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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.

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Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
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What would cause pain in the anus area after ejaculating?

What would cause pain in the anus area after ejaculating?

Prostatitis: Inflammation of your prostate or some other prostate issues, which is a gland that the urethra travels through, may be the cause. Intense pain in your anus after ejaculating would point to a possible prostate issue. Recommend seeing a urologist and getting an evaluation. Best wishes.

Dr. Karen Butler Dr. Butler
Family Medicine
17 years in practice
Central University of the East School of Medicine (UCE)
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Dr. Allen Kamrava Dr. Kamrava
Surgery - Colorectal
11 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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What could cause pain in the anus after sneezing?

What could cause pain in the anus after sneezing?

Couple of things: Hemorrhoids and fissure both come to mind. More likely the first. There are other possibilities as well. I'd suggest seeing your doctor to have it checked out.

Dr. Michael Mirochna Dr. Mirochna
Family Medicine
9 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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What could cause pain in anus?

Several causes: Anal pain can be a lot of problems. Anal fissures, abscess, inflammatory bowel disease, henorrhoids, constipation are a few of the causes. Other types of infections are possible. A good history and exam is needed to really diagnose this problem.

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Dr. Mary Engrav Dr. Engrav
Emergency Medicine
27 years in practice
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What could cause pain in my anus? When I stand up or when I am sitting and a I sneeze, I feel pain. After I sit for a while and I stand up, the process hurts my anus. When I sneeze while sitting, my anus hurts. It doesn't hurt if I am already standing.

There: There are several possibilities. An anal fissure is a small crack that develops at the rectum (much like happens at the corners of our lips), and can be very painful. Another possibility is a hemorrhoid. Infections can occur in the rectal area also. The only way to know for sure is to have an evaluation by your physician where he examines the area. This is important because you need to have a definite diagnosis, especially as this has been going on for six weeks.

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Dr. Jason Boardman Dr. Boardman
Surgery
21 years in practice
New York Medical College
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What causes a sharp pain in the anus/rectum?

Pains: There are a multitude of issues that can cause rectal/anal pain. These include a fissure (crack in the skin), abscess, thrombosed hemorrhoid and others. I would recommend seeing either your primary doctor or a surgeon for an 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. 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. Julan Crane Dr. Crane
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
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What Is IBS? Can it cause pain in the anus? Why?

What Is IBS? Can it cause pain in the anus? Why?

IBS: It could but I would see a doctor about these symptoms soon.

Dr. Ashu Syal Dr. Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis
26 years in practice
Gandhi Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Ap, India
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What kind of fungal infection or STD cause internal pain in the anus penis and scrotum. I also have a rash in and around anus.?

What kind of fungal infection or STD cause internal pain in the anus penis and scrotum. I also have a rash in and around anus.?

Fungal infection?: What makes you think that it's a fungal infection and not std? You need to see a md to run proper tests on you to make right diagnosis and then give you right treatment.

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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. 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. 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 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.

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.