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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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My anus is burning after having a loose stool. What does that mean? Could it be something i atet?

My anus is burning after having a loose stool. What does that mean? Could it be something i atet?

Some possibilities: May have fissures, fistula, abscess? Sexually transmitted disease (syphilis, gc, hiv, etc.) should be considered. Hemorrhoids ; rectal prolapse can appear as a painful swelling or pain after bm. Anal trauma of any kind may cause mechanical injury. Skin eruptions need to be considered. But if fissure is confirmed, topical Nitroglycerin is traditionally used, although other agents can be compounded. ...Read more

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Hello there my anus has been burning like mad after and sometimes before I go to have a poo and I have to stop what I'm doing and try and do something?

Hello there my anus has been burning like mad after and sometimes before I go to have a poo and I have to stop what I'm doing and try and do something?

R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com Wholeapproach.com TXPROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BENTY ...Read more

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My anus has a burning, itching feeling. Like it is inflamed. When looked at through the mirror, it is red. What is it and how do I get rid of it?!

My anus has a burning, itching feeling. Like it is inflamed. When looked at through the mirror, it is red. What is it and how do I get rid of it?!

Proctitis?: Answer depends on if any exposures to unpurified water, foreign travel, anal intercourse or sex-play, general health & immune status, etc. But, if these are ok, then can try hemorrhoid-type steroid cream to area for a few days. If no change in 3-5 days, see your dr for exam and possibly GI referral, depending on concerns raised. ...Read more

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Why is my anus always have a burning, itching sensation? What causes this?

Why is my anus always have a burning, itching sensation? What causes this?

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