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What can cause anal pain?

What can cause anal pain?

Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids, anal fissures, trauma - these are 3 possible causes. Need more details in order to offer more specific causes. ...Read more

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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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What to do if I am having anal pain?

What to do if I am having anal pain?

Will need physical: Exam. Unclear what could be causing the pain as there are so many things that can cause anal or rectal pain from very benign things to some serious things that need to be checked. Best advice would be to see your physician for a thorough history and physical. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What to do if I am having anal pain have anyone experienced this problem?

What to do if I am having anal pain have anyone experienced this problem?

See doc: See a doctor and explain to them better what your problem is and get better guidance regarding what you need to do next. ...Read more

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I have sudden anal pain that lasts like 1-2 sec feels like I get pinched or something, then goes away and comes back. Not constant. What could it be?

I have sudden anal pain that lasts like 1-2 sec feels like I get pinched or something, then goes away and comes back. Not constant. What could it be?

Proctalgia Fugax?: Intermittent transient anal pain may be due to Proctalgia Fugax. PF is due to spasm of the anal sphincter. The episodes last from seconds to minutes. The cause is unknown. Genetic and psychiatric factors may play a role. Other causes need to be excluded by exam. Treatment consists of topical and oral medication, biofeedback, botox and treatment of emotional issues, if any. SEE: //bit.ly/1VI0NUc ...Read more

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Why would I have anal pain that throbs and pulsates?

Why would I have anal pain that throbs and pulsates?

Infection: specifically a rectal abscess will have to be ruled out. That is a serious medical condition that needs immediate medical attention. Would suggest either Urgent Care/ ER versus your physician if available for a rectal exam and further management based on findings. ...Read more

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Anal pain and burning what can be.What can I do?

Anal pain and burning what can be.What can I do?

See doc: Agree with dr. Arthur heller's answer that this might be anal fissure. If you see your doc or a colorectal surgeon, s/he might additionally prescribe Nifedipine and/ or nitroglycerine ointment. Hope you get better soon as anal fissures are painful! ...Read more

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I am having anal pain right before I have to use the restroom. After I use the restroom, the pain goes away. ?

Anorectal spasm: because of need to defecate. Keep stool soft with increased fiber, lots of water and miralax (polyethylene glycol) if necessary. Make certain you clean thoroughly afterwards. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...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