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Dr. Joy Jackson
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I have a bump on my penis, i only itch at night when i'm trying to sleep, and on occasion during the day. What is it? Its small and looks like a zit, i pop it and it bleeds but itches less then.

Dr. Joy Jackson
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If : If you are sexually active then you may be dealing with an std and should see your doctor for testing. If you are not sexually active then you may be dealing with a cyst or pustule. If it has not resolved see your doctor for a diagnosis and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

Itch is also known as Itching. Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


Dr. Kirpal Singh
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Why do hemorrhoids itch more at night?

Dr. Kirpal Singh
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Why do hemorrhoids itch more at night?

More aware: Typically ur up and doing stuff which can aggravate hemorrhoids at the end of the. Or, ur simply "distracted" but daily stuff and when u lay down, u can focus more on ur body. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Dickson
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What kind of hemorrhoids do I have it itches and bleed?

Dr. Mark Dickson
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What kind of hemorrhoids do I have it itches and bleed?

Symptomatic : You have symptomatic hemorhoids. Depending on the severity, they can be treated with medicine or surgery. Your surgeon will be able to help you decide. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Could a bump like thing at the bottom of your rectum be hemorrhoids? It itches like hemorrhoids.

Dr. Mark Pack
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Could a bump like thing at the bottom of your rectum be hemorrhoids? It itches like hemorrhoids.

Possibly: Yes it is possible that what you are seeing/feeling is a hemorrhoid. It would require an exam from your physician to confirm. ...Read more

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Dr. Phillip Goebel
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I have a small puffy white bubble-like spot on my anus - itches, and when ointment is applied feels like a cut. What could this be (not a hemorrhoid)?

Dr. Phillip Goebel
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I have a small puffy white bubble-like spot on my anus - itches, and when ointment is applied feels like a cut. What could this be (not a hemorrhoid)?

Wart: If you take the common hemorrhoid off the list, Genital warts could present like that as well as herpes. Best to have it seen by a physician In person to get a solid diagnosis and plan. ...Read more

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Dr. Leonard Grossman
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How can you tell difference b/t hypertrophied anal papillae (gastro said I have this) & hemorrhoid?It's hard&solid&sometimes hurts&itches.Want it gone

Dr. Leonard Grossman
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How can you tell difference b/t hypertrophied anal papillae (gastro said I have this) & hemorrhoid?It's hard&solid&sometimes hurts&itches.Want it gone

See below: It really doesn't matter what it is. If it hurts and causes discomfort that is not received by conservative means, find a proctologist or a general surgeon and have them remove the offender. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Anus itches probably from excessive wiping. Tried hemorrhoid and steroid cream, helped but didnt clear it up. What should I do ?

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Anus itches probably from excessive wiping. Tried hemorrhoid and steroid cream,  helped but didnt clear it up. What should I do ?

Pruritis ani?: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. John Fung
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For a doctor that knows about hemorrhoids. So i get hemorrhoids like 2-5 times each year. Well i got a little rash on one side of my butt cheeks. It is not really bad, however it itches. I did a little research and read that it could have been caused from

Dr. John Fung
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Hemorrhoids : Hemorrhoids are a common problem, which result from increased pressure in the veins of the anus causing the veins to swell, making them itchy and painful (particularly if the hemorrhoid clots, also known as thrombosis). Occasionally bright red blood on toilet tissue, stool, or in the toilet bowl can be seen, particularly after passage of a hard stool. The most common cause is straining during bowel movements due to constipation. Hemorrhoid can also be a manifestation of more serious disease, such as liver cirrhosis. Hemorrhoids may exist either inside or outside the body - internal hemorrhoids occur just inside the anus, at the beginning of the rectum, whereas external hemorrhoids occur at the anal opening and may hang outside the anus, these can be detected by examining the anal area to see if tissue is protruding outside of the anus. I am not sure that the rash you describe is due to hemorrhoids. While you don't state whether the rash is painful, raised or warm (which would more indicate the presence of an infection), i would guess that the irritation is due to non-specific inflammation. The intensity of anal itching and the amount of inflammation increases from the direct trauma of scratching and the presence of moisture. At its most intense, anal itching causes intolerable discomfort that often is described as burning and soreness. Anal itching can be caused by irritating chemicals in the foods we eat, such as are found in spices, hot sauces, and peppers. In addition, continuous moisture in the anus can be worsened by caused by frequent liquid stools, diarrhea, or escape of small amounts of stool (incontinence). Moisture increases the possibility of infections of the anus, especially yeast, particularly in patients with diabetes mellitus. I would suggest that you take a shower or bath every day, dry the area very carefully. To that you can add astringents, which promotes dryness of the skin, which in turn helps relieve burning, itching, and pain. Examples of astringents include: calamine 5% to 25% zinc oxide 5% to 25% (calmol 4, nupercainal, tronolane), witch hazel 10% to 50% (fleet medicated, tucks, witch hazel hemorrhoidal pads) analgesic products are local anesthetic products, relieve pain, itching, and burning by depressing receptors on pain nerves. Examples of analgesics include: menthol 0.1% to 1.0% (greater than 1.0% is not recommended), camphor 0.1% to 3% (greater than 3% is not recommended), juniper tar 1% to 5%. Lastly, corticosteroids reduce inflammation and can relieve itching, but should not be used for more than short periods of a few days to two weeks. Only products with weak corticosteroid effects are available over-the-counter should be used. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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What medical treatment is used to get rid of hemorrhoid in anus while pregnant ? It's getting bigger it itches and visible during sex it's hanging out

Dr. David Earle
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What medical treatment is used to get rid of hemorrhoid in anus while pregnant ? It's getting bigger it itches and visible during sex it's hanging out

Call OB: In general, certain anti-inflammatory medications should be avoided during pregnancy, and these are present in some over the counter hemorrhoid medication. Call your OB to discuss. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
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When my anus itches after i poop, is it more likely to be hemorrhoids or worms?

Dr. Wayne Ingram
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When my anus itches after i poop, is it more likely to be hemorrhoids or worms?

It could be either: Hemorrhoids and worms both itch. A md can tell the difference on examination. ...Read more

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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

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