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i am suffering from anal itching and pain from past 2 months?it starts near afternoon and remain for whole day?

By Anonymous December 16, 2009 - 11:22am
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December 19, 2009 - 7:01am
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Dear Anonymous,

Thanks for your question.

It sounds like you may have hemorrhoids. According to our Encyclopedia, ""Hemorrhoids are swollen blood vessels in and around the anus and lower rectum. They stretch under pressure and are similar to varicose veins in the legs. Hemorrhoids are either internal or external.
Common symptoms include:

◦Bleeding from the anus that may appear:
■On the stool
■On the toilet paper
■In the toilet bowel
◦Anal itching and burning
◦Swelling and pain during bowel movements
◦Sensitive lumps of various sizes around the anus

Initial medical treatment of hemorrhoids is aimed at relieving symptoms. Measures to reduce symptoms include:

◦Sitz baths—sitting in plain, warm water two to three times a day for about 10 minutes each time
◦Ice packs—putting cold packs on the anus for short durations to relieve pain and swelling
◦Medication—applying hemorrhoidal creams or suppositories to the affected area
◦High-fiber diet—Eating more whole fresh fruit, raw, or cooked vegetables, and whole grains has been consistently shown to reduce symptoms of hemorrhoids, including bleeding. Also, if you enjoy spicy foods, you can continue eating them. Studies have shown that they do not worsen hemorrhoidal symptoms.
◦Fluids—drinking six to eight, 8-ounce glasses of nonalcoholic fluids daily to soften stools

Nonsurgical Procedures
If these treatments provide insufficient relief, one of several nonsurgical procedures may be used to shrink or destroy the hemorrhoidal tissue. These procedures, which are generally performed in a doctor’s office, include:

◦Rubber band ligation—a rubber band placed around the base of the hemorrhoid to cut off circulation and force the hemorrhoid to wither away within a few days
◦Sclerotherapy—a chemical solution is injected near the blood vessel to cause scarring and shrinkage of the hemorrhoid
◦Coagulation therapy—the use of electricity (direct current electrotherapy), laser, or infrared light (photocoagulation) to shrink the hemorrhoidal tissue

If nonsurgical procedures are either not an option or fail to resolve the problem, surgical management is the final option:

◦Hemorrhoidectomy —This surgery involves permanent removal of hemorrhoids by cutting the hemorrhoidal tissue away. Some of the newest surgical treatments involve using stainless steel staples. While favored by many surgeons, there is some evidence that more traditional techniques produce more consistent and long-lasting relief.

Anon - does any of this seem familiar to you? Additionally, I have some questions for you - do you suffer from constipation or have you had a baby recently? Do you cough a lot or are you obese? Some of these are risk factors.

To help with this, try some of our tips:

◦Eating a high fiber diet
◦Exercising regularly, especially walking
◦Emptying bowels as soon as possible after the urge occurs
◦Avoiding the overuse of laxatives

However, you may have some other condition that is yet unknown. You may be sensitive to certain chemicals in soaps or lotions, you may have a worm infestation or a sexually transmitted condition.

Your best bet is to head to a health care provider. It sounds rather like hemorrhoids but don't treat yourself with any kind of medication until you know what it is.

Will you keep us updated?

December 16, 2009 - 12:28pm
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