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Stringy Poop After Anal
How can I distinguish btwn mucus & parasitic worms? I pulled out 2 yellow/brown stringy (like thick vaginal mucus) things from my anus after bowel mvt
3 years colon still always blocked by thick, stringy mucus from anus. Nonstop gas. Bloated, miserable, bedridden. Gi says ibs. Poss intestine candida?
Intestinal Candida: Is a very rare infection. Can occur in immunosuppress patients. If your GI said you have ibs he is most probably right. Do you have a colonoscopy done? Results? Eliminating high-gas food like carbonated beverages, salads, raw foods and vegetables, specially cabbage, broccoli, cauliflowers. Also anticholinergic medicines. New drug are approved for the treatment of ibs. Talk to your gi. ...Read more
Need exam: Two of the possible causes would be an anal fissure or possibly even hemorrhoids, but an exam would be required to know for sure. Fissure pain is often burning, stinging or sharp as occurs with a bowel movement. Hemorrhoidal pain is usually more throbbing and may occur before, during or after a BM ...Read more
Yes: Excessive wiping of the anus and the surrounding skin and particularly using soap or shampoo to clean the anus could irritate and damage the skin and cause itching. Itching by itself causes the urge to wipe the anus and further damage the skin. There is a disease called "Pruritus Ani" (it means itching of the anus) which could be caused by excessive cleaning habits and too much wiping. ...Read more
Likely small tear: Anal fissure is the likely cause-sitz baths, topical numbing creams (otc) and stool softeners, gentle wiping to avoid further trauma are a must. Should heal in a week or so, if not, see your doc who can often provide further help with better meds. ...Read more
The most common cause for rectal bleeds is rectal fissure.
Any associated chronic symptoms, weight loss, diarrhoea, loss of appetite, may suggest bigger problems.
Constipation is often associated with blood in stools.
So as you see there are many causes for this, just to name a few. ...Read more
Pruritis ani or more: Could you be referring to fissures, fistula, abscess? Sexually transmitted disease (syphilis, gc, hiv, etc.) should be considered. Hemorrhoids & rectal prolapse can appear as an outward bulging. Anal trauma of any kind may cause mechanical injury. Skin eruptions need to be considered. Evaluation is recommended to distinguish serious versus less concerning reasons for your problem before treatment. ...Read more
Probably a fissure: Constipation sometimes tears the mucous membrane in the anus and you get a fissure that is painful when you have a BM as well as producing blood. Pay attention to your diet that is a common cause of constipation and try some mineral oil that you can get from any pharmacy. There are also over-the-counter ointments that you can apply ...Read more
After I poop my anus bleeds. Not profusely - one wipe clears it up. Do I just need more fibre or should I get it checked?
My anus hurts in a most strangest of way. I'm a straight non home sexual man. A pain coming from the inside of my anus. Difficulty pooping.?
Fissure: All though I cannot give you a definite answer the most common cause of rectal pain and inability to relax your sphincter muscle thus making bower evacuation difficult is an anal fissure. Many of these heal with time and keeping your bowel movements soft. If persists see a physician. ...Read more
My anus feels open, as if I am about to poop but I don't Meed to. Its only in the evening, its almost like its contracting. I am regular though??
Had a poop the other day that was literally almost 4" wide, ripped my anus. Any time I go now, it bleeds significantly and hurts. How to heal it?
Anal fissure: Catherine153- You may have a small tear in the skin of your anus known as an anal fissure. These are typically caused by passage of hard stool. The majority will heal on their own. I would suggest sitz baths after bowel movements, as well as psyllium fiber supplements and an over the counter stool softener (docusate). If symptoms persist >8 weeks or pain/bleeding worsens, see your doctor. ...Read more
Probably: Have an anal fissure. Avoid spicy food and acidic foods such as all tomato products, drink 80-100oz of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily along with a high fiber diet. If it doesn't resolve within a couple of weeks, see a colon and rectal surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Yes: If you want anything to come out it will. Yes, its normal. ...Read more
Constipation: Eat foods high in fiber such as fruits, veggies, or cereal. Also pushing plenty of water throughout the day. Consider some coffee or tea in the mornings. For smooth muscle contractions in the intestine. Also consider otc meds such as colace, dulcolax, magcitrate or miralax (polyethylene glycol). ...Read more
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
Could be: Could be hemmorhoids.Get a more detailed answer ›
Rectal bleeding: Bleeding is not normal. Are you constipated/do you strain? If so you may have hemorrhoids of an anal fissure. Internal hemorrhoids are usually painless, fissures usually hurt. Try stool softeners and increase your water consumption. If the problem persists you may need further evaluation. ...Read more
Fissures: Are tears in the anal canal from spasm in the internal sphincter which arises with constipation or chronic diarrhea. Besides causing pain and bleeding, they can get infected and cause abscesses and/or fistulas. They should be properly diagnosed and treated too avoid complications. ...Read more
It would be best to discover why you are having the diarrhea.
You will need to have stool samples examined and see your DR. ...Read more
Is it possible for a child's anus or rectum to be too small and cause him to have trouble with pooping?
Yes- anal stenosis: As the intestine forms, it starts out like a long sausage that eventually forms an open space thru the middle. This gut descends to meet the skin of the outside (a different cell type) & the joining point can be tight or never actually connect. If a gloved little finger can easily enter the bottom, that is not the problem. Discuss the issue with your dr. ...Read more
My 9yr old has an anal tag since birth but complains that it hurts every time she poops. Could this be the cause?
ANAL TAG/PAIN: Simple anal tag most of the time is harmless. Painful defecation can be because of constipation. If there is anal fissure (tear around anal opening) from constipation, the pain becomes so severe that the child becomes afraid of pooping and holds stool. Make sure she is not constipated. Anal tag may have association with other GI diseases. Check with her pediatrician to find out the cause. ...Read more
Before treatment...: Could you be referring to fissures, fistula, abscess? Sexually transmitted disease (syphilis, gc, hiv, etc.) should be considered. Hemorrhoids & rectal prolapse can appear as a painful swelling. Anal trauma of any kind may cause mechanical injury. Skin eruptions need to be considered. But if fissure is confirmed, topical Nitroglycerin is traditionally used, although other agents can be compounded. ...Read more
Hemorrhoids: Although hemorrhoids is the most common, many other more serious causes exist. You don't mention your age or sex. Could be colitis, anal fissure, colon tumor among other things. Remember: no amount of rectal bleeding is normal or should be ignored. See your doctor and possibly a colorectal surgeon for a proper evaluation. ...Read more
Anal hairs do not...: ...Contribute to continence nor affect GI function. That being said, the tone of your multiple questions recently on the subject suggests you are quite upset that you shaved the area. Such emotions may then alter your GI function +/- your sense of well-being. Relax, they'll grow back! ...Read more