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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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I'm concerned, i have these bubble like things that don't itch, hurt to touch, bleed or have discharge, around my anus. I also have diarrhea ?

I'm concerned, i have these bubble like things that don't itch, hurt to touch, bleed or have discharge, around my anus. I also have diarrhea ?

Hemorrhoids??: You may have hemorrhoids or swelling of the anal tissue. Is the diarrhea chronic? This may be irritating the tissue and causing swelling. Hard to say for sure without an exam. See your doctor if needed ot if the diarrhea does not resolve soon. ...Read more

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I'm just getting over constant watery diarrhea. Now my anus hurts really bad all the time, especially after a movement. What is it and how can I heal ?

I'm just getting over constant watery diarrhea. Now my anus hurts really bad all the time, especially after a movement. What is it and how can I heal ?

Possible fissure: A fissure of the anus is like a scrape on the arm after a fall. It can be caused by hard BMs or by diarrhea. Over the counter creams for hemorrhoids with local anesthetic can provide temporary relief until healing takes place. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I'm having extreme lower abdo pain when I bear down to go pee or have a BM. little comes out as diarrhea due to pain. My anus also hurts when I sit?

I'm having extreme lower abdo pain when I bear down to go pee or have a BM.  little comes out as diarrhea due to pain. My anus also hurts when I sit?

See physician now: It's not possible to give specific advice based o the limited amount of information possible in the Q & A format. There could be a number of causes for lower abdominal pain on bearing down to urinate. However due to the severity of the pain you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. Pain is your bodies warning signal that something is wrong that needs attention. Get well soon ...Read more

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I have diarrhea and when i poop my anus hurts like its burning. Can i do anything to relieve that?

I have diarrhea and when i poop my anus hurts like its burning. Can i do anything to relieve that?

Pruritus ani: Pruritus ani (also known as anusitis) is the irritation of the skin at the exit of the rectum, known as the anus, causing the desire to scratch. Sometimes it can feel like burning and can be caused by the irritation of diarrhea. Curing the diarrhea is the real treatment, but in the mean time, keeping the are dry and using steroid creams can help. See Doctor if persists. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why does diarrhea hurt anus? Is it because it's filled with stomach acid and burns anus skin? Then why does vomiting not hurt mouth? Is anus weaker?

Why does diarrhea hurt anus? Is it because it's filled with stomach acid and burns anus skin? Then why does vomiting not hurt mouth? Is anus weaker?

Not stomach acid: Not all kinds of diarrhea cause anal pain. Feces is not acidic, even when there is diarrhea. This has nothing to do with stomach acid. If you always have anal pain every time you have a watery or loose still, I wonder whether you have a separate problem, such as anal fissure, pruritus ani, yeast infection, etc. Check it out with your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi over the last few months i have been feeling like i have not emptied bowels fully.. last thursday i had diarrhea and my anus was very hot after.. what is it?

Hi over the last few months i have been feeling like i have not emptied bowels fully.. last thursday i had diarrhea and my anus was very hot after.. what is it?

Cannot say in: your particular case without an exam and, piles, other growths in the anal area, or spasm of the area can feel like that. Chronic inflammatory condition in the area can also cause all of them (piles, spasm, irritation; also diarrhea). Would be a reason for an examination. ...Read more

Anus (Definition)

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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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more