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Constant full feeling and I can feel my anus contracting. It hurts to sit. Its been over a week. I'm at my wits end?

Constant full feeling and I can feel my anus contracting. It hurts to sit. Its been over a week. I'm at my wits end?

Agree: You need to be properly evaluated by a colorectal surgeon or gastroenterologist. Don't ignore this. It may be an early warning sign of something serious and the sooner it is evaluated, the better off you will be! ...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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Is it dangerous to masterbate with my anus/have anal sex? Will by anus stretch? Can I contract diseases?

Is it dangerous to masterbate with my anus/have anal sex? Will by anus stretch? Can I contract diseases?

Consequences occur: An English writer once wrote that the anal muscles were the most capable in the body. They could decide when you were around friends/not. Whether fluid or solid material. Able to hold back or let go & create a musical fart. It was built for this, not sex. Solo or partner anal sex can tear/scar these muscles & reduce their capabilities. Any partner sexual contact can pass disease. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I orgasm clitorally, 5 minutes after my anus feels like its throbbing/contracting in an uncomfortable way, why is this?

Difficult: When you become progressive more excited the tissues of your pelvis become dilated and swollen. What I suspect you are feeling is the pulsatile relaxation of those tissues after your orgasmic release, and the contraction of the labia may pull upwards on the tissues around your anus. ...Read more

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My anus feels open, as if I am about to poop but I don't Meed to. Its only in the evening, its almost like its contracting. I am regular though??

My anus feels open, as if I am about to poop but I don't Meed to. Its only in the evening, its almost like its contracting. I am regular though??

Anus: This may be due to levator muscle tension which can also cause anal pain. Other possibilities include hemorrhoids, fissure or perianal dermatitis. I recommend a rectal exam ...Read more

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I am suffering from Anismus also known as Pelvic Floor dyssynergia. During bowl motion my anus contract Instead of relaxing...please help!!!

I am suffering from Anismus also known as Pelvic Floor dyssynergia. During bowl motion my anus contract Instead of relaxing...please help!!!

Anal dysfunction: There are physical therapists who specialize in pelvic floor dysfunction and they may be able to help you. The root cause of your problem may be mechanical or muscular or it may be neurological. Ultimately, you may be helped by surgery, but I would start with physical therapy. ...Read more

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Herpes or anal fissures? 2 tears on anus. No other sores and no anal sex. Terrified I contracted an std after a one night stand 8 mths ago. Scared!

Herpes or anal fissures? 2 tears on anus. No other sores and no anal sex. Terrified I contracted an std after a one night stand 8 mths ago. Scared!

Herpes unlikely: Herpes can mimic anal fissure or "tear", but usually it does not. If you had acquired herpes during the exposure 8 months ago, you probably would have had typical blisters, sores, etc at the site (s) of exposure, i.e. vaginal opening or labia. But the only way to know for sure is to see a doctor. Do it ASAP, before the fissures start to heal, for accurate HSV testing if s/he recommends it. ...Read more

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My anus feels numb and when I try to contract those muscles sometimes it doesn't work. Could this be from straining? I haven't had fecal incontinence

My anus feels numb and when I try to contract those muscles sometimes it doesn't work. Could this be from straining? I haven't had fecal incontinence

Neurology evaluation: Is warranted, kindly ask your doctor to refer you, you are reporting very specific nervous symptoms that require attention by a specialist, best wishes ...Read more

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During anal sex can the person inserting penis into anus contract HIV if no condom was used and there was a lot of feces?

During anal sex can the person inserting penis into anus contract HIV if no condom was used and there was a lot of feces?

Not the issue: Unless receiver is bleeding, bigger risk is local trauma to mucous membranes lining interior of anus/rectum getting local damage and leaking small amounts of blood at same time "penis partner" has skin damage to penis. Much higher risk to transmit other way, but can happen. Test in 60 days if concerned. ...Read more

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Numbness inside my vagina after a c-section? Not feeling my uterus contract? Numbness around my anus? Be caused by the c-section cut?

Numbness inside my vagina after a c-section? Not feeling my uterus contract? Numbness around my anus? Be caused by the c-section cut?

Maybe not: Those areas are not necessarily innervated by the surface skin nerves cut during the C/section. Those are deeper nerves that may have been impacted by the pressure of the pregnant uterus. Consult with your OB surgeon to ensure that there were no complications from the surgery involving those deeper nerves. ...Read more

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I had a c-section 5 weeks ago and I don't have much feeling in my anus. I also can't feel my uterus contract when I breast Fed. I've not felt it at al?

I had a c-section 5 weeks ago and I don't have much feeling in my anus. I also can't feel my uterus contract when I breast Fed. I've not felt it at al?

Sacral nerves?: What your describing is a lack of innervation from a lower area of the spine, that controls the sensation and motor function of lower parts of your body. I suggest you go to a neurologist to see what area of the spine is causing the numbness and lack of functioning you are experiencing. Its possible these changes are temporary, but please go get evaluated and treated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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My anus hurts?

My anus hurts?

Anus: Common causes of pain include external hemorrhoids, anal fissure, rectal abscess, proctalgia. ...Read more

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What causes a wet anus?

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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 ...Read more

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What causes sores in anus?

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. ...Read more

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Normal to have hairy anus?

Yes: The amount of hair that people have on different parts of their body varies from person to person and from culture to culture. ...Read more

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Itch in area above my anus?

Puritis Ani: Most likely this is a condition called puritis ani which is primarily caused from scratching. Scratching the area only keeps it going. Many people do this scratching out of habit or due to stress but the best treatment is to stop scratching. Try soaking in warm water or even rubbing the area with ice which helps reduce itching. It also possible to have pinworms that your doctor can check for. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have a problem with my anus?

GetToKnowItBetter...: Get to know your anus! That little thing can distinguish between solid, liquid and gas without you thinking about it. Pretty smart, huh? I know some people that can't.And under certain circumstances it can stretch as wide as your cervix does during childbirth. It'll let you know real quick if you need a bath or if it's unhappy for any reason. So take care of it. I assume you haven't? You have a problem?? ...Read more

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Buzzing or vibrations in anus?

Many possibilities: Depending on diet, medications, bowel habits, sexual practices, presence of hemorrhoids, the list can be quite exhaustive. ...Read more

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Why does my anus itch so much?

Why does my anus itch so much?

Lots of reasons: Fungal infections are common. A contact dermatitis from something left by laundry in your clothes. Infections, pin worms, hemorrhoids, etc...The list is very long. Time to have your doc take a look down there and get you some relief! ...Read more

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There's small dimple above anus?

Could be anything: The differential includes pilonidal disease, peri anal fistula or a simple abscess. You will need a physical examination by your primary md. ...Read more

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Why does my anus hurt when I wipe?

BM pain with wiping: Hi

the first reason that comes to mind is that there is a small tear, an anal fissure, causing the pain. These small tears can be common...Especially if your bowel movements are hard or difficult.

The other common problem is hemorrhoids.

I would want to know if you were bleeding and how long the pain is persisting. If you are having increasing pain you need to be seen. ...Read more

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What can cause the pain in my anus?

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 ...Read more

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Swealling in anus? What should I do:

Analswelling: Do you have constipation? Do you strain with bowel movements? If yes, then you may have hemorrhoids and you may have sometimes some fresh blood after bowel movements. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more