitis? I know bloody, mucus stools and abdominal pain are symptoms.Are these symptoms present in mild disease?

Signs and symptoms of mild ulcerative colitis? I know bloody, mucus stools and abdominal pain are symptoms.Are these symptoms present in mild disease?

They can be, but...: ...unless you get tested & appropriately treated there's no diagnosis. At this point, while ulcerative colitis is in the differential, there are many other possibilities to consider that present with the symptoms you describe. Please see your doctor now. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of rectal prolapse?

What are symptoms of rectal prolapse?

Anal mass: Rectal prolapse is the passage of a part of the rectum out through the anus. The patient usually becomes aware of something hanging out when it is time to wipe. Early on it may "reduce", or go back in, on it's own but as it enlarges it may need to be pushed back. Initially will only come out with bowel movements but later will come out with coughing etc. Usually will need surgery. ...Read more

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I deal with rectal discomfort, rectal bleeding, and recently a foul smell after feeling rectal discomfort. Are those symptoms related to anything?

I deal with rectal discomfort, rectal bleeding, and recently a foul smell after feeling rectal discomfort. Are those symptoms related to anything?

Proctologist: These symptoms suggest a rectal fissure and are best evaluated by a colorectal surgeon or a proctologist. In the meantime apply warm water compresses or take sitz baths and wear white cotton underwear,and apply an antibacterial ointment like neosporin until you are examined. Try to keep your bowel movements soft by taking a stool softener if necessary. ...Read more

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Is pinworm itching constant or intermittent?

Is pinworm itching constant or intermittent?

Worse at night : In the early stages the itching of pinworms is worse at night. Later on its more constant. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Severe rectal pain during bowel movement causing weakness shaking?

Severe rectal pain during bowel movement causing weakness shaking?

Fissure: Severe anal pain caused by a bm which persists after is usually a fissure. ...Read more

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Lower abdominal pains & occasional bloody stool is most commonly symptoms of?

Lower abdominal pains & occasional bloody stool  is most commonly symptoms of?

Do not ignore this: Bloody stools with associated abdominal pain can be a sign of inflammatory bowel disease, polyps, diverticulitis and even colon cancer. Do not hesitate and see a gastroenterologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Anal discomfort and mild itching, not severe.

Anal discomfort and mild itching, not severe.

Anal Itching: It is possible to have hemorrhoids or an anal fissure. You should see your primary care physician for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can gallstone symptoms be intermittent?

Can gallstone symptoms be intermittent?

YES!!: It all depends on intermittent obstruction of the bile duct... when it is obstructed it will give symptoms... and the gallstones move. maybe you should consider surgery... ...Read more

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