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Hi, i have noticed patch of purple skin around my anus. It has well defined edge and it doesn't itch just looks odd. What could be the cause?

Hi, i have noticed patch of purple skin around my anus. It has well defined edge and it doesn't itch just looks odd. What could be the cause?

Skin color anus: is this a new change or has it been there? If it has been there it may be normal for you. If it is new, have it checked. It may reflect a change in blood flow or a birth mark. Have your doctor see it. All the best. ...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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Purple around anus. Looked like deflated sacs. Larger red/purple in middle sac right inside anus. And a skin tag. Hemorrhoid or polyp?

Purple around anus. Looked like deflated sacs. Larger red/purple in middle sac right inside anus. And a skin tag. Hemorrhoid or polyp?

Most likely: Can be a thrombosed hemorrhoid or a sentinel pile--especially if accompanied by a history of constipation, excessive pressure to move your bowels. A physical examination would be in order, however, to determine exact diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have some small zits without white head around anus , sometimes it itch i think it is cause the zits, is that normal?

I have some small zits without white head around anus , sometimes it itch i think it is cause the zits, is that normal?

See your doctor ASAP: There are several conditions that can present this way. Some are caused by infections, some of which might be potentially serious. You should be seen soon. Good luck! ...Read more

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Skin around anus hurts slightly. Like an abrasion. And hurts when i clean. Burns slightly. What is it? Haven't been sexually involved for months.

Skin around anus hurts slightly. Like an abrasion. And hurts when i clean. Burns slightly. What is it? Haven't been sexually involved for months.

Pruritis Ani: Pruritus ani can be caused by many things including pinworms (parasites), bacterial infections, diet, reactions to oral antibiotics, and underlying (systemic) disease conditions of the body such as diabetes mellitus. ...Read more

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Flap of skin around anus since 7 years, no pain or itching, no problem passing stool. What could it be? Is it ok to just leave it as it is?

Flap of skin around anus since 7 years, no pain or itching, no problem passing stool. What could it be? Is it ok to just leave it as it is?

To cut or not to cut: A fleshy tag around the anal opening present for 7 years without changing is nothing serious but can present a problem with "clean up" after a bowel movement. Such tags can be removed surgically but it's a pain in the butt! sorry for the pun. Your choice if, it bothers you enough get it off otherwise no problem. ...Read more

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Flap of skin around anus since 6 years, no pain or itching, no problem passing stool. What could it be? Is it ok to just leave it as it is?

Flap of skin around anus since 6 years, no pain or itching, no problem passing stool. What could it be? Is it ok to just leave it as it is?

Rectal lesion: If it has been there for 6 years and not caused any problems, then it is mostly benign. The flap of skin could be a skin tag, polyp, or hemorrhoid tag. An examination would give you a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can I saftey use Apple cider vinegar to remove skin tag around anus ?

Can I saftey use Apple cider vinegar to remove skin tag around anus ?

NO: See your doctor , see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment , may be skin tags or warts caused HPV ( Human Papilloma Virus ) ...Read more

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My 11mnth old baby girl has cries when she poos.stools are soft.i noticed a skin fold around anus.used topical1%steroid for 2wks.wat cud it be??

My 11mnth old baby girl has cries when she poos.stools are soft.i noticed a skin fold around anus.used topical1%steroid for 2wks.wat cud it be??

Have her seen: Have her bottom examined if she is uncomfortable with stooling. It may be a fissure? Although that is often associated with bleeding. It may be normal. All the best. ...Read more

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Anal itching, scratches around anus skin, light bleeding. No pain/normal bowel mov. Rectoscopy normal. Ongoing for years. What is the best treatment?

Anal itching, scratches around anus skin, light bleeding. No pain/normal bowel mov. Rectoscopy normal. Ongoing for years. What is the best treatment?

Clean: Anal itching can be a very tough symptom to cure. However, I have found the following procedure an excellent "almost" cure. Immediately after every bowl movement, wash the area with soap and water. Dry the area well and then either rub in otc Hydrocortisone cream or vasaline petroleum jelly. This routine works great and has been extremely successful with my patients. ...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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I have itching & burning inside the anal canal for 15 days.I don't have piles or fissure but have soiling and skin around anus is red.I'm seeing proctologist after 2 week but I need rapid relief.could it be infection (I have never had sex)?what to do

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I have itching & burning inside the anal canal for 15 days.I don't have piles or fissure but have soiling and skin around anus is red.I'm seeing proctologist after 2 week but I need rapid relief.could it be infection (I have never had sex)?what to do

Need rapid relief: There are several things that can be causing your symptoms, but it seems you are already scheduled for someone to talk to you about them. You might consider using over the counter hemorrhoidal cream with steroids. You might also consider Sitz baths or sitting in some warm water. When you sit on a chair, use a donut cushion. When you wipe yourself, moisten the toilet paper slightly. ...Read more

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I have an itchy vagina and anus. Raw red skin around anus and red raised bumps around both. Scabies?? Small tear around anus from being constipated.

I have an itchy vagina and anus. Raw red skin around anus and red raised bumps around both. Scabies??  Small tear around anus from being constipated.

