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The skin on my anus is really dry and cracked and now it is starting to bleed. What do I do?

The skin on my anus is really dry and cracked and now it is starting to bleed. What do I do?

Vaseline: I would try a small amount of barrier cream such as vaseline. If this persists, have it looked at. This is a relatively uncommon complaint. I would automatically see your physician if your 40 or over, . ...Read more

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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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My skin around anus is cracked, burning and bleeding at the time of bowel movement resulting in loss of blood. Help?

My skin around anus is cracked, burning and bleeding at the time of bowel movement resulting in loss of blood. Help?

Most common: Causes of pruritus ani are caffeine and excess moisture. There is no correct amount of caffeine, so best to totally eliminate it for several weeks and allow area to heal, then reintroduce caffeine slowly to find your threshold. Also corn starch powder to bottom frequently and liberally helps with the excess moisture. Avoid chronic use of steroid creams! ...Read more

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Four or five days ago I had a dry bowel movement that tore skin at the anus. It has been bleeding since then. How can I stop it? There are no more details.

Four or five days ago I had a dry bowel movement that tore skin at the anus. It has been bleeding since then. How can I stop it? There are no more details.

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. Drink more fluids and if the pain and bleeding doesn't stop in 10-14 days see a colon and rectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Fingers are really dry and cracked. Sometimes they get so bad they bleed and there looks like they're some fluid bubbles underneath my skin. Red skin.

Fingers are really dry and cracked. Sometimes they get so bad they bleed and there looks like they're some fluid bubbles underneath my skin. Red skin.

Consult Dermatology: Most common cause of this is an irritant or allergic contact dermatitis. Underlying irritant dermatitis is often a loss of the barrier protection function of the skin, which in turn is often caused by prolonged water contact. Common irritants are soap, detergents and household chemicals. Dyshidrotic eczema is similar but with the presence of puritic small vesicles on the palms or fingers. ...Read more

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My skin is always dry (sometimes my hands crack and bleed) and lotions never work. Are there any non-topical treatments/cures? Any foods I can eat?

My skin is always dry (sometimes my hands crack and bleed) and lotions never work. Are there any non-topical treatments/cures? Any foods I can eat?

Dry: It comes down to applying fragrance free moisturizers often during times of dry skin. Supplements and foods will not hydrate the skin as moisturizers will. ...Read more

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I have very dry very itchy skin on just one of my feet. It spreads and sometimes there are small bumps. Also my skin will crack and bleed?

I have very dry very itchy skin on just one of my feet. It spreads and sometimes there are small bumps. Also my skin will crack and bleed?

Tinea Pedis: This sounds like a chronic tinea pedis or atheletes feet. I will usually place my patients on Spectazole (econazole) cream daily till it resolves, and if it didn't I would take a biopsy and or fungal culture. It is also imprtant to know what areas of feet crack and bleed, heels around margins? Arch? Ball of foot' If the small bumps ar pustulie it could also be pustular Psoriasis ...Read more

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I have very dry very itchy skin on just one of my feet. It spreads and sometimes there are small bumps. Also my skin will crack and bleed on that foot?

I have very dry very itchy skin on just one of my feet. It spreads and sometimes there are small bumps. Also my skin will crack and bleed on that foot?

Rash: It's important to have an accurate diagnosis prior to rendering effective treatment. You may have eczema or a fungal infection. One may even need to biopsy to rule out a more serious condition. You should see a Dermatologist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a dry cracked skin on right hand ring finger which sometime even bleed. For temporary relief I apply moisturizers and oils to keep finger moist?

I have a dry cracked skin on right hand ring finger which sometime even bleed. For temporary relief I apply moisturizers and oils to keep finger moist?

Contact dermatitis: Probably coming from your ring. Your skin is probably sensitive to it. Now, moistuizers may help but Hydrocortisone cream will also heal the skin. If you have sensitive skin on that finger to that particular alloy, perhaps you could take it to a jewler and see if he can help. ...Read more

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I have very dry skin on my hands they crack and bleed around the knuckles I use a liquid hand soap and handcream when I wash them it helps some but.?

I have very dry skin on my hands they crack and bleed around the knuckles I use a liquid hand soap and handcream when I wash them it helps some but.?

Hand dermatitits: You might be over washing. Use a non soap cleanser such as cerave cleanser. Use a thick cream to moisturize not a lotion. You might also try an otc mild topical steroid. If no better see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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6yr old girl, dry lips, sometimes crack and bleed. She's well hydrated and her lips constantly moisturized. She suffers skin allergies. Help?

6yr old girl, dry lips, sometimes crack and bleed. She's well hydrated and her lips constantly moisturized. She suffers skin allergies. Help?

See a dermatologist: Or your family doc. Great plains laboratory does a variety of specialized lab testing for allergy, w/children, and more. You might take a look at their website. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My vagina and anus skin is raw and it's bleeding it burns?

Dermatologist: You may have a condition called lichen sclerosis and atrophicus which is usually quite itchy as well. This responds to potent corticosteroids creams. I recommend that you see a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a small purplish hard lump just inside anus. Seems behind the skin - I can move skin around it. No bleeding or pus. Should I worry? 43 yo male

I have a small purplish hard lump just inside anus. Seems behind the skin - I can move skin around it. No bleeding or pus. Should I worry? 43 yo male

Hemorrhoid: You have a hemorrhoid. This is a common human experience and is in reality a blood clot in one of the rectal veins. If it is not bleeding or causing pain then it should just reabsorb and you will be fine. ...Read more

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Cracked skin in and behind ears and anus also. Most painful when comes into contact with water i.E. When having shower. How can I remedy this?

