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Irritated anus after a day of loose poops. What is it in the poop that causes the irritation?

Irritated anus after a day of loose poops. What is it in the poop that causes the irritation?

Over use injury: It is most likely from the repeated cleaning that has caused a mild irritation that will improve over a period of time. Other causes could be hemorrhoid from the repeated bathroom trips and less likely from inflammatory conditions. It it continues for a couple of weeks seek care. ...Read more

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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 put to much soap on my anus and now it's itchy and irritated how can I get this away and how long will the irritation last?

I think I put to much soap on my anus and now it's itchy and irritated how can I get this away and how long will the irritation last?

Pruritis ani: OK. Stop using soap on your anus. Soaps and stringent irritate the anal mucosa, causing itching and burning. For now, try A&D ointment on the area - should relieve your discomfort. If you don't think regular toilet paper is adequate, try some of the anal wipes now available, or just use tissue moistened with water. That's it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a yeast infection to cause in irritation arouns the anus and rectum?

Is it possible for a yeast infection to cause in irritation arouns the anus and rectum?

Yes: Keep your bottom dry with corn starch powder, cotton loose fitting underwear. If yeast is confirmed use an anti yeast powder such as Nystatin rather than a cream anti yeast med. ...Read more

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Can fecal soiling/not cleaning well after bm cause irritation around outside/hairline of anus? Tiny blood, no fissure, itching. Doc said Pruritus Ani.

Can fecal soiling/not cleaning well after bm cause irritation around outside/hairline of anus? Tiny blood, no fissure, itching. Doc said Pruritus Ani.

Hygiene: Proper hygiene may help. Pruritis ani is an other way of saying itchy ass. You may help your cause by washing your bottom with water after every bowel movement and drying the skin with tissue paper. Use plain tissue paper without color or scent. If that helps you may wish to purchase a contraption like Toto Washlet to facilitate anal hygiene. ...Read more

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I got 2 doses of fluconazole for yeast infection that caused skin irritation from vulva to anus also on two OTC creams. How long will skin peel/stop?

I got 2 doses of fluconazole for yeast infection that caused skin irritation from vulva to anus also on two OTC creams. How long will skin peel/stop?

1-2 wks?: Provided that the fungal infection is the cause for the irritation. We need to know also what kind of OTC creams you are using since some of them may actually irritate your skin further. If the yeast infection is not the cause, your skin will not heal until the actual cause has been taken of. ...Read more

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What can cause a small amount of fluid to drain from my anus and cause irritation in my crotch. It requires special bathroom visits to keep it clean. I am 63 yoa and take stool softeners, but have never practiced anal intercourse.?

What can cause a small amount of fluid to drain from my anus and cause irritation in my crotch. It requires special bathroom visits to keep it clean. I am 63 yoa and take stool softeners, but have never practiced anal intercourse.?

Hemorrhoids?: Your symptoms sound a lot like the seepage from bulging internal hemorrhoids that protrude and sort of 'leak' normal colon mucus onto the skin. A check by your doctor can reassure you this is nothing serious as well as offer a course of treatment that might help. ...Read more

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Have a small cut on my anus (hole) at the bottom. When I poop it gets irritated and it itches throughout the day (worst at night) what could it be?

Have a small cut on my anus (hole) at the bottom. When I poop it gets irritated and it itches throughout the day (worst at night) what could it be?

Fissure vs: Could be hemorrhoid, keep stools soft, if skin tag like could be human papilloma virus, use over the counter steroid cream and antibiotic ointment, if doesn't get better see a proctologist or G.I. dr. ...Read more

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Everytime I poop the outside of my anus bleeds a little and the area gets irritated by the feces. I've had anal sex before, could it be a tear?

Everytime I poop the outside of my anus bleeds a little and the area gets irritated by the feces. I've had anal sex before, could it be a tear?

Yes: A tear or a FISSURE which can become chronic if not treated. See your GYN for an exam/treatment...just to be "on the safe side"!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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What is a yeast infection on the anus like? Can you have it just on the anus and not the vaginal area? Can it cause sores on the anus if irritated?

What is a yeast infection on the anus like? Can you have it just on the anus and not the vaginal area? Can it cause sores on the anus if irritated?

It's possible but...: Anal yeast could occur without vaginal, but not very likely. Usually it would cause pretty much the same symptoms as vaginal yeast -- itching, irritation, and redness. Open sores could result, but usually not. Other possibilities include anal herpes if multiple sores that recur from time to time; or anal fissure if only one. See doctor if you have any doubt about it and/or the problem continues. ...Read more

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Itchy, sore, red (and whitish) anus & butt crack x5 days after taking Aumentin. Abx caused diarrhea, so had to wipe a lot. Just irritated or candida?

Itchy, sore, red (and whitish) anus & butt crack x5 days after taking Aumentin. Abx caused diarrhea, so had to wipe a lot. Just irritated or candida?

