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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.

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.

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.
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Why do hemorrhoids itch more at night?

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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What kind of hemorrhoids do I have it itches and bleed?

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

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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I realize I have a hemorrhoid skin tags near my anal, it itches sometime and it makes me scared. Will it go away on its own without surgery?

I realize I have a hemorrhoid skin tags near my anal, it itches sometime and it makes me scared. Will it go away on its own without surgery?

Anal skin tags: The anal skin tags will not go away without surgery but the symptoms of itching can be controlled. Most anal itching is the result of soilage collecting around the anal tags which makes patient's feel like they aren't clean and results in excess wiping. I typically recommend my patients to keep flushable wipes in their purse as they clean around the tags more thoroughly with less irritation. ...Read more

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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)?

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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Anus itches probably from excessive wiping. Tried hemorrhoid and steroid cream, helped but didn't clear it up. What should I do?

Anus itches probably from excessive wiping. Tried hemorrhoid and steroid cream, helped but didn't 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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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

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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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

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

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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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

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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When my anus itches after I poop, is it more likely to be hemorrhoids or worms?

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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Genital warts or hemorrhoids? Around my anus it turns purple, and has about two purple bumps/lumps around, it started itching, and now itches more than before. I've noticed when I look in the mirror and push the bumps comes out bigger. How can I know if I

This sounds: Like hemorrhoids, either internal and/or external and does not sound like genital warts at all. Caffeine causes the itching and makes you constipated, having to push and thus hemorrhoid symptoms. Eliminate all caffeine and alcohol and drink 80-100 oz fluids per day. See a colorectal surgeon if this does not resolve. ...Read more

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Why are my hemorrhoids itching so bad at night?

Why are my hemorrhoids itching so bad at night?

Diet: It is likely something in your diet. Stop using your current toilet paper and use hygienic wipes. Tronolane cream can help as well. ...Read more

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Anal swelling really bad around & itches really bad at night most very sore to sit on I do have last stage hidrandenitis? Keep abdominal discomfort?

Anal swelling really bad around & itches really bad at night most very sore to sit on I do have last stage hidrandenitis? Keep abdominal discomfort?

Itchy Butt; Caffeine: Is the most common cause of anal itching not hemorrhoids as stated win the ads. Pinworms can be another cause usually in children after playing in the dirt. But cokes, coffee, tea, chocolate, and energy drinks like red bull have lots of caffeine leading to severe itching and bleeding, even waking you from your sleep at night clawing at your bottom. Stop the caffeine! ...Read more

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Very itchy bottom specially at night. No hemorrhoids nor any infection. Used olive oil for dryness & Zinc oxide cream for itching but doesn't work. Cause?

Very itchy bottom specially at night. No hemorrhoids nor any infection. Used olive oil for dryness & Zinc oxide cream for itching but doesn't work. Cause?

? Pin worm infection: Won't show on routine stools analysis, requires special testing, see your doctor for prescription medications and evaluation for a cause if not pinworm, best wishes ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a small hemorrhoid which causes only itching and has no bleeding or pain?

Yes: Other causes of rectal itching could include irritation of a rectal fissure and tape worm ...Read more

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What to do if I might have an internal hemorrhoid, it doesn't hurt to bad, just an annoyance and is itching. Can internal hemorrhoids be dangerous?

What to do if I might have an internal hemorrhoid, it doesn't hurt to bad, just an annoyance and is itching. Can internal hemorrhoids be dangerous?

Not usually: Internal hemorrhoids often bleed especially from hard stools. Preparation H, Anusol HC suppositories or equivalent for the itching. Bulk stool softeners like metamucil to promote well formed, soft, bulky stool to lessen trauma to the hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Anal itching from pinworms vs. Hemorrhoids?

Anal itching from pinworms vs. Hemorrhoids?

It can actually: Be from either pinworms or hemorrhoids. Your physician should be able to help differentiate these. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have itching by internal hemorrhoids but no bleeding?

Is it possible to have itching by internal hemorrhoids but no bleeding?

Yes: Internal hemorrhoid without significant thrombosis may causing chief months painless or painful bleeding, discomfort, tenesmus, with leakage of fecal material. Bleeding occur from the internal hemorrhoid when there is significant dilatation of the internal hemorrhoidal veins which may accompany with thrombosis of the hemorrhoidal veins, leading to rectal bleeding and pain. ...Read more

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What can cause severe anal itching, if I don't have hemorrhoids?

What can cause severe anal itching, if I don't have hemorrhoids?

Anal pruritis: Anal itching of an intense nature is usually due to infection. If it's not an std then it may be pinworms. Ask your primary care physician to screen for this. ...Read more

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What to do if I have internal hemorrhoids - no bleeding, no pain, no itching?

Hemorrhoids: We are born with hemorrhoids. Most likely you won't have any issues with them and if you do, then most times they can be handled with nonsurgical methods (ie creams, hemorrhoidal banding etc.). If they are not causing any symptoms, you don't have to do anything about them. ...Read more

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I have a chronic external hemorrhoids, but actually after itching it becomes painful. What treatment do you suggest?

First make sure: They are hemorrhoids, not missing some thing else by visiting your doctor. If they are you may have thrombosed hemorrhoids, take sietz baths, stool softeners, high fibre diet and local care with any o c medications, will get better in few days. If keep recurring will need some type of surgical intervention. ...Read more

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I have an anal hemorrhoid... How do I know when its acting up? Sometimes my rectum can become so itchy to the point where I can't stop itching it.

Over the counter Rx: Hemorrhoids result from increased pressure in the veins of the anus causing the veins to swell, making them itchy and painful. The itching is due to inflammation and the intensity increases from the direct trauma of scratching and the presence of moisture. I suggest that you clean and dry the area daily. You can add astringents, which dry the skin, and analgesics that reduce sensation for relief. ...Read more

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I don't have health insurance and can't afford to see a doctor, but I think I have hemorrhoids. Discomfort for two weeks (no real pain or itching).?

Diet Modification: Make sure you are having soft stool by getting 20-30 grams of fiber per day. Next you can use preparation h to try to shrink them. Finally sitz baths are helpful. Often they can be managed with these treatments. If this persist, seea physician. ...Read more

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I've had what I think is hemorrhoids for over 2 years and have tried gels and sitz baths as well as avoiding the itching when I can. What should I do?

I've had what I think is hemorrhoids for over 2 years and have tried gels and sitz baths as well as avoiding the itching when I can. What should I do?

See a general surgeo: I recommend seeing a general surgeon to determine which type of hemorrhoids you have. (Internal or external). Rubber band ligation maybe your best option. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

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