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Treatment for itching in anal region - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Is this the same doctore I was speaking to before?
User :   What is your name?
User :   okay!
Doctor :   Yes
User :   Sorry my time expired.. i have not had hardley any bleeding, just barely once when I was constipated and had to force it out
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i dont know what an uncer looks like
User :   ulcer*
Doctor :   Ok is it possible to take a picture and send it
User :   uumm... will you be looking at it?
Doctor :   Does it burn?
User :   sort of... only when I poop
User :   just recently its been like this
User :   but itchy for a while
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   I would suggest that You avoid constipation
Doctor :   Is the skin in youe anal region dry?
User :   yes. so laxitaves?
User :   not at all
Doctor :   Ok drinl plenty of water
Doctor :   eat fruitsa and vegetables a dag
User :   ok. you thought it could be an infection?
Doctor :   day
User :   i eat pretty healthy
Doctor :   I think You should rule out an infection by showing the patch to a dermatologist
Doctor :   Since You are telling me that You have had anal intercourse
Doctor :   I think It could be a fungal infection
User :   so I would specifically have to go to a dermatologist or would the health clinic i go to for my pap smear be able to tell me?
User :   ewe gross. what was that caused from?
User :   and if not an infection what should i do?
Doctor :   No You would need a dermnatologist to confirm the diagnosis after inspecting that area .A gynarecologist may be able to help
Doctor :   You can use a moisturising cream in that area
User :   What was it caused from?
Doctor :   Maintain good hygiene
Doctor :   Avoid spicy food
User :   okay so what does anal intercourse have to do with it?
Doctor :   Ase they may cause iritation
Doctor :   It could have caused an infection
User :   okay. Could I just send in a picutre to that website to determine if It is an infection? I dont have insurance so im looking at another option
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   You can send a picture to this email adress but i strongly recomend that You show it to a dermatologist as it is possible that You have a infection possibly a fungal one
Doctor :   Tjhis reuires treatment in the form of local creams and maybe a tablet also depending on the cause of the infection
User :   okay. i guess since thats the best thing i can do i dont think i have any other questions... other than what you recommended?
User :   okay.. OTC?
Doctor :   Also You may have to do some tests which Your dermatologist will recomewnd to determine the cause of the infection
User :   yes. okay
Doctor :   IHopwe You have understood
User :   Thank You for your help doctor.
User :   I do. And how would i prevent this?
User :   wiping better?
Doctor :   Does the llesion itch more at night or only after passing stool?
User :   passing stool
User :   it never itches unless i pass stool
Doctor :   I think You should avioid constipation
User :   okay. how do i do that?
Doctor :   As you have said the area is not dry?\
User :   nope
Doctor :   You could take a mild laxative isapghol powder mixed in aglass of water at night
User :   when I feel I am constipated or all the time?
Doctor :   You also have to rule out a sexualy transmitted disease in that area
Doctor :   When You are constipated
Doctor :   Avoid anal intercourse
User :   Yes we are both cure of it now but that is it possible the clamydia caused it?
Doctor :   Std is