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Is it possible to have herpes over 20 years and not know it. How can yoube tested for it if the blister is in your rectum?

Is it possible to have herpes over 20 years and not know it.  How can  yoube tested for it if the blister is in your rectum?

Get a culture: Current blood tests for herpes only tell whether you have been exposed to the virus, not whether it is present in a silent or latent form somewhere in your body. The best test to have would be a culture of the fluid inside a blister. ...Read more

Rectum (Definition)

The rectum is the last portion of the GI tract where the colon ends. It is heavily muscled and generally remains contacted to control the colonic contents but is under conscious control when a ...Read more


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What can be done for a blood blister inside the rectum?

What can be done for a blood blister inside the rectum?

Heal naturally: I think you're describing an internal hemorroid. If it's not bleeding, it will heal on it's own. If it continues to bleed, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Painful lump or blister in my rectum. Painful while passing stool. Difficult to get some sleep due to the pain.

Doubt internal hemrr: One reliable characteristic of internal hemrroids is that they are not painful. The may or may not bleed. Painful mass may represent external hemrroid, abcess, herpes simplex, or a fissure that had become inflamed and begun granulating, giving the general sense of a mass. ...Read more

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I have a row of very painful itchy blisters under my right breast.I also have a burning itching in my rectum area.Do you think these 2 issues related?

I have a row of very painful itchy blisters under my right breast.I also have a burning itching in my rectum area.Do you think these 2 issues related?

Hard to know: without seeing you, Maryamj, but it sounds like you might have a fungal infection which can occur in any tight space where there is trapped sweat and is called intertrigo. These infections are especially common in diabetics, so you should be checked for that, especially if you have a family history or are overweight. Meanwhile, try Cruex powder and keep the areas very dry, perhaps with tissue. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an internal prolapse? How can it be identified? I see the inner rectum when straining, is it an internal prolapse?

What are the symptoms of an internal prolapse? How can it be identified? I see the inner rectum when straining, is it an internal prolapse?

Not if...: If it reverses after bowel movement, it is temporary! a true prolapse would remain fixed. I think you should ingest more fiber, to allay the possibility it can happen! ...Read more

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Often i suffer from waves of pain going through the colon to the rectum , is that i symptom of something bigger?

Often i suffer from waves of pain going through the colon to the rectum , is that i symptom of something bigger?

? tenesmus: It important to know whether this is of a new onset or chronic. Any irritation of the colon can cause cramping that can appear wavelike. New onset could be an infection in the colon, a chronic pain could be multiple cause including irritable bowel or inflammatory bowel disease. A good rule of thumb is does the pain wake you up at night? If it does, this needs to be investigated. ...Read more

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Soreness at rectum and very lite bleeding after wiping. Sometimes some leakage. Any thoughts? No other symptoms.

Get proctoscopy: You should see a gastroenterologist or a colorectal surgeon for detailed rectal exam and proctoscopy if necessary. Common causes of such symptoms are anal fissure, hemorrhoids and perianal fistula/sinus. Procto-colitis is another condition that can be diagnosed with proctoscopy and is important in young individuals. Treatment will depend upon diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is an itchy anus or rectum also a symptom of an abscess down there?

Is an itchy anus or rectum also a symptom of an abscess down there?

Usually PAIN: Itchy anus often due to hemorrhoids, can be due to worms, skin irritation, fungal skin infection, psoriasis, lichen planus (skin condition), etc. Anal problems can lead to abscess (pus pocket)-generally very painful, with fever; itching would be the least of it. ...Read more

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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...Read more