Both: Could be both. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) can be very irritating to the bowel and can cause yeast. Use both an anti fungal medication and a barrier cream and keep the area irrigated in the shower. If not better, see your doctor for an exam. All the best. ...Read more

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Hello all. I recently have irritation itch itchy and itchiness of certain areas of my body including the eyelids, ears, and anus. Please help.

Hello all. I recently have irritation itch itchy and itchiness of certain areas of my body including the eyelids, ears, and anus. Please help.

Pruritis: Severe itching, also known as pruritis, can come from many causes, including seasonal allergies, hay fever, asthma, eczema, diabetes,
hiv/aids, and various types of cancer. Pregnant women and the elderly can also get it, but that's not you.
Start by seeing an allergist, as allergy would be the most common cause in your age group. ...Read more

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Recently noticed a spot near my anus that is a little red, it is a little moist and it itches very much there is some irritation in my right labia too?

See a doctor: Cannot even begin to guess at what you have without actually seeing the lesions and getting a full history of sexual contacts, etc. You should have this taken care of by a professional. Good luck and better soon. ...Read more

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Hello doc. I am having high residual post void urine in bludder (82.1 ml) & anus irritation. Plz advise..

Hello doc. I am having high residual post void urine in bludder (82.1 ml) & anus irritation. Plz advise..

Prostatitis: It sure sounds like prostatitis. I am concerned that you had an ultrasound, but the doctor did not put you on treatment or an antibiotic? Any to shrink up the prostate gland? ...Read more

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I've been having some irritation on my perineum area redness on both sides between my vulva and anus. It seems to worsen with wetness. Any suggestion?

I've been having some irritation on my perineum area redness on both sides between my vulva and anus. It seems to worsen with wetness. Any suggestion?

Sounds like yeast: It sounds like you may have a yeast infection. Over the counter yeast creams are available. You could try that. If not improved then you will need to be seen for an examination so that a more definitive diagnosis can be made. ...Read more

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I have an irritation in my anus but no blood in stool, what can it be? (no anal intercourse)

I have an irritation in my anus but no blood in stool, what can it be? (no anal intercourse)

Several things: Anal irritation can be from many things. Simple proctitis can be from poor hygiene. One can have parasites (worms) that cause irritation, hemorrhoids both intrernal and external, prolapse of the rectum will cause this. There are inflammatory bowel disorders to cause this. An anal fissure (tear) can do this. Constipation can cause this as well as diarrhea. If worrisome, see pcp. ...Read more

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I have chronic itching and irritation in my anus?

I have chronic itching and irritation in my anus?

Itchy Butt; Caffeine: Is the most common cause of anal itching not hemorrhoids as stated win the ads. Pinworms can be another cause usually in children after playing in the dirt. But cokes, coffee, tea, chocolate, and energy drinks like red bull have lots of caffeine leading to severe itching and bleeding, even waking you from your sleep at night clawing at your bottom. Stop the caffeine! ...Read more

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Is it safe to use careone cocoa butter on the outside of the anus to treat mild irritation?

Should be.: We don't know the cause of yourself irritation. If its a heat rash, I prefer a&d ointment. If not better in few days then the cause is different, cellulitis or fungus. Need other ointments. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hey, I'm a 26 year old female, traveling in Cambodia, I've recently been having irritation, and itching around my anus, redness and small white bumps.

Hey, I'm a 26 year old female, traveling in Cambodia, I've recently been having irritation, and itching around my anus, redness and small white bumps.

Pinworm infection: This sounds like pinworm. Definitely sanitation there might be lower than where you're from-and the pinworm eggs can survive for 2 or 3 weeks outside the body-so easy to pick up. Not sure if you're familiar with the tape test? Where you stick clear tape around your anus first thing in the a.m. (to get eggs) and bring to a doc. Or try empiric therapy-pyrantel pamoate, mebendazole or albendazole. ...Read more

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I'm 29 years, had c-section on 4 Feb, lot of itching n irritation in anus especially after passing stool, problem elevates at night, suggest remedy.

I'm 29 years, had c-section on 4 Feb, lot of itching n irritation in anus especially after passing stool, problem elevates at night, suggest remedy.

Hemorrhoids.: This sounds like hemorrhoids. Not uncommon with pregnancy and can cause itching, irritation. Try a hemorrhoid cream on the area daily for 10 days. And try to stay regular with high fiber diet and drink plenty of water. ...Read more

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Irritation and itching of the outer vagina and anus.3 vaginal culture normal. No yeast or infection. Is it possible that yeast dnt show up in 3 culture?

Irritation and itching of the outer vagina and anus.3 vaginal culture normal. No yeast or infection. Is it possible that yeast dnt show up in 3 culture?

Tests: If they specifically tested for yeast, (ask your doctor), then it is not likely the cause. You might want to ask your doctor to test you for pinworms. Pinworms can cause anal and vaginal itching and irritation. They are easily treated. Here is some more info;
https://www. Health. Ny.gov/diseases/communicable/pinworm/fact_sheet. Htm ...Read more

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