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Itchy red rash around anus. Only on buttocks not vaginal. Looks like chafing gone wrong. Feels hot and is definitely a little swollen.

Itchy red rash around anus. Only on buttocks not vaginal. Looks like chafing gone wrong. Feels hot and is definitely a little swollen.

Intertrigo: The rash could be intertrigo or a cellulitis. If it is hot to touch, see a physician as soon as possible to make sure it is not a cellulitis which would need oral antibiotics quickly to treat. Intertrigo is a rash that occurs in folds of skin and can be treated with topical creams usually. ...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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Itching/burning rash around anus & swollen groin lymph node. Haven't been sexualy active in 2+ weeks. I'm trying to find out what I have

Itching/burning rash around anus & swollen groin lymph node. Haven't been sexualy active in 2+ weeks. I'm trying to find out what I have

Be seen: It is either a reaction to something or an infection. Particularly with a swollen gland, be checked. All the best. ...Read more

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I have had raw/redness/burning around anus for 2 days. Should I treat with hydrocortisone or clotrimazole because I'm not sure if its fungal?

I have had raw/redness/burning around anus for 2 days. Should I treat with hydrocortisone or clotrimazole because I'm not sure if its fungal?

Raw Skin: The best medication to use is a prescription called vytone cream or dermazine. These products have a 1% Hydrocortisone cream and an iodine deravitive which can treat bacteria, yeast and fungus. The problem you have is you do not know if this a also a bacterial infection. ...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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Red rash around anus what could it be?

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

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Getting helpless red stinging around anus on and off no very painful just annoying what is causing this need answer? Already went to docs

Getting helpless red stinging around anus on and off no very painful just annoying what is causing this need answer? Already went to docs

????: What did the doc say??? Any treatment. Hemorrhoids? Constipation or diarrhea? Avoid scrubbing. In shower, use fingers only. Clean with a cream such as Eucerin or Aveeno (oatmeal) several times a day, especially after a bowel movement. ...Read more

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I have a red rash under breast and around anus?

I have a red rash under breast and around anus?

May be yeast: Yeast tends to collect in warm moist areas. Keep the areas dry and use anti fungal powders or sprays. Nystatin ointment work better for your bottom. If this fails to help see your doctor. ...Read more

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Itch in the scrotum area and around anus, from time to time there apears red plate like rash around anus. What could this be?

Candida: A yeast infection is one possibility. Another is inflammation from hemorrhoids, anal fissure or proctitis. A trial of micatin (miconazole) may help. If symptoms are persistent sigmoidoscopy to check for anal problems is advised. ...Read more

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44wf. For the last 2wks bright red blood on my stool. (on and off) itchy around anus. Worried!

44wf. For the last 2wks bright red blood on my stool. (on and off) itchy around anus. Worried!

Common symptom: Your symptoms are common, and I suspect you may have hemorrhoids. Even if you are not having pain, you can still have hemorrhoids which can be irritated when you have a bowel movement and can cause bright red bleeding in your stool. You should share these symptoms with your regular PCP. An in office exam can provide a quick easy answer, and provide you with treatment options if needed. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned my almost 3 yr old has not gone "potty" in last 7 hrs but noticed very red around anus and vagina? She is not complaining

Should I be concerned my almost 3 yr old has not gone "potty" in last 7 hrs but noticed very red around anus and vagina? She is not complaining

CONSTIPATION: Give fruits and juices if concerned about constipation. Child seems to be ok. Redness around anus and vagina can be irritation, use antifungal cream and see if it disappear. ...Read more

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I had a hemorrhoid the other day and now have a little bit of a red looking rash around anus. There are also a few little cuts on anus from constapat?

I had a hemorrhoid the other day and now have a little bit of a red looking rash around anus. There are also a few little cuts on anus from constapat?

Home Rx or procto?: Sound like you might benefit from treatment of constipation (more bulk, maybe sennacoids and/or miralax (polyethylene glycol) (R)) and treating the rash with otc lotramin in case its basically diaper rash. If continues, consult proctologist/ GI specialist. ...Read more

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Have very red ichy smelly wet rash around anus, peeing 15 times a day, no sign of runny or hard poos, urine seems clear, very particular with hygiene?

Anal excoriation: The itching and skin excoriation is generally due to small imperceptible leakage of colonic secretions when hemorrhoids are present. Please see a specialist. In the mean time clean the area with plain water, no chemical of any kind, then lightly apply petroleum jelly (Vaseline) it should help a lot. ...Read more

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Once he put some in my anus it started to burn my inside and my stool have red sores around anus, allergic reaction?

