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What causes pain in the anus?

What causes pain in the anus?

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

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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What can cause the pain in my anus?

What can cause the pain in my anus?

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

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What are common sources of pain in the anus?

Several: Hemorrhoids, fissures, abscesses, muscle spasm, tumor of the anorectal region. ...Read more

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Sometime get mild sweet pain in deep anus? Age 18

Sometime get mild sweet pain in deep anus? Age 18

I'm confused...: Was the word "sweet" in your question a typo? Are you looking for a differential diagnosis? Have you been examined, and has an anal fissure been ruled out? Do you practice any activities that promote or worsen your symptoms? Happy to help if we best understand your question and its context. ...Read more

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What can cause a sharp knife-like pain in your anus?

What can cause a sharp knife-like pain in your anus?

Anal fissure: An anal fissure can cause a very sharp pain in the anus. See your doctor ...Read more

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I have a discomfort not a pain in my anus what can I do? And what is it?

I have a discomfort not a pain in my anus what can I do? And what is it?

Many things!: Too many possibilities to give you an answer. Pruritis ani, to hemorrhoids, to... See your doctor of examination and therapy! ...Read more

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I have bad pain in my anus anyway I could reduce it?

I have bad pain in my anus anyway I could reduce it?

Need 2nd opinion: Proctologists are specialists on anal issues/pain and can examine the cause, and go over in detail the possible solutions, depending on the cause of your pain. This is difficult to treat without knowing the details, and they know exactly what to do, by taking a full history, dietary habits, food allergies, exposure to infectious causes, and can put your mind at ease. Best not to treat on your own. ...Read more

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What would cause pain in the anus area after ejaculating?

Prostatitis: Inflammation of your prostate or some other prostate issues, which is a gland that the urethra travels through, may be the cause. Intense pain in your anus after ejaculating would point to a possible prostate issue. Recommend seeing a urologist and getting an evaluation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm getting this very sharp pain in my anus. What can it be?

I'm getting this very sharp pain in my anus. What can it be?

Could be either: A fissure, hemorrhoids, or an abscess. Please have an exam by your primary doc for a physical and correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Pain in my anus. Need donut. What are causes? Please answer sirs?

Pain in my anus. Need donut. What are causes? Please answer sirs?

Several: Several causes of anal pain: inflamed hemorrhoids, anal fissure, proctitis, std, parasites. See you doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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wake up at night with spasmic pain in the anus @ night every few monthsLasting few mins, earlier relief when bending. M, 31, healthy, Levator syndr?!

wake up at night with spasmic pain in the anus @ night every few monthsLasting few mins, earlier relief when bending. M, 31, healthy, Levator syndr?!

Ouch!: Since ano-rectal spasm, while very painful, doesn't last long, medication isn't too helpful. Sitting on "the throne" and straining as if you were trying to have a bowel movement may help. It works the same way as flexing your ankle does if you get a Charlie Horse in your calf: by actively stretching the contracted, cramping muscles. What you describe is typical for levator ani syndrome. ...Read more

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What causes a sharp pain in the anus/rectum?

Pains: There are a multitude of issues that can cause rectal/anal pain. These include a fissure (crack in the skin), abscess, thrombosed hemorrhoid and others. I would recommend seeing either your primary doctor or a surgeon for an exam. ...Read more

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Have a shocking pain like a stabbing pain in my anus what could it means?

Have a shocking pain like a stabbing pain in my anus what could it means?

See below: There are several causes for anal pain, but if the pain is severe, lasts from a few seconds to a few minutes, only comes intermittently and there is no rectal pain between episodes, it's likely a condition called Proctalgia fugax. Several causes have been implicated including spasm of anal muscles and pudental nerve compression. Treatments include topical medications and nerve blocks, among others. ...Read more

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What can cause pain in the anus, especially while sitting for long periods?

Ans: Well you need to give more history. Best for you to see your doctor and have physical exam ...Read more

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Pain in my anus - it happens periodically (every 2-3 months) - in the middle of the night (never during the day) - it is so strong that I wake up and it takes 5-10 minutes before it goes away - it does not seem to be related to my sexual activity (it happ

There: There are many reasons for anal pain. You need to see a colon and rectal surgeon so he can examine you to make sure you don't have a fissure or another cause of the pain. If you are about to turn 40 and you are having colorectal complaints a colorectal surgeon might also recommend doing a colonoscopy for you as well as part of your evaluation. ...Read more

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What Is IBS? Can it cause pain in the anus? Why?

