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Is it OK to douche your the anal canal?

Is it OK to douche your the anal canal?

Not recommended: Douching the anus can traumatize sensitive tissues and may provide a route for infection. ...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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For the past 3 months feeling a strange tissue in my anal canal. Could feel it only sometimes. When touched, blood is seen. What is happening actually?

For the past 3 months feeling a strange tissue in my anal canal. Could feel it only sometimes. When touched, blood is seen. What is happening actually?

Probably...: A hemorrhoid (enlarged or inflamed vascular cushion), psrgaps an anal fissure (tear in lining), less likely polyp or tumor. See doc, get examined. Hemorrhoid Rx is relatively simple, usually without surgery. ...Read more

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Is lancing the only way to truly get rid of a hemorid? How do you get rid of one inside the beginning of the anal canal?

No: First, reduce reasons hemorrhoids happen. Hard stool is # 1, so drink lots of fluids and fiber. Rectal suppositories with cortisone cream combined with witch hazel treatments and sitz baths will also get rid of them. ...Read more

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With second degree of hemorroids with polylps in anal canal posterior approximately 1 CM of diameter should need to operate immediately.?

Soon: Generally hemorrhoids should be treated only if they are symptomatic, a true polyp espiecially if it's 1cm in size should be removed to prevent potential progression to cancer. ...Read more

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Was told my surgery for diverticulitis made scarring which caused narrowing of anal canal. Can this narrowing also be a common cause of diverticultis?

Was told my surgery for diverticulitis made scarring which caused narrowing of anal canal. Can this narrowing also be a common cause of diverticultis?

Do you MEAN anal??: Surgery for diverticulitis does not involve the anus, and anal narrowing is not a complication of diverticulitis surgery. The area where the colon is re-attached can become narrowed for several reasons. These are very different things- please clarify your concern for a more meaningful answer. ...Read more

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Can scabies infect your anal canal?

Can scabies infect your anal canal?

No: The scabies mite does not thrive in a mucous environment. It lives and multiplies on skin surfaces, especially on the genitals, wrists, buttocks, axiila and chest. Interestingly, in most cases the face and scalp are not affected. ...Read more

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Are hemorrhoids just inside the anal canal considered external hemorrhoids?

Are hemorrhoids just inside the anal canal considered external hemorrhoids?

Pain: External hemorrhoids are painful. These are hemorrhoids near nerves and you'll know you have them from pain and irritation. Painless hemorrhoids are usually internal but may prolapse and you notice them when cleaning. Either one can affect your life. If so see your doctor for a referral to a colo-rectal surgeon. Improve your quality of life. ...Read more

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I recently asked a doctor about a fissure on my anal canal. Will it ever heal?

I recently asked a doctor about a fissure on my anal canal. Will it ever heal?

Yes, with time: It will take some time to heal. In the meantime, avoid trauma, including effects of constipation, to the area as this can lead to bleeding, infection, and, rarely, incontinence. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a single white painful odd shaped herpes lesion under tongue and have herpes vesicles in anal canal simultaneouly?

Is it possible to have a single white painful odd shaped herpes lesion under tongue and have herpes vesicles in anal canal simultaneouly?

Very unlikely.: The oral lesion is probably an unrelated aphthous ulcer.

http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/867080-overview. ...Read more

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I have this Rock hard bump in my anal canal the size of a pin head. It hurts when I touch it. No Bleeding but just hard. Can it be an external pile?

I have this Rock hard bump in my anal canal the size of a pin head. It hurts when I touch it. No Bleeding but just hard. Can it be an external pile?

No: But you are "close"

It's most likely an INTERNAL hemorrhoid which has clotted and is shrinking...

It will slowly go away! If it does not your PCP can look with an "anoscope"

Sitz baths might help!
Hope this helps!
DR Z ...Read more

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Went to surgery center, doc saw bumps in my anal canal and swabbed for herpes, would I really have it and only have outbreaks in anus?

Went to surgery center, doc saw bumps in my anal canal and swabbed for herpes, would I really have it and only have outbreaks in anus?

Anal infections: Stay with your doc. The answer to your question will depend on the culture results and additional tests may be necessary to reach diagnosis. Be well. Take a friend with you. ...Read more

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When u put a glycerin suppository in is it supposed to shoot up your anal canal all the way up through the intestines etc or do u pull it out?

When u put a glycerin suppository in is it supposed to shoot up your anal canal all the way up through the intestines etc or do u pull it out?