Once he put some in my anus it started to burn my inside and my stool have red sores around anus, allergic reaction?

See a doc: What exactly was inserted in your anus? It is possible you have an allergy or an infection. It is best to see a doctor for a proper evaluation. Don`t be nervous about approaching a physician, we are here to help! ...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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End minocycline 7/30- 3 days later a red pimply rash around anus. Bumps are gone using anti fungal but still really red. What can I do to get rid of it?

End minocycline 7/30- 3 days later a red pimply rash around anus. Bumps are gone using anti fungal but still really red. What can I do to get rid of it?

Zinc oxide: Wash and dry yourself thoroughly after BM. Use hairdryer if you can to get the area completely dry. Then apply zinc oxide paste and cover with a tissue. I would take some probiotics to get your intestinal flora back in balance. It is somewhat unusual to be prescribed minocycline during pregnancy. Ask your doctor if you should have any concerns. ...Read more

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I have small red spots around anus and one on outside of vagina lip they look like bites and itch so bad what could this be

I have small red spots around anus and one on outside of vagina lip they look like bites and itch so bad what could this be

See a gynecologist: Unfortunately without an examination, it's hard to say exactly what this is. I would definitely make an appointment today. Consider whether or not this is related to exposures in your laundry/sheets or maybe it has something to do with sexual practices. Track when they come and go and have a conversation with your MD. ...Read more

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44wf. For the last 2wks bright red blood on my stool. (on and off) itchy around anus.3 mos prior I had blood in my urine went to urologist and did MRI?

44wf. For the last 2wks bright red blood on my stool. (on and off) itchy around anus.3 mos prior I had blood in my urine went to urologist and did MRI?

Blood in stool: Most common cause is hemorrhoid (internal or external). Next most common is a viral or bacterial infection. Next is a tumor in the colon or rectum & a colonoscopy is needed. If you have blood in urine as well, we need to know what your CBC, PT, PTT numbers are. Please consult with us so we can discuss further as blood in stool & urine has many possible diagnoses. ...Read more

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Nausea and feeling of diarrhea (but it didn' thappen). Period due soon. Itchy red rash/redness around anus with slight bleeding. Help?

Nausea and feeling of diarrhea (but it didn' thappen). Period due soon. Itchy red rash/redness around anus with slight bleeding. Help?

Pruritis: The nausea may be related to the time around your period but if you have had a change in your bowel frequency leading to more movements and especially more cleaning and wiping, the rash and bleeding may simply be due to prurits ani and the trauma related. Try using some over the counter ointment like desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) or a&d and wipe with baby wipes, no perfume, etc... If the change persists, see someone. ...Read more

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Inflamed & red around anus/bum, antifungal&diaper cream helped, now little red pimply dots, does not hurt or itch. Swab negative, heat rash perhaps?

Inflamed & red around anus/bum, antifungal&diaper cream helped, now little red pimply dots, does not hurt or itch. Swab negative, heat rash perhaps?

Dermatitis: Perianal dermatitis can be caused by moisture and/or friction. Try avoiding very tight clothing, keep the area clean and dry and apply a cortisone type ointment. Also avoid over exuberant wiping after a bowel movement and finish cleansing with warm water applications and then pat the area dry. If no improvement consult a proctologist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Red oval kinda raised bumps around anus, inside of cheek, very itchy, hurts really bad, worse when wiped, sound like warts or pruritus ani?

Red oval kinda raised bumps around anus, inside of cheek, very itchy, hurts really bad, worse when wiped, sound like warts or pruritus ani?

Either: Unfortunately, your symptoms may be either one. You should definitely see your dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis. This is important as each has a completely different treatment. ...Read more

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44wf. For the last 2wks bright red blood on my stool. (on and off) itchy around anus. PCP referred to GI.3 mos prior I had blood in my urine went to urologist and did MRI which was neg. I know it's unrelated but I am worried! Thanks for your help!

44wf. For the last 2wks bright red blood on my stool. (on and off) itchy around anus. PCP referred to GI.3 mos prior I had blood in my urine went to urologist and did MRI which was neg. I know it's unrelated but I am worried! Thanks for your help!

Blood in urine, stool: If small amounts of bright red blood is streaking the stool and not mixed in it, anorectal fissure or hemorrhoids are likely causes. Ulcerative colitis, divericulosis, tumor also possible. GI can check for these. If your bloody urine was not from vaginal bleeding, a cystoscopic exam of your urinary bladder May be advisable unless the urologist feels it unnecessary. ...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