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Why is my anus so itchy?

Why is my anus so itchy?

Parasites or Yeast: The most common cause of anal itching (also called pruritis ani) are intestinal parasites or an overgrowth of yeast in the colon. Sometimes food reactions can cause itching and this should be easy to track down. ...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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Why is my anus swollen?

Why is my anus swollen?

Depends: It depends on the circumstances under which the swelling took place (trauma, infection, etc). ...Read more

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My boyfriend noticed that my anus looks different, like there is something protruding. It's pretty slight. Is this rectal prolapse? And is it serious?

My boyfriend noticed that my anus looks different, like there is something protruding. It's pretty slight. Is this rectal prolapse? And is it serious?

Rectal prolapse: Rectal prolapse typically occurs in elderly woman and is usually associated with such symptoms as pain, bleeding, and seepage. Although it can occur at any age, it is unlikely you have this condition. If something is protruding it most likely is a hemorrhoid which is not serious. However a rectal exam should be performed to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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Why is my anus itching?

Why is my anus itching?

Many causes: There can be numerous diseases that could cause this problem. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more

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When I wipe my butt there is always blood...Occasionally extremely itchy and ribbon like poop..Is it normal for internal/external hemorrhoids be so bad? 

When I wipe my butt there is always blood...Occasionally extremely itchy and ribbon like poop..Is it normal for internal/external hemorrhoids be so bad? 

See a doctor: If there is blood in your stool or on toilette paper, you need to see your doctor. There are many different diseases that cause this kind of bleeding, e.g. Hemorrhoids, anal fissure, colon/rectal cancer, diverticulosis and some other diseases. ...Read more

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My son is 3 and is circumcised but this evening while potty I noticed his penis is red and swollen. What could be the cause?

My son is 3 and is circumcised but this evening while potty I noticed his penis is red and swollen. What could be the cause?

Few possibilities: Inflammation of the penis can be related to conditions such as balanitis (swelling of the head of the penis) balanoposthitis (inflammation of foreskin and head of penis in uncircumcised males). It also can be due to urethral irritation or infection. Redness and/or swelling of the penis needs examination. Further evaluation by a physician is needed. ...Read more

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My lower abdominal is itchy and has a strange wobbly feeling, and my anus hole is extremely itchy, ?

My lower abdominal  is itchy and has a strange wobbly feeling, and my anus hole is extremely itchy, ?

Need more info: It would be impossible to even venture a guess about what is going on without more detailed history, a physical exam and possibly some laboratory tests. See your family doctor and hope this clears up soon. ...Read more

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My skin is really transparent and I can see veins. Why is one tender behind my knee?

My skin is really transparent and I can see veins. Why is one tender behind my knee?

Varicose vein: If your veins are distended or tender you may have varicose veins. If so, they may be associated with some tenderness. If there is pain in the lower extremities, you should check with your physician to ensure you do not have any deep vein thromboses (clots in the legs). ...Read more

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This is embarrassing. My butthole has been very itchy lately. Sometimes I wipe so hard it bleeds just to ease the itching. What could this be??

This is embarrassing. My butthole has been very itchy lately. Sometimes I wipe so hard it bleeds just to ease the itching. What could this be??

Possible 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. Occasionally bright red blood on toilet tissue, stool, or in the toilet bowl can be seen, particularly after passage of a hard stool. The intensity of anal itching and the amount of inflammation increases from the direct trauma of scratching. ...Read more

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Hi, yesterday I shaved my vagina area, and today there is one red bump between my vagina and anus. It is closed, slightly red, what could this be?

Hi, yesterday I shaved my vagina area, and today there is one red bump between my vagina and anus. It is closed, slightly red, what could this be?

Folliculitis: When you shave the hair off it irritates the follicles and they can get infected. Actually it used to be common practice before delivering baby. It was stopped because I of increased infections for mom and baby. ...Read more

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I have been very itchy around my vagina. It is swollen and there are these weird bumps entering the vagina. I am worried something is wrong. Thoughts?

I have been very itchy around my vagina. It is swollen and there are these weird bumps entering the vagina. I am worried something is wrong. Thoughts?

Get seen.: There are many possibilities for this and it would be hard to say without seeing the lesions. 1st to mind is a yeast infection. It is itchy, red, irritated and can cause a curdish discharge. Next would be herpes. It is usually very painful, tingling and that are lots of blisters usually. There are many other causes for vulvo-vaginal rashes, discharges and lesions. You best be seen! ...Read more

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Why is it my clitoris get irritated after I am done urinating? Sometimes is gets irritated out of the blue what's wrong?

Why is it my clitoris get irritated after I am done urinating? Sometimes is gets irritated out of the blue what's wrong?

Need a close exam: For a clitoris that "gets irritated" off and on, and after urination, one should see her Ob-Gyn doctor to get a close-up exam under good lighting, perhaps with magnification. That's the best way to see if there are cracks in the skin, skin inflammation, tiny herpes sores, etc... Just looking at it from a couple of feet away is not likely to detect what is causing the irritation. ...Read more

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Why is my lips get bleeding?I don't have sick its just my lips is cracking.

Why is my lips get bleeding?I don't have sick its just my lips is cracking.

Cheilitis: Lip dermatitis is quite common. Lip-licking, as an attempt to add moisture, often flares the problem. A greasy ointment (petroleum jelly) can help. Stopping lip-licking is essential. In addition, some people develop contact dermatitis to gum, toothpaste, or other cosmetics. Flavored lip balm is a frequent cause. Greasy emollients, otc hydrocortisone, and stopping flare factors will improve lips. ...Read more

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I feel uncomfortable because I am always dizzy and if i look at the mirror, my eyes too pale but my blood is normal. What could it be?

I feel uncomfortable because I am always dizzy and if i look at the mirror, my eyes too pale but my blood is normal. What could it be?

See below: You need to be thoroughly evaluated by your doctor. Only then can you find out what's going on and what can be done for you. ...Read more