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Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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What are common causes for adult anus pain?

What are common causes for adult anus pain?

Get evaluated: Both gastroenterologists & colorectal surgeons can help you. They will first perform a visual inspection & digital exam after taking your history as to circumstances, duration, quality, timing of symptoms & your risk factors. They may then determine topical treatment or ask to perform further evaluation of the rectal lining. Symptoms may prove functional (proctalgia fugax) & warrant different rx.

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Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
26 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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What causes a wet anus?

What causes a wet anus?

Sh*t + Fart = Shart: The anus is a rather remarkable muscle able to differentiate solid from liquid from gas. In fact, when healthy, one can pass gas while retaining stool. However, if you watch enough adolescent movies, you'll see scenes where someone loses control. Weight loss medication, orlistat, is well known to cause "oily spotting" & inability to control bowel movement. if this doesn't answer your Q, write back

Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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What causes sores in anus?

Anal sores: 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 as described.

Dr. Crystal Twynham Dr. Twynham
Surgery
29 years in practice
University of Minnesota Medical School
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What causes pain in the anus?

What causes pain in the anus?

Lots of things!!!: Ex-husbands or ex-wives! But seriously, most anal pain is from clotted external/internal hemorroids, tear in the anal lining ("fissure"), irritation/breakdown of the skin around the anus from creams, excessive cleansing, ointments, or being too rough with toilet paper. Infections, abscesses, fistula (connection from the rectum to the skin), warts, ulcers, cancer, difficult bms. See rectal dr.

Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
8 years in practice
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
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What cause anus to feel pain?

What cause anus to feel pain?

Nerves: There are specific nerves that sense pain at the anus, and these nerves communicate pain back to the brain just as anywhere else in the body. If you are asking what could be causing pain, there are many issues, from hemorrhoids and fissures to strains to more serious issues. I would recommend a visit to your physician for a physical exam.

Dr. Jason Boardman Dr. Boardman
Surgery
21 years in practice
New York Medical College
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What can cause the pain in my anus?

Pains: There are many cause of pain in the anal area. Some of the more common include an abscess which may need to be drained), thrombosed hemorrhoid (which may need drainage or removal), anal fissure or crack in the anal skin. I would recommend you see you doctor who may be able to treat this or refer

Dr. Stephen Southard Dr. Southard
Internal Medicine
11 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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What causes shooting pains up anus?

What causes shooting pains up anus?

Many things: But most commonly would be external hemorrhoids or anal fissures. You should get checked out by a physician in-person to best assess what the cause is!

Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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What causes pain at opening of the anus?

What causes pain at opening of the anus?

Get evaluated: Both gastroenterologists & colorectal surgeons can help you. They will first perform a visual inspection & digital exam after taking your history as to circumstances, duration, quality, timing of symptoms & your risk factors. They may then determine topical treatment or ask to perform further evaluation of the rectal lining. Symptoms may prove functional (proctalgia fugax) & warrant different rx.

Dr. Eric Kaplan Dr. Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
38 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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What are common sources of pain in the anus?

Several: Hemorrhoids, fissures, abscesses, muscle spasm, tumor of the anorectal region.

Dr. Sean O Donovan Dr. O Donovan
Surgery - Colorectal
30 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
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What is the cause of an absence of the anus?

What is the cause of an absence of the anus?

Congenital: If not surgical, usually a congenital condition (anal atresia) caused by a failure of migration of the cells that eventually form the anal complex --they don't end up in the right place! Usually diagnosed at birth as part of the routine baby exam, but may show up later as the baby doesn't poop and gets swollen!

Dr. Steven Hebert Dr. Hebert
Pathology
25 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport
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What can cause a sharp knife-like pain in your anus?

What can cause a sharp knife-like pain in your anus?

Anal fissure: An anal fissure can cause a very sharp pain in the anus. See your doctor

Dr. Eric Kaplan Dr. Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
38 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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My question is what causes the area around my anus to itch like crazy?

My question is what causes the area around my anus to itch like crazy?

Number one cause of: This, pruritus ani, itchy butt, is excessive caffeine. Beer also tends to make this worse as does excessive perspiration. Stop all caffeine and beer and use cornstarch powder liberall to the area several times per day and at bedtime. Caffeine classicly causes the itching especially if it wakes from your sleep at night.

Dr. Clarence Lyons Dr. Lyons
Family Medicine
16 years in practice
Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine
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Some of the inner part (flesh)of my anus is hard. Is that a cause for concern?

Possibility: It could be hemorrhoid tissue or something else. I would let a doctor check it soon.

Dr. Jordan Rush Dr. Rush
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
9 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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I'm young and when I wipe my anus it bleeds a little bit only sometimes what causes that?

I'm young and when I wipe my anus it bleeds a little bit only sometimes what causes that?

Bleeding: Bleeding when wiping is often caused by a hemorrhoid, fissure/tear, irritation. However given your age with associated rectal bleeding, you should consider having a full colon evaluation by colonoscopy to fully investigate this and exclude other causes.

Dr. Daniel Biery Dr. Biery
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
45 years in practice
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Does your anus has a pH balance that can be disturbed and cause weird symptoms or conditions?

Yes, food dependent: I would begin a probiotic, such as align or phillips colon heath daily. I would also concentrate on increased dietary fiber, starting with fiber one cereal daily and more fresh fruits daily. I would also use a perianal lotion such as balneol after each bowel movement.

Dr. Steve Springer Dr. Springer
Family Medicine
20 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport
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When I excreat, it always very hard, big and hurts my anus. What could be the possible cause of this?

When I excreat, it always very hard, big and hurts my anus. What could be the possible cause of this?

Constipation: Sounds like you need to add a little fiber to your diet. Hard stools or bowel movements are often cause by not enough fiber in your diet. Try a benefiber over the counter....It should help you get in touch with the "softer side" of your GI tract!

Dr. Angelina Postoev Dr. Postoev
Surgery
13 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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What causes tissue prolapses a little from anus?

What causes tissue prolapses a little from anus?

Hemorrhoids: Internal hemorrhoids can prolapse and then go back in (or not) depends on severity. If becomes too uncomfortable see a doctor. Until then- keep clean, Sitz baths, some over the counter meds available too. Avoid constipation or diarrhea.

Dr. Eric Kaplan Dr. Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
38 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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My question is what causes the itching of the anus?

My question is what causes the itching of the anus?

Number one cause of: This, pruritus ani, itchy butt, is excessive caffeine. Beer also tends to make this worse as does excessive perspiration. Stop all caffeine and beer and use cornstarch powder liberall to the area several times per day and at bedtime. Caffeine classicly causes the itching especially if it wakes from your sleep at night.

Dr. Herman Hammerstead Dr. Hammerstead
Surgery - Trauma
46 years in practice
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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What causes a painless lump from the anus?

What causes a painless lump from the anus?

Thrombose hemmorrhoi: Probably benign butt should have it checked by MD