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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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I'm having a problem that when I pass stool my anus burs... in morning once I finished after an hour I feel I have to go toilet again. Than I go for it 3 to 4 times daily, anus burning problem facing from four days. My anus remain burning more than one a

I'm having a problem that when I pass stool my anus burs... in morning once I finished after an hour I feel I have to go toilet again. Than I go for it 3 to 4 times daily, anus burning problem facing from four days. My anus remain burning more than one a

See doctor: There are many causes of rectal burning. Infection or hemorroids are common causes. You can try a hemorrhoid cream and see if this helps but if it does not you may need to see a doctor for an exam to get a diagnosis and treatment. ...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

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I have diarrhea and when I poop my anus hurts like its burning. Can I do anything to relieve that?

I have diarrhea and when I poop my anus hurts like its burning. Can I do anything to relieve that?

Pruritus ani: Pruritus ani (also known as anusitis) is the irritation of the skin at the exit of the rectum, known as the anus, causing the desire to scratch. Sometimes it can feel like burning and can be caused by the irritation of diarrhea. Curing the diarrhea is the real treatment, but in the mean time, keeping the are dry and using steroid creams can help. See Doctor if persists. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My anus is itching and burning, I have bad diarrhea and when I pee it burns and I urinate often. What is this?

My anus is itching and burning, I have bad diarrhea and when I pee it burns and I urinate often. What is this?

Your perianal: Itching and burning could be related to the 'bad diarrhea' u say u have. U need workup including stool studies and sometimes colonoscopy with biopsies to diag why you have it. Meanwhile keep the area dry and avoid foods which make your diarrhea worse. Burning diring urination and increase freq is associated with an infection. You will need urine analysis to assess that. Plz see your fam doc. ...Read more

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On amoxicillin, 500mg, 3 pills a day. A few days later, my vag to anus is itchy & burning sensation. Caused yeast infection? Can I take probiotics?

On amoxicillin, 500mg, 3 pills a day. A few days later, my vag to anus is itchy & burning sensation. Caused yeast infection? Can I take probiotics?

Yeast medication: If you feel like you have a yeast infection then it is reasonable to try an over the counter yeast medication. These are available at any pharmacy. Probiotics are not likely to treat a true yeast infection ...Read more

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About an inch above my anus is very red, itchy, burning with a smelly discharge. Doctor ruled out genital herpes after a swab test but now it is worse?

About an inch above my anus is very red, itchy, burning with a smelly discharge. Doctor ruled out genital herpes after a swab test but now it is worse?

Maybe a fistula: Could be a peri-anal fistula, which is a communication between the inside of the anus and the skin, thought it be caused by a small abscess on the inside. This is treated by a colorectal surgeon, and there are various techniques available. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My skin around anus is cracked, burning and bleeding at the time of bowel movement resulting in loss of blood. Help?

My skin around anus is cracked, burning and bleeding at the time of bowel movement resulting in loss of blood. Help?

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

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Help! I have burning sensation in the anus?

Help! I have burning sensation in the anus?

Burning: Burning sensation around the anal canal can be from a multitude of issues. One of the most common is an anal fissure or crack in the anal skin and is usually benign. If you are concerned I would recommend your doctor do a thorough rectal exam to make the diagnosis. ...Read more