Yeast infection?: The most common cause of such symptoms is candidiasis (yeast infection, thrush). If so, it seems more severe than average. Herpes might be possible if you are sexually active. Scabies rarely occurs in these locations, but might be possible if you have typical scabies elsewhere (hands, elbows, waist, etc). See a doctor or clinic ASAP for professional diagnosis and treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Redness and some white bumps between perineum (female) and anus, no itch or burn. Constipated, hurts to poop. Red skin around anus, anus looks bruised?

Redness and some white bumps between perineum (female) and anus, no itch or burn. Constipated, hurts to poop. Red skin around anus, anus looks bruised?

More info; get check: Any anorectal coitus? Possible irritation or even early herpes infection. Any constipation or hemorrhoid history? That could be a factor. Any recent yeast discharge with vsginal symptoms as well. An in-person exam sounds warranted, especially STD is a possibility. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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39 y/o female with inflamed, itchy, peeling skin around anus for weeks. Last night had a bloody bowel movement (fair amount of blood, toilet bowl bright red). STI tests all clear, not been sexually active at all for years. What could this be?

39 y/o female with inflamed, itchy, peeling skin around anus for weeks. Last night had a bloody bowel movement (fair amount of blood, toilet bowl bright red). STI tests all clear, not been sexually active at all for years. What could this be?

See Dr: Probably local irritation and/ or hemorrhoids. Need professional evaluation because of other possible causes. Meanwhile use skin lotion on bathroom paper to clean anal skin. Do this after any bowel movement. Do this whenever the area feels wet. Do this whenever the area feels itchy or irritated. Clean around + inside anus with the lotion on soft bathroom paper. ...Read more

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Have a purple ring around my anus and a small pea sized, not squishy but somewhat hard, thing underneath the skin, some what worried any insite?

Have a purple ring around my anus and a small pea sized, not squishy but somewhat hard, thing underneath the skin, some what worried any insite?

Not normal: Please see your doctor for an examination. You might have an infection or some other type of issue. I know it can be embarrassing to have a doctor look at such a private place, but it is important. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have had pain and blood when wiping for years now. I have noticed purple skin in my anus also. And a long flap of skin just near my anus opening?

I have had pain and blood when wiping for years now. I have noticed purple skin in my anus also. And a long flap of skin just near my anus opening?

Likely hemorrhoid: Though likely just a hemorrhoid, though occasionally, crohns disease can present with elongated purple perianal skin tag, also a chronic fissure can have a sentinel tag as you describe with an underlying fissure...I suggest you have it checked out. ...Read more

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I have a round dark purple vein above skin on inside butt cherk, 6in from anus.Very painful to touch or sit. Is it a hemorrhoid even if it's not on anus?

I have a round dark purple vein above skin on inside butt cherk, 6in from anus.Very painful to touch or sit. Is it a hemorrhoid even if it's not on anus?

May not be a vein.: This far from the anal opening it is definitely not a hemorrhoid, but could be any number of things that "look" like a bulging vein, like a cyst or fistula. Sounds as if this needs evaluation, since there are bowel conditions like crohn's disease that can present this way. See your doctor; if you want to use a specialist, consider a general surgeon or gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I have a patch of blue-ish purple skin below my testicles, between my buttcheeks near my anus?

I have a patch of blue-ish purple skin below my testicles, between my buttcheeks near my anus?

See below: If the area doesn't get larger over time, it is probably a hemangioma (birthmark). If it is tender and feels like a lump, it could be a hemorrhoid. If a birthmark doesn't change and doesn't bother you, leave it alone ...Read more

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I have a small purplish hard lump just inside anus. Seems behind the skin - i can move skin around it. No bleeding or pus. Should i worry? 43 yo male

I have a small purplish hard lump just inside anus. Seems behind the skin - i can move skin around it. No bleeding or pus. Should i worry? 43 yo male

Hemorrhoid: You have a hemorrhoid. This is a common human experience and is in reality a blood clot in one of the rectal veins. If it is not bleeding or causing pain then it should just reabsorb and you will be fine. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: around anus?

What is the definition or description of: around anus?

You can touch it: Around, to me, would mean you can touch anus (opening) and the other thing you are concerned with at the same time with the same hand. ...Read more

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White patch around anus what is it?

White patch around anus what is it?

Lichenification: That is the most common white "plaque like" patch. It is a benign phenomenon usually will resolve with topical steroids. However YOU SHOULD BE EXAMINED BY A PHYSICIAN. There are other less benign conditions that look like that ...Read more

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Can I use sophramycin on rashes around anus?

Can I use sophramycin on rashes around anus?

Not a good idea: Since you don't know what you're treating, it's not good to "shotgun" therapy. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Raw around anus... Inflammatory diseases hidrandenitis, bleeding from around anal, why?

Raw around anus... Inflammatory diseases hidrandenitis, bleeding from around anal, why?

Not just hemorrhoids: Inflammation and bleeding per ano-rectum that recurs may indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.), paget's, or bleeding further upstream. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaid's, anticoagulants can cause bleeding), get evaluated. Likely is not hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Red rash around anus what could it be?

Red rash: A red rash around anus could be caused by an infectious or allergic process. See your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

Around Anus (Definition)

Around, to me, would mean you can touch anus (opening) and the other thing you are concerned with at the same time ...Read more