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Pain Above Anus Diagnosis
I have a pain full lump on my left side of anus. Lump appeared after being diagnosised witb sinius infection and could not have a bowel movement?
Anal lumps could: be any of a number of different things. These cannot be differentiated without an examination. You will need to see a health care provider to find out for sure what is going on. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BM pain with wiping:
the first reason that comes to mind is that there is a small tear, an anal fissure, causing the pain. These small tears can be common...Especially if your bowel movements are hard or difficult.
The other common problem is hemorrhoids.
I would want to know if you were bleeding and how long the pain is persisting. If you are having increasing pain you need to be seen. ...Read more
Pains: There are many cause of pain in the anal area. Some of the more common include an abscess which may need to be drained), thrombosed hemorrhoid (which may need drainage or removal), anal fissure or crack in the anal skin. I would recommend you see you doctor who may be able to treat this or refer ...Read more
Lumbar spine x-ray: See your physician who will conduct a thorough history and physical exam, including reflexes of the lower extremities. I would also recommend beginning with a plain X-ray of your lower spine ("Lumbar spine" and "sacrum") ...Read more