All the way in: A glycerin suppository will dissolve in the rectum. It should go all the way in, where it will help lubricate as well as stimulate a bowel movement- it doesn't really reach the intestines. No need to pull it out. ...Read more

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Female 22 recently noticed a bump near anal canal and I believe its hemorrhoids? Is that curable? Does it go away natural? Sometimes it isn't that big

Female 22 recently noticed a bump near anal canal and I believe its hemorrhoids? Is that curable? Does it go away natural? Sometimes it isn't that big

Hemorrhoids: If you felt a bump you may have had a small perianal abscess. Hemorrhoids are graded Stage 1-4 and can be treated by several methods including banding and surgery. Physicians will also teach you to eat plenty of fiber, stay hydrated, and to avoid straining during bowel movements. Visit your physician for more information and a referral to a colorectal surgeon for an exam and or treatment. ...Read more

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I was recently told I had a fissure (paper cut on my anal canal) how can I get rid of it so I can start back doing anal with my bf?

You can't: You need to give it time to heal on its own. This can take a few weeks to completely heal. Constipation can also exacerbate the fissure. Any trauma to the area before it's healed can lead to infection, bleeding, or in serious cases, issues with continence. ...Read more

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Drunk guy tried to force unprotected anal then vaginal sex, never penetrated but doc saw bumps in anal canal, wouldn't I have vaginal outbreaks too?

Drunk guy tried to force unprotected anal then vaginal sex, never penetrated but doc saw bumps in anal canal, wouldn't I have vaginal outbreaks too?

Not necessarily: While many sexually transmitted infections can grow anywhere that sexual secretions spread some are more sensitive to the environment and will develop more in one area than another. "bumps" can be a lot of things, some of no concern at all, others need to be followed to confirm resolution without recurrence. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get pregnant from unprotected anal sex - can sperm live three days in the anal canal?

Is it possible to get pregnant from unprotected anal sex - can sperm live three days in the anal canal?

No, but. ..: No, you cannot get pregnant from anal sex alone. But you can get pregnant if any sperm gets into the vagina before or after the anal sex. It is still important to use protection during anal sex to try to prevent unwanted pregnancy. As far as how long sperm can live in the anal canal - 3 days - maybe. The environment is not ideal for sperm and with bowel movements it is probably less. ...Read more

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I have high risk hpv, I never had anal sex, but is it possible for hpv to go inside anal canal, without penetration?

I have high risk hpv, I never had anal sex, but is it possible for hpv to go inside anal canal, without penetration?

Outside: Once HPV lesions occur on the outside of the anal sphincter, they can easily enter the rectum especially if left untreated for a period of time. ...Read more

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I have had all 4 strains of HPV that causes cancer, in 2006 I had the precancer cells removed, could there still be strains in the anal canal?

I have had all 4 strains of HPV that causes cancer, in 2006 I had the precancer cells removed, could there still be strains in the anal canal?

Continue screening: The HPV strains are with you for life, but as long as you continue screening, you are very unlikely to come down with an incurable lesion as a result of this. Many people are in your situation. Keep on being a good patient and a wise person. ...Read more

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I put yoplait flavored yogurt on my anus to help with what I thought was a anal yeast infection, but could it possibly cause bumps in my anal canal?

I put yoplait flavored yogurt on my anus to help with what I thought was a anal yeast infection, but could it possibly cause bumps in my anal canal?

Medical evaluation: The cultures in most yogurts are dead. Kefir is a rich source of probiotics. There are also probiotic pills or special yogurts that are rich in live cultures. The good news is that taking the probiotics orally will help you -so you don't have to place yogurt internally. However, if you have bumps in your anal canal that isn't likely to be due to yeast. See your doctor for eval. ...Read more

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Was told I had a narrowing of the anal canal due to scarring after colon surgery. Called a fissure? What is the success rate of fixing this w surgery?

Was told I had a narrowing of the anal canal due to scarring after colon surgery. Called a fissure? What is the success rate of fixing this w surgery?

Miscommunication: I think you are confusing your terms here. What you are describing sounds like an anal stricture/stenosis. An anal fissure is a tear in the lining of the anus. These are two totally different processes with different treatments. I would clarify with your physician what it is you have exactly. Strictures can initially be treated with dilation. ...Read more

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Could hemorrhoids and hard stools cause bumps in the anal canal?

Could hemorrhoids and hard stools cause bumps in the anal canal?

Depends: Constipation and straining with bowel movements can lead to hemorrhoids and anal fissure over time. Bumps is a vague term, so getting in touch with your doc for details will be helpful. Sometimes an exam under anesthesia with biopsy is indicated. Be well. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with Villious Adenoma of the anal canal at the verge. Is this pre-cancer. My GI Doc appeared puzzled and referred me to USC in LA.

I was diagnosed with Villious Adenoma of the anal canal at the verge. Is this pre-cancer. My GI Doc appeared puzzled and referred me to USC in LA.

Villus adenoma: It is a polyp typically and needs to be addressed. Unusual location so that is probably why the doctor is puzzled. You will need to see a colorectal surgery for further evaluation and probably surgical removal or removal under anesthesia. ...Read more