What Is IBS? Can it cause pain in the anus? Why?

IBS: It could but I would see a doctor about these symptoms soon. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in the anus after sneezing?

Couple of things: Hemorrhoids and fissure both come to mind.
More likely the first. There are other possibilities as well.

I'd suggest seeing your doctor to have it checked out. ...Read more

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Pain in the anus worse when sitting and driving better when laying down or in bath?

See your doc: Could be hemorrhoid or other conditions. Simplest go to see your doctor and you may find the result. Hang on there. ...Read more

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What can be done for pain in your anus--it's very painful to sit or stand and urinate frequently?

What can be done for pain in your anus--it's very painful to sit or stand and urinate frequently?

Pelvic process?: Sounds like both bladder & bowels are affected. Regardless of gender, this deserves evaluation. Possiblities include: urinary tract infection, abscess, atypical appendicitis/colitis, significant prostatitis (men), gynecologic inflammation (woman), rectal/anal dysfunction with resulting anal fissure, lower spine problem. Please get checked & avoid the temptation to wait or try topical otc agents. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a pain in my anus while defecating. I thinks its a fissure but there is no blood and pain only on the toiilet.

Hi, I have a pain in my anus while defecating. I thinks its a fissure but there is no blood and pain only on the toiilet.

Anal fissure and: Hemorrhoids are possibilities. Try taking otc nsaids and applying preparation h. Laxatives or stool softeners would help if u are constipated. Take care! ...Read more

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A few days ago I had a prostate exam. Everything was good no issues but ever since the examination I've had really bad pain in my anus.?

Anal Fissure/tear: You probabely have Anal Fissure as a result of Rectal Exam or a tear in the anal wall. Avoid constipation with high fiber diet and may need stool softner like Docusate Sodium. And plenty fluids. But if it persists see your doctor and you may be prescribed Nitroglycerine ointment 0.2% can be prescribed. It relaxes the anal sphincture and help the fissure heal. Other choice is Nifedipine cream. ...Read more

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My 4 year old daughter is complaining about severe pain in her anus inside. Nothing visible outside but she screams holding it and says its very painf?

She may be....: ....Constipated. At her age, it's not uncommon to hold the poop in if it hurts to pass it. Then the discomfort gets worse and worse because the stool accumulates, and she tries even harder to hold it in, which makes the problem worse and so on in an increasing cycle. See your pediatrician for help dealing with this as it will likely get worse if you don't get help soon. Good luck. ...Read more

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When I use the bathroom, often I have a tearing pain from my anus and see blood, sometimes more than others, when wiping. On & off for a year. Fissure?

Possible: It could be a hemorrhoid or a fissure. If trial of constipation control and hemorrhoidal topicals or suppository offer no relief see your doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in my anus? When I stand up or when I am sitting and a I sneeze, I feel pain. After I sit for a while and I stand up, the process hurts my anus. When I sneeze while sitting, my anus hurts. It doesn't hurt if I am already standing.

There: There are several possibilities. An anal fissure is a small crack that develops at the rectum (much like happens at the corners of our lips), and can be very painful. Another possibility is a hemorrhoid. Infections can occur in the rectal area also. The only way to know for sure is to have an evaluation by your physician where he examines the area. This is important because you need to have a definite diagnosis, especially as this has been going on for six weeks. ...Read more

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I get pain in my anus before I poop.?

Need exam: Two of the possible causes would be an anal fissure or possibly even hemorrhoids, but an exam would be required to know for sure. Fissure pain is often burning, stinging or sharp as occurs with a bowel movement. Hemorrhoidal pain is usually more throbbing and may occur before, during or after a BM ...Read more

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Why do I get a a cramping pain in my anus sometimes?  

Spasm: Of the anal muscles can be due to a fissure or other inflammation in the anus. Hi fiber diet but more importantly hi fluid intake up to 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid to maintain a soft bm but not so soft that it loses its form. I would avoid spicy food and acidic food such as any tomato based products. Then you should see a colorectal surgeon for a proper evaluation. ...Read more