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What could cause pain in anus?
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Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Several causes
Anal pain can be a lot of problems.
Anal fissures, abscess, inflammatory bowel disease, henorrhoids, constipation are a few of the causes. Other types of infections are possible. A good history and exam is needed to really diagnose this problem.

In brief: Several causes
Anal pain can be a lot of problems.
Anal fissures, abscess, inflammatory bowel disease, henorrhoids, constipation are a few of the causes. Other types of infections are possible. A good history and exam is needed to really diagnose this problem.
Dr. Michael Mirochna
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
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In brief: Anal pain
The most common cause of pain in the anus is a simple hemorrhoid, often with a tender bluish nodule palpable.
Other causes are an anal fissure (tear in the side of the anus due to constipation), inflamation of the anus (proctitis), which can be a feature of inflammatory bowel disease or of some infections (notably stds like gonorrhea or herpes). Sometimes a prostate infection will cause anal pain.

In brief: Anal pain
The most common cause of pain in the anus is a simple hemorrhoid, often with a tender bluish nodule palpable.
Other causes are an anal fissure (tear in the side of the anus due to constipation), inflamation of the anus (proctitis), which can be a feature of inflammatory bowel disease or of some infections (notably stds like gonorrhea or herpes). Sometimes a prostate infection will cause anal pain.
Dr. Colin Kerr
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