Bacterial infection: These locations are typical for staph aureus colonization. Another common location is the insides of the nostrils. Try applying an otc topical antibiotic several times daily for at least a week. Swimming in chlorinated water, or making your own "swimming pool" by adding a half cup of household bleach to a bathtub of warm water and soaking for 15 to 20 minutes every day can help as well. ...Read more

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I just noticed the skin between my vagina and anus is teared alittle. No bleeding. Alry been 2 or 3 weeks. Should I go to see doc? I think it's after sex

I just noticed the skin between my vagina and anus is teared alittle. No bleeding. Alry been 2 or 3 weeks. Should I go to see doc? I think it's after sex

Skin tears: There are certain limitations imposed by this format So it's impossible to tell you the correct diagnosis and/or therapy, My Best advice would be to call and make an appointment with the dermatologist. There are many conditions which make these problems, and there're medicines which sometimes worked rapidly to clear it. It's just that hey dermatologist has to make that decision. ...Read more

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Small soft bump near anus, doesn't hurt and is the same color as the surrounding skin. No bleeding. External hemorrhoid? If so, how to get rid of it?

Small soft bump near anus, doesn't hurt and is the same color as the surrounding skin. No bleeding. External hemorrhoid? If so, how to get rid of it?

Hemorrhoids: It probably is a hemorrhoid and because it's not painful, tender or bleeding there is no need to have it removed. Keep your bowel movements on the soft side with good fluid and fiber intake to avoid straining. If you have continued concerns, consult a proctologist or colon-rectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Having painful itchy red rash on inner thighs/butt cheeks for 2mo. Cracked skin & cut in area b/t v/anus. Used Lomexin Crème 2%, it mostly cleared up.

Having painful itchy red rash on inner thighs/butt cheeks for 2mo. Cracked skin & cut in area b/t v/anus. Used Lomexin Crème 2%, it mostly cleared up.

Groin Rash: Sounds like you had a fungal infection. If the rash is still persisting after two weeks please see your doctor. They will need to evaluate you for other types of infection. The other possibility is that if they evaluate you and find that it is a fungal infection they may give you an oral anti fungal medication. ...Read more

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What's the difference between hemorrhoids, abscess and anal cancer cause I noticed about 10 days ago a skin colored lump on anus. No bleeding or pain?

What's the difference between hemorrhoids, abscess and anal cancer cause I noticed about 10 days ago a skin colored lump on anus. No bleeding or pain?

Anal fissure: What you described suggests an anal fissure. Take a fiber laxative, like Metamucil, and drink plenty of water to keep your stool soft and give it time to heal.
You are not likely to have either abscess or cancer. ...Read more

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Anal itching, scratches around anus skin, light bleeding. No pain/normal bowel mov. Rectoscopy normal. Ongoing for years. What is the best treatment?

Anal itching, scratches around anus skin, light bleeding. No pain/normal bowel mov. Rectoscopy normal. Ongoing for years. What is the best treatment?

Clean: Anal itching can be a very tough symptom to cure. However, I have found the following procedure an excellent "almost" cure. Immediately after every bowl movement, wash the area with soap and water. Dry the area well and then either rub in otc Hydrocortisone cream or vasaline petroleum jelly. This routine works great and has been extremely successful with my patients. ...Read more

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18 YO F After bowel movement a mass protrudes anus and sometimes bleeding occurs. It goes back in excess skin sticks out. Had for 1.5years. What to do?

18 YO F After bowel movement a mass protrudes anus and sometimes bleeding occurs. It goes back in excess skin sticks out. Had for 1.5years. What to do?

Please see physician: Please see your primary care physician and may need surgical referral. Hemorrhoids and rectal prolapse may need to be excluded ...Read more

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Female 25 yrs. Have low blood pressure and my head gets numb. Work is stressfull. Daily headaches. Recently started bleeding from anus. Vegetarian. Hlp?

Female 25 yrs. Have low blood pressure and my head gets numb. Work is stressfull. Daily headaches. Recently started bleeding from anus. Vegetarian. Hlp?

Ok, there are quite: A few different symptoms here. This can't be diagnosed or treated through an on line health information site. This really does require a one on one, in person evaluation with your physician. Take care. Hope things get better for you. ...Read more

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Why does the skin on my fingertips crack and bleed almost constantly?

Why does the skin on my fingertips crack and bleed almost constantly?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. Would get checked. ...Read more

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Skin crack on the ball of my foot sometimes can be painful and can bleed. What could this be?

Crack in foot skin: Hello ~ every one will tell you this is due to dry skin on the feet and tell you to moisturise. However its most often due to fungal infection, like athletes foot. Get some OTC LAMISIL (terbinafine) -AT apply twice daily for about a month - 6 weeks, apply your moisturisers in between the cream applications. If it does not go away see a dermatologist because you may need ORAL LAMISIL (terbinafine) for 90d to cure permanently ...Read more

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How to cure rectal bleeding if the cause is cracked and painful skin? What can I do at home?

Ointment: You may just need some ointment for the dry skin, but you should have an examination by a doctor. May need a consultation eothba GI doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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