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    Also known as 'piles', this is a condition where the blood vessels in and around the anus become swollen and inflamed, subsequently forming small lumps. Read more →

    I have been having trouble with my anus for the past 18 months or so. My partner and I often have anal sex but I can no longer receive because I have a strong sensitivity just inside my anus. I suspected this was a result of piles but I tried every medication and diet possible to no success. My anus is even too sensitive to check myself with a finger. The area of sensitivity also seems to be swollen at the moment. What could this be?





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    Hey how are you I am having similar symptoms to what you have had! All I want to really know is, has it gone away for you? I'm scared I will have it for life. It's so irritable and sore, I too participate in anal sex and it's put a real dampener on life for me and my partner at the moment ! I have had it for around 2 months. Thanks ! Please reply . I think it's called procitus which is inclination of the anus.

    I recently had a orchidectomy performed on both of my testicles as i had a testicular torsion in my right testicle. After a month i am complaining of a sensitive perianal area including my left testes and also my anus, it became worse after an intensive weight-lifting workout. My anus feels painful and swollen. My GP thinks its acute prostatitis but i have no urinary retention or infection, but insisted i take a broad spectrum antibiotic to treat it. The pain is spreading towards my left back area and my groin with no swollen areas. Im beginning to doubt the diagnosis and i think its simple external piles. Can you help please? Male 25





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    hi, i am 22 n i have a colostomy bag but lately i've been feeling pain from my anus. when i put my finger inside i felt a swollen hard lump. can it be pilles? i mean i dnt use my anus and am pregnant. i have a history of rectul cancer, when i go 2 my docters they booked me for a colonoscopy but the date is very far and i cant sit. please help! every thing is slow in government hospitals here in south african, i could use your help





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    Hi I have what looks like another anus between my anus and scrotum (much nearer my anus). It will expand and contract in line with my anus (if that makes sense),it is about the same diameter as a finger tip but it causes no pain or discomfort at all and ive had it as long as i can remember. What is it? Should I worry about it?





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    Okay, my boyfriend and I have been together for 6 years. We have unprotected sex and neither of us have ever been diagnosed with any STDs. For the past few months every time we have sex I get a burning itching feeling around my vagina and anus. I am prone to yeast infections and UTIs but they have never felt like this before. Now, about two days ago, he put a finger inside my anus. We have had anal sex before without any issues, but today I have been feeling very sore in that area. I just took a look in the mirror and I have a swollen red bump there....what is happening to me!?! We have never had an issue with any sort of STDs or rashes. What is this?





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    Hello,i would like to ask why my virgina n anus feel wet, n itchy when i wipe it sometime painful,and swollen and sometime sore to even walk n when i did have intercourse my partner say i was dry,please help me





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    Over the past couple of days my anus has become very sore but only one one side. It feels like it has also swollen a little on that side. Could you please advise on what this could possibly be?





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    between my anus and scrotum there is a vein or tube of some kind that at times gets swollen and has a creamy discharge from it, can get tight and very uncomfortable around that tube at these times. what is wrong?





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    I am not a medical person, but it seems to me that you have a fistula. See your doctor without delay.

    Any advice on tears between the anus and vagina? I'm not sure if it is due to dryish skin or pressure during sex but it becomes very painful and takes a while to heal only for it to happen again. I also suffer from them at the top of my vulva where it meets the pubis. And sometimes after sex my vulva becomes very sore and swollen for a day or two. This isn't a constant thing but occasional.





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    My right foot is always swollen, when I walk for some time.No other areas is swollen. What is the problem of this area, please help! This swollen foot does not have any pain and discoloration.





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    Its been like this for some time now the base of my heel is tender to walk on

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    when i go to the toilet i often struggle to pass a stool. after doing so there is often blood and the skin around my anus becomes swollen. i had thought it mabye heomrroides but it doesnt look like pictures ive seen and i am not able to push it back inside my anus, it is more surrounding the outside of my anus. do you think this may be skin tags???





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    I dont go to the toilet very often but when I do my anus becomes very swollen and sometimes uncomfortable. I have noticed a small tiny hard lump at the top of the anus which I only felt recently after cleaning. I have a small pile at the bottom of the anus but this has been there since the birth of my 4th child it only bleeds when I have severe constipation and literally have to help myself go to the toilet. This has now been going on for 5 years and I sometimes have to take laxatives to relieve the constipation.





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    I have had for the past two weeks really bad thrush, well so the doctor says, but still waiting for my swab results to come back. its gradually getting worse and spreading and finding it hard to go the toilet so therefor my stomach has become swollen as i haven't and cannot poo as it hurts that much as my anus is that swollen and sore. I have had a number of different creams, and currently on anti-biotics. What can be done for this as i am taking really strong pain killers also.





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    if its thrush then antibiotics will make it worse. hassle your doctor to find out whats happening with the results. short of the creams and tablets there isnt very much you can do other than keep the area as clean as possible, dont use perfumed shower gels or soaps and i've always found that with sores its better to let the air get to them so they dry out - dont wear tight clothes or synthetic underwear.

    If it is thrush that you suffer from, the antibiotics will make it worse -killing off more of your normal flora in your intestines,vagina and mouth. The term "thrush" is usually used to describe a yeast infection in the mouth. The pain killers can make you constipated,too. Drink lots of water,take Lactobacillus pills(over the counter)eat yogurt,buttermilk and take other probiotics that will help to overcome the yeast and keep it in check. Use a pain-killing ointment to lubricate prior to a bowel movement and afterward. Or at least use a petroleum jelly. I have suffered from recurrent yeast infections due to antibiotic therapies for multiple sinus infections and teeth abcesses. Also had a post-op infection and was on intravenous Vancomycin which killed off alot of my normal flora. Those bacteria are what digests your food and keeps your colon healthy- thus your immune system healthy.

    i had a swollen vagina then that went away then I had lumps around my vagina and anus but the ones on my vagina were different colour to the lumps on my anus? But after a few months they've disappeared am I still safe or do I need to visit the clinic?





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    last sun i discovered had piles, i went for a poo and there was blood on the poo and my anus was lump and itchy. over the next few days i had two protuding lumps hanging like grapes, i was in agony. suddenly on sat morning i went for a poo and the lumps burst and fell off, and i was bleeding. all day sat i was bleeding and soiling my pants. sat teatime i went to A&E, after blood tests and 2 examinations of my anus, they sent a specialist down to see me, he found i 3rd lump inside my anys and he locally aneathitised the area and cut the bloodclot out, bandaged my anus up and sent me home, he said the bleeding wud stop within a few days. its now sun, i got up toook bandage off and went for a poo, bleding slightly all day, had a bath, still a bit sore and swollen where the cut is





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    I'm 14 and just outside the opening of my anus it looks like it is very slighty swollen in one place, and it looks like a skin tag. Can anyone help?





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    im 16 and suffer with constipation, ive got these lumps around my anus, they are swollen and itchy i was wondering if this could be piles. if anyone could help i would really appreciate it. thank you.





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    My anus is somewhat 'swollen' and I have a pile or extra skin there too. It is painful to go to the toilet sometimes and when I have sex it splits 80% of the time. Could you tell me what this is please





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    Hi I am 46 years old and live in Australia, I was diagnosed with VIN 3 High grade in October 2013. The VIN 3 was wide range it went from top of vulva to anus and anal cheeks. For over a year I went to my GP and he said it was just dermatitis. And told me to put Vaseline or cortisone on red swollen area. it started from anus, then spread to vulva, the GP said I had ulcers and a gravel type rash and it looked real nasty. I was so sore and in so much pain. Though GP failed to refer me to Gynaecologist when I asked, after seeing about this problem for over a year. It was spreading fast and getting worse. Finally he said just go see your bowl specialist. Had biopsies done, came up positive High grade VIN 3. I was sent to a Gynaecologist he did a vinegar test that showed VIN 3 had spread from anus to top of my vulva. He referred to a hospital were they treat cancer patients. And because it was on public system I was treated with disrespect and this hospital is a student practice hospital. The surgery was done in November 2013. And surgery was done by two young registrars and they did a really , really bad job. I came home with infection and was passing faeces through skin above anus and it is like passing broken glass. It is so painful. I went back to see bowl specialist and was admitted into local hospital for a course of antibiotics for two weeks in December 2013. It didn't get better but worse my vulva is very swollen and my anus has ulcers very red and so sore. I went back to bowl specialist and told him that I was passing faeces through skin above anus. He didn't believe me, I went back to him four times with this and he said it was my imagination, a change in sensation from surgery, he argued he couldn't see anything and did nothing about it. I am in so much pain it hurts to urinate, pass faeces, my vulva is so swollen and my anus is a mess and there is puss coming out of anus. And I have pressure and pain inside my anus and cervix. It is now 2015 I have suffered so much pain and trauma for two years now. I fear I have cancer and my bowl specialist when I saw him one more time said we better do more biopsies. A week ago, leading up to the day of biopsies I was feeling ill, chest infection and fever. So I had to cancel surgery . I get a letter from hospital and bowl specialist has said " No longer need for care !" And date was not rescheduled . I am mortified ! Still in awful pain , and GP wont refer me to another bowl specialist or Gynaecologist for second opinion. I had to look up my own symptoms to try and find out what was wrong with me, and I think I have a Fistula from original Vin 3 surgery ? No one is helping me and I need help !





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    Hi im 22 and have had extra skin around my anus for atleast 10 yrs. At the moment its swollen a little and very sore. Im too embarassed to go to my doctors and worried it might be serious.





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    i have a swollen anus it started out small now it has gotten bigger im so scared i have no pain no blood it just feel heavy when i walk please help!





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    Im a 20yo female and for years i have had blood in my stools. I tend to bleed more when im bloated (which happens almost everyday). My bloating is starting to feel like cramp just below my tummy button. My butt hurts after i have been to the loo wether its loose or hard. I dont know if its relevent but i have been aneamic alot and also had a baby 2 years ago. I noticed today when i sat on the loo i felt alot of pressure and my anus was swollen its also very purple. I eat healthily, get my 5 a day and do appx 2 miles a day on the x-trainer. The bulges arent round. Also my anus is painfully tight. Anyone know what it could be. I know its probably heamorrhoids just curious.





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    Literally said everything I have, apart from I believemI'm anaemic just haven't been checked yet..... but I reckon that's a huge main reason for my ill health. I'm curious to know.

    I have a slight pain in the anus but all day it feels like a wetness coming from the anus like a discharge.Theres not a lot but all the time i feel wet from the anus and it smells pretty strong.What can i take to stop it please.





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    I have a swollen tongue, it began to ache a few days ago and know has swollen quite abit I sound like I have lispe! Its hurts to swollow eat and drink, and smoke. I also have my tongue peirced 4yrs ago it has been fine there are no lumps or dis-colourings on my tounge its just really swollen I have tried to take my tongue bar out to clean it but its to painful and to swollen to get my fingers to unscrew the ball :'( help please I am very worried :(





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    I am a18 year old male and on Jan-10-2014, I had anal sex and from that day on the skin around anus is so itchy and I have been experiencing fluid discharge from my anus every ten minutes. During bowel moments I feel like my anus is going to tear and it pains. And its not at all healing. Please help me. I am so embarrassed to take this problem to a doctor.





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    I think it could be an std your better of going to a clinic to get it check out or go to doctors

    Please go to see a doctor; The sooner you go, The better it is for you to get better;Doctors have experienced hearing and treating similar matters already from their patients; Please Go; Thanx.

    ive had an itchy anus for about 3 years now have tried all creams and the doctors keep telling me its thrush.ive self examined myself and feel little tiny bumps like small warts just inside my anus is this whats making my anus itch i dont seem to be getting any answers from my doctor





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    i am 44yr old male i have been getting a very sore shooting pain in my anus .I have been treating it as piles ,i had this b4 and was told by my doc that my prostate gland was swollen,but the pain seems to be coming from near the outside.I also have a bad anul itch,can anybody help.





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    Im 19 ,I have a rash near my anus and my vagina,it first started near my vagina now its spread to my anus,also i have a small white spot near my anus,which does not hurt,just a bit itchy,and i struggle to go for a poo, im really worried and I don't know what to do, and I am too embrased to go to the doctor.





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    My best guess would be that you have thrush. It is usually easily treated and very common. Struggling to go to the loo would be unrelated to that if I am correct. It has been a while since you left this posting, so I hope you found some help, but if not, you can buy thrush treatment at your chemist, over the counter.

    My daughter is four years old and has severely swollen tonsils, they touch when she sticks her tongue out, she has no other symptoms and I noticed this a month ago, is this normal?? I took her to a doctor, and they gave me a nurse instead who said they were just swollen. She also snores loudly. I've looked it up and found nothing, why are they swollen??





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    I have a lump appear on one side of anus just before stool appears. If the stool is firm to hard it falls clean. If stool is soft the anus will not close tight. I must use finger dig out whats in the anus and push inwards to close the anus. Two colonoscopies and the tell me I am clean. But they never say anything about a lump. Also do to this problem I have no control of flatulance. Any suggestions?





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