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Causes and treatment for anal abcess - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Very bad anal pain has lasted for months I have been to several doctors,but no one has found the problem, there is no blood , or pain when passing stools , nor am i constipated, but don'T KNOW WHAT TO DO FOR IT
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr AAAAAAA
Doctor :   Welcome to healthcare Magic
Doctor :   Do give me a few minutes to read what you have written
Doctor :   Do let me know your age
User :   32
User :   male
Doctor :   please mention whether You are male or female?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Is this pain present throughout the day
Doctor :   When do u usualy notice it?
User :   it comes and goes , usually after waking up , although it does not disturb my sleep
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how would you describe the paid
Doctor :   is it burning or pricking or aching
Doctor :   sorry pain
User :   aching
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   which part of Your anus is it located at ?
Doctor :   at the opening or a little inside?
User :   just inside the opening
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Have You examined Your self ehile washing that area and found any mass there?
User :   yes ,there is no mass
Doctor :   ok when You cough or straindo You notice any increase in the pain?
Doctor :   What usualy increases this pain?
Doctor :   Have You noticed?
User :   when i cough no change , i don't really notice a change when straining either
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Have You experienced any weight loss or are You feeling weak?
User :   neither
Doctor :   Does anyone else in Your family have similar complaints?
User :   no that i know
Doctor :   I would think in terms of several possibilities?
Doctor :   You could be having Haemorrhoids
Doctor :   or a fissure or fistula
Doctor :   Cancer has to be ruled out also
Doctor :   It would be better if u consulted Your general surgeon or a proctologist for a physical examination of that area
Doctor :   As this is very necessary and I cannot point out the exact cause without physically examining You
Doctor :   Also try to get a stool examination for occult blood done
Doctor :   Do You have any more queries?
Doctor :   An abscess is also a possibility
User :   could it be a pressing nerve?
Doctor :   Have You noticed any fever?
User :   no fever
Doctor :   Since it is at the anus it is exrremely unlikely
User :   ok , thanks .
Doctor :   Have You understood what I have said
User :   yeh
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help You with?
User :   no thank-you
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   bye.
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