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Anal Pain (Definition)

Anal pain can be caused by many different conditions - hemorrhoids, constipation, fissures, absecss, fungal infection. More concerning causes of anal pain include cancer. It's important not to discount any anal pain or bleeding - it's always good to have it ...Read more


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Can hemorrhoids cause abdominal pain and anal pain after sex?

Can hemorrhoids cause abdominal pain and anal pain after sex?

What kind: regular sen it should not sex is not supposed to cause pain anywhere if you are talking about anal sex that is different see a doctor if pain persirted ...Read more

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Can an anal fissure cause tailbone and hip pain?

Can an anal fissure cause tailbone and hip pain?

tailbone, not hip: It can cause pain in the area of the coccyx (tailbone) but not true hip pain. ...Read more

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Are prostate problems/ prostate cancer typically associated with rectal pain? Butthole aches/slight pain.

Are prostate problems/ prostate cancer typically associated with rectal pain? Butthole aches/slight pain.

Not cancer: Prostate cancer is very rare in young men. In 30 years of oncology practice I have seen zero cases in men your age. Prostatitis, however, can occur in young men. The symptom is seldom in the anus per se, but more deep in the pelvis. The only way to know what your problem is, is to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Hx of fissures constipation and now anal pain and anal stricture?

Hx of fissures constipation and now anal pain and anal stricture?

Obviously you: Need fluid and fiber in your diet, but also need to talk w/your doctor and possible a GI or rectal surgeon. This can't be answered on the internet, only in person. ...Read more

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I'm having sharp anal pain during pooping?

I'm having sharp anal pain during pooping?

Pain is not internal: Internal hemorrhoids usually present as painless bleeding. Pain in the anus with a bowel movement is usually due to an anal fissure, with sharp tearing pain during a bm , and variable spasm pain after the bm. If you are having painful bm's, it is best to be examined by a colorectal surgeon and learn of options available to treat this. ...Read more

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27 female-abdominal pain lower quadrant both sides loose stools/diarrhea/anal fissures. Pulsing rectal pain. +midcycle pelvic pain too.- just ibs?

See a GI ; GYN: And get checked for ibs, ibd / inflammatory bowel disease, intestinal infection, polyps, uterine fibroids etc.Best wishes! http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/digestive-diseases-diarrhea. http://www.m.webmd.com/pain-management/guide/pelvic-pain. ...Read more

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Intense lower abdomin pain after bowel movement. Had anal fissures and internal hemorrhoid's recently. Taking Metamucil for 1 wk. No relief from pain?

Abd pain s/p/ BM: Hard BM or soft? May have diverticulitis ( which is an infection in colon outpouching) - as it appears you may have some constipation- or infection from fissure Would follow up with doc urgent care today as may need antibiotics and/or anusol to decrease hemorrhoid inflammation. ...Read more

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Can anal abscess be mistaken for internal hemorrhoid? I have constant downward pressure/ pain. Doc. Glove exam felt bump—"hernia..I mean hemorrhoid":(

Can anal abscess be mistaken for internal hemorrhoid? I have constant downward pressure/ pain. Doc. Glove exam felt bump—"hernia..I mean hemorrhoid":(

Not commonly: Mistaken but could be. Usually an abscess in the peri-anal area is quite painful ; progressively gets worse over a few days. A hemorrhoid condition could cause a pressure feeling, but would not be very bad. An abscess is usually very painful. ...Read more

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Rectal pain and pain relief question. Are acetominophen suppositories for treating anus or rectal pain?

Rectal pain and pain relief question.  Are acetominophen suppositories for treating anus or rectal pain?

Not necessarily: Acetomenophen, whether taken orally or per recum, is absorbed into the bloodstream and circulates to its site of action. There is no advantage to take the drug rectally if you have rectal pain because the drug does not produce its effects at the sie of administration. ...Read more

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28yo F, sharp pain occasionally in left hip, pain during sex, frequent need to urinate, stabbing pains in vaginal area, could this be ovorian cancer?

28yo F, sharp pain occasionally in left hip, pain during sex, frequent need to urinate, stabbing pains in vaginal area, could this be ovorian cancer?

Doubtful: if related to sexual intercourse. May be related to positions, inadeqaute lubrication, UTI, viaginal irriation or infection. I suggest a GYN exam and evaluation. Abstain sexually until you are examined. ...Read more

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Incomplete stool. Blood on TP. Constant constipation. Anal shooting pain at times. Gas abdominal pains. pain on right buttocks idk if it ties into my gi issues. Anxiety. Anal pressure feeling. What could it be?

Incomplete stool. Blood on TP.  Constant constipation. Anal shooting pain at times. Gas abdominal pains. pain on right buttocks idk if it ties into my gi issues. Anxiety. Anal pressure feeling. What could it be?

Constipation: This sounds like constipation. I would start Metamucil one tablespoon night and morning, increase your ruffage input and increase your fluid intake. You may also try a glycerin suppository to ease your anal discomfort ...Read more

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Would diverticulitis cause anal pain during bowel movements?

Would diverticulitis cause anal pain during bowel movements?

Prob not: Probably not. Usually pain with a bowel movement is the result of either an anal fissure or external hemorrhoid. Neither one is dangerous and both are easily treated. Diverticulitis will usually give a patient fever and abdominal pain. The pain is more constant in nature. How long have you had this pain and is there any bleeding associated with the bm? ...Read more

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Hemerroid cause groin pain?

Hemerroid cause groin pain?

Usually not: But if there is an infection, the groin pain could be from enlarged and inflamed lymph nodes. You might need to take antibiotics, so best to see a doctor for this. ...Read more

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Small fresh blood, rectal pain and itching after bm..Had anal fissure 2 years ago...Is this hemmorroids?

Could be: Fissures are usually associated with pain during and after a bm. Your symptoms could very well be secondary to hemorrhoids. You would need an anorectal exam to identify the source and differentiate the 2. I would rcommend getting an exam by your primary md or a gi/colorectal surgeon if you have seen any in the past. ...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