Pruritus Ani :: Stopping Anal Itching Especially After Hemorrhoids

Sep 30, 2015

One day I didn’t have hemorrhoids and the next day I did……I wasn’t even sure what it was but then went to my local supermarket that same day as I was in pain and got the regular creams and suppositories for hemorrhoids and this eased the pain. However, worse was to come as although I had eased the hemorrhoids I was left with a very embarrassing and itchy bum! I wasn’t sure what to do so went to the doctor who gave me Canesten hydrocortisone cream and this did work but it said to not use it for more than a week or 10 days (something like that) as it caused thinning of the skin etc and I know this can cause itchy skin. It was like a vicious cycle. I had to get off this steroid cream fast and came across a few articles that helped so I wanted to sum it up for anyone who has had this same problem, whether the anal itching was caused by haemorrhoids or something else. This is the routine I followed…..

I iced my anal passage with a lolly pop covered in kitchen roll and then applied what I can only describe as a miracle cream that is only available in this strength in America. The cream is called ‘Desitin’ maximum strength 40% zinc oxide diaper rash cream….yes it is basically just for babies with nappy rash but it is a true godsend. As I live in the UK, I had to get it off Amazon! It was a little dearer with shipping costs etc than normal but I would have paid anything. It has to be the 40% zinc oxide to work.

Within a few days my symptoms eased and have not returned. I think the cream helped to mend the skin and ease the itching at the same time and please make sure YOU DO NOT SCRATCH.

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Pruritus Ani :: Anal Itching For A While Now

I have been suffering from anal itching for a while now, and have noticed some abnormalities, and i'm really worried. However i am a teen and unable to get to the doctors without asking my parent, which would then mean i'd have to inform them of the reason, and im too embarrassed to do so, further more im unsure whether there are female doctors at my clinic, so i haven't said anything.

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Erectile Dysfunction In 20s - Cannabis Smoker With Anal Itching And Constipation

I am a 22 year male, 10 stone 2 pounds, 5 ft 8 inch, smoker (around 5 a day) and recreational cannabis smoker (daily). I have no known diseases, illnesses or family history of such (apart from my mother, who has depression).

I have a variety of symptoms that could either be related or not, these are:

-Constipation. Been noticeable for the past few months, it is not constant, but is regular. No pain is felt on passing, but blood is occasionally found when wiping. I am a student, so my diet is not the best it could be, yet has been consistent for the past two years.

-Anal itching. An issue that has come and gone my entire life, yet have been too embarrassed to discuss it. Often use E45 or Sudocrem to relieve this, which helps, but is not a solution.

-Erectile Dysfunction. Gradually been getting worse over the past year. Sometimes wake up with an erection, yet do not get any throughout the day. No longer feel the urge to masturbate, cannot get an erection when intimate with my partner. Almost impossible to get an erection without constant touching. Little anxiety or pressure felt.

-Rare feelings of depression. This is not constant, and can happen out of nowhere. Feelings of loneliness and extreme lack of motivation to do anything. Occurs about two times a month. Happened for around two years.

-Fluctuating appetite. Can go days without feeling hungry, where I have to force myself to eat. Then days where I feel constantly hungry. Happened for at least four years.

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Hemorrhoids Removal :: Will I Be Able To Do Anal Sex Afterwards?

I've been trying to cure my piles pharmacologically for two weeks, but it didn't help. Now, my doctor said that I should remove them using some of non-surgical procedures like rubber banding ligation or photocoagulation. My problem is that I'm a gay bottom and I'm afraid if I will be able to have anal sex after these procedures (how long will I have to wait), and which procedure would be the best for me in my case (I thought about rubber banding ligation). I would appreciate the most answers from people who had one of these kinds procedures and then normally had anal intercourses.

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Hemorrhoids :: Lump After Anal Sex?

I had anal sex for the first time 2 days ago. We used a condom but we skipped the lube part. I'm not sure how far he got as it was painful and we stopped.

The morning after I went to the bathroom for #2 (been a little constipated for the past few days) and there a small amount of blood when I wiped. I also just noticed a pea sized lump just outside the anus. It's pink/purple/skin colored and sensitive to touch. I also feel discomfort when I sit or go to the toilet but it's bearable.

Is this consistent with hemorrhoids?

What can I do about it and when should I see a doctor (I don't have an insurance yet)?

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Anal Fissure Or Hemorrhoids?

So I'm in a spot of bother. But first a brief back story (excuse the pun!):

I live in South Korea and around 3 months ago i had really bad stomach pains, vomiting blood, feeling like death etc. Now, being in a foreign country where English isn't spoken too much i was very scared and went to A&E straight away and pretty much got a whole menagerie of tests including a colon and endoscopy. The doctors had a good look around and found nothing wrong. The vomiting stopped almost as quickly as it began and my stomach pain vanished. 

However, a few weeks later i started passing stool that was very painful and then started seeing a lot of blood. It was everywhere; in my stool, when i wiped and even (and most alarmingly) dripping straight from my anus. This was a very distressing time for me, I couldn't even get intelligible feedback from the doctors (no ones fault i should add!). Anyway, after another round of 'scopys they found I had a Hiatal Hernia! 

- My first question is has anyone else here been diagnosed with a Hiatal Hernia??

So this explained the stomach pain and through my own research/assumption/vague doctor explanation this most probably caused constipation, stress, straining and eventually resulted in blood flowing freely from my back side. The doctors previously couldn't see hemorrhoids or anal fissures. But after one particularly bloody episode I returned to AE and they said, without tests being carried out, i had either internal hemorrhoids or an acute anal fissure.

So my questions are;

-How do you know the difference?

-Without another (expensive) colonoscopy will I be able to tell?

-Do Hemorrhoids exaggerate into (or cause) anal fissures? 

-Are the treatments for each condition different?

-Is this a lifetime issue now I've got it?

I know what you're thinking; why don't i ask a doctor. Well its not that easy (or cheap) and i figured someone here probably had the same questions and got decent answers (in english) they might want to share?

Also, happy(ish) ending; I rarely see blood anymore, except after a particularly hard stool, and only then its when i wipe and no dripping. I put this down to a few things.I started eating a LOT more fiber, i was trying to maintain 35g of the stuff a day which equated to 1 banana, 2 large apples (200g) and 300g of sweet potato (skin on). 3 - 4 litres of water a day too. At the height of my pain i would have a spoonful of olive oil first thing in the morning, followed by a sitz bath and the MAIN thing is squatting while passing, i cannot recommend this last point enough!

I'm actually experiencing a bit of pain at the moment but i'm putting this down to having a couple of weeks off my regime. Alcohol and fried/salty food should be avoided for prolonged periods it seems! Also for those of you that work out, avoid lower back exercises, or at least go light on the weights in that area.

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Bleeding Hemorrhoids After Anal Sex

i am a bisexual boy and i have hemorrhoids and when i have sex with my boyfriend it's so painful(i am a but) and after or during the sex may anus bleeds after sex i usually wash my anus with betadine and after that with shower gel and then i use an anti hemorrhoids suppository i wanna know if it helps and i f i'm doing the right thing after having anal sex?

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Anal Fissure After Surgery For Hemorrhoids

I have been experiencing some constipation for several years but  last june probleme get aggravated and I start having some blood in my stool  and I thought was just hemorrhoid but one day I tried to use the bathroom I couldn't go easy it took me 2 hours to empty my bowel,I  was in agony then went to my GD who refer me to CRS and confirm that I have a fissure with 3 skin tags , prescribe  for me nifedipine ointment 3 time a day and change my diet( fruit veg fiber...) and drink lot of water, after a month staff get worse then went back to CRS he want me to do colonoscopy to figure out what a heck is going on , but thank God nothing bad beside a fissure and 3 skin tags , at that time I couldn't keep my mind straight cuz I was in so much pain on sep 3 I decided to go  for the other option IS surgery with removal of the skin tag. but unfortunately after 11 days post-op I develop a fistula I don't know why it happened it was the most painful pain I have experienced in my life so went to CRS and immediately admit me for 2nd surgery fistulotomy , so today 3 day so far I still have some pain but not as bad as before, I know it is going to take longer to heal but I'm taking it day by day , and this is my story

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Hemorrhoids :: Growth Above Anal Area

I've had a growth on the top of my anal opening for several years. It first came to my notice through pain on wiping. On further inspection, it became clear that a hard growth had installed itself adjacent to the anal passage. This body is immovable but periodically submerged in a type of crater or shallow second hole above the real one. Accordingly, it can flare up and became painful and irritated much as it can subside and be nearly invisible to the naked eye. This is the problem which stymied my attempts to provide a visual cue for a colorectal surgeon who examined me. I showed photos on my phone, but they informed me that they couldn't see anything and wouldn't proceed to a surgical solution. They did indicate some internal hemorrhoids and offered a ligation for those, by my pain problem is primarily related to this external object. I took two photos of the issue today and circled them in MS Paint for maximum clarification.

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Anal Fissure/hemorrhoids - Low Sex Drive?

My boyfriend was continually turning me down weeks on end until he finally had to tell me why - he had an anal fissure, it was painful, so he never felt in the mood. I completely understood that and no longer nagged him for sex. But that was at least 2 months ago, and I am really in need of some good old sex like we use too!

But...he still hasn't really showed he is keen. We've done it a few times but he has never climaxed. I've seen in the cupboard he has got some creams etc which I can tell he uses every few weeks because the packet moves positions. So I assume from this he has his good and bad days?

He is now also watching a lot of porn (I checked his history because I wanted to know if he still had any sex drive at all) so I assume he is still horny... so that comes to my question.

does an anal fissure lower sex drive or cause a man not to be able to cum?

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Hemorrhoids Or Anal Warts? Skin Tags?

I have posted on here before but had a couple more questions:

I have been having what I would call a swelling feeling/inflammation near my rectum for a few months now. When I wipe, I can feel some little raised areas. They come and go and will sometimes itch and I have had blood in my BM around 5 times but not for about 2 months now. They never really hurt but can be tender if the skin is pulled the wrong way. I was just able to see them a little better a couple nights ago and it looks like two whiteish bumps right near the opening. Before when I looked I thought they appeared red. Are these hemorrhoids? Could they be anal warts? Skin tags? Or something else?

I recently had a pap and everything was normal. And a few days ago I got very sick with strep throat/tonsillitis and had to have a lot of blood work done. I had a complete blood count done as well as a white blood count and everything came back normal there so I think any type of cancer could be ruled out right? So really what is left besides hemorrhoids that would act and look and feel this same way? I should also mention, that since I have been sick, it's gotten a little worse. The bumps and irritation come and go (never 100% completely go away but get significantly better at times). But since I've been sick I have literally sat or laid down on the bed or couch for 5 straight days with next to no physical activity. That's probably why it's acting up again.

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Anal Fissure, Skin Tag And Hemorrhoids, Botox?

I am 25 female and have been suffering with hemorrhoids for years, 8 I think now, they resulted in a nasty skin tag and when I thought it couldn't get worse, I have now had a fissure for over a year.

Anyway, after many GP visits etc, and fainting from pain, I finally got put on the NHS waiting list for botox and skin tag removal. I thought to myself this is great to get this done and will solve all my problems, as I can't continue life as it is now, right? I got a date sent to me last week for the surgery, meant to be today, much quicker than I thought (Surely they would have wanted to review before, the Surgeon hasn't seen me in over 6 months?!) but after reading so many horrible posts about Botox I postponed it, so they will be sending a new date.  But before I go ahead I really hope lots of you can advise me on your experience and give me information.

It is painful for me every day, I almost faint sometimes from the pain.  And for some reason for the past 2 weeks, I have lots of blood during EVERY SINGLE BM - why now??  And is this something I should be worried about if it is every single time?

I am tip top about diet and exercise, I only weigh 54kg, I am healthy and active all the time!

The advice that I really want from you all - should I do this botox?  Or should I accept life as it is now?? [sad] could things get a lot worse if I go for Botox?

Also I don't know if I get 'spasms', what are spasms?  I am in pain for a long while after a BM is that what they are?

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Hemorrhoids :: Bean Sized Lump Around My Anal Sphincter

Hello. Today While showering, I noticed I have a strange bean sized lump around my anal sphincter. The lump moves under my skin when I touch it, and seems to not be stationary. The lump appears to be white in color, although I admittedly have had trouble getting a good look at it.

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Hemorrhoids :: For A Year With Itching And Blood

I have been dealing with a small lump around my anus. It has been a year and when i first got it, i looked for it online and the articles that i read all said that the lump will heal by itself. It already been a year and im more of tired of it. It's not painful, but sometimes it does itches, when defecating, sometimes i will find blood on the poo, but all this happens really seldom. The lump does not bother much, but it's been more than a year and it is still there. Sometimes the lump will shrink but sometimes it will grow back, and i really do not know what to do. I am definitely going to see a doctor about it, but i will like to know ideas or anything about what i am dealing with.

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Hemorrhoids Flare Up :: Chronic Pain And Itching

This is embarrassing but I've been experiencing haemorrhoids on and off for at least 2 years now. I think they are external. They are big and blue. When they flare up I have chronic pain and some itchiness. They don't often bleed though. I am a 20 year old female. Two Drs have told me to increase the fibre my diet. One said to drink 3L of water per day. Clearly I haven't been very successful.

My question is what do you do to relieve the pain when you have bad haemorrhoids? I have bought Retinol cream but one of the Drs told me not to use it, I'm not entirely sure why. Also, at what point do you know if you need surgery for haemorrhoids?

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Pruritus Ani :: (steroid) Dermol Lotion Worked

been given trimovate cream to apply twice a day (steroid) dermol lotion to wash the infected area twice a day. zinc and castor oil cream to act as a barrier. started this friday night and today i have no itch and the whole area looks a lot better. no idea how long it will last once i'm off it all though.

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Sexual Health Men :: Anal Sex After Anal Wart Removal?

I had surgery for HPV/anal warts in March 2012, and have since been unable to engage in anal sex. I've seen my doctor several times (another appointment next week) and he says that it's fine for me to have sex, and that I should do some dilation on my own at home. Well, I've been trying to do the dilation, but I can't even get a small anal plug to fully go in. It's as if there's a restriction up there--which can be felt, it's similar to a ring, and it feels like a scar tissue of some sort...

Anyway, I'm just looking to find some people who have had similar experiences, and am looking to hear from people who have had this problem and maybe have had some better results in terms of having sex again. It's really bumming me out. I'm 23 and I feel like this problem is going to linger with me forever.

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Intercourse / Orgasm :: Anal Sex Linked With Anal Cancer

anal sex has been implicated in the development of Non-Cancerous anal HPV and anal warts, which will result in a increased incidence of anal cancer.Treatment of anal HPV-associated disease depends on the diagnosis, location, and size or amount of disease.

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Pruritus Ani :: Baby Wipes And Aloe Vera Gel Helped

One of the guests below on this site recommended using baby wipes and Aloe Vera gel. I do already use baby wipes but hadn't tried the Aloe Vera gel. I bought some and I can say yes, it does help a lot. It doesn't cure it - but the itching has reduced hugely at night.

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Anal Herpes Vs. Anal Fissure?

I'm kinda freaking out and would like some advice before I head to the doctor in a couple days.  Felt a sore on my anus when wiping and looked and saw what looked like a small cut when checking and thought it was from aggressive wiping or from when I was doing squats at gym.  Couple days later cut is still there maybe bigger, but that may be from irritating it every time I have to wipe.  Do also have what appears to be a hemorrhoid, and itches occasionally though that might just be because I can't stop think about it.  I am sexually active but have always been safe and never shown symptoms anywhere else on body before. 

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Hemorrhoids :: Internal Hemorrhoids Can Give A Positive FOBT?

Do you know if second degree internal hemorrhoids can give a positive FOBT test if you do not have noticeable blood.

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