Sorry for the TMI, but I am a bit worried as this has been so for the past 2-3 days. I'm 22, and in the past after large bowel movements sometimes I would get pain or stinging in the anus area, but I never went to the doctor to get it checked out as it would disappear after a few days. I always assumed that there were fissures or something.
However the last three days I have had a constant slight pain around the anus area (again sorry for the TMI), especially if I sit in certain positions. I haven't had any particularly difficult or hard BM's recently (I know I do have a problem with constipation at times, but things have been pretty regular recently). I looked in the mirror today with the help of a light and I can see that there is a definite redness around the actual anus. I'm wondering if I should put some antibiotic cream or powder on it, would that help at all? Is this something serious that I should be worried about? Should I see a doctor? I'm about to travel to go back overseas for school on Sunday therefore my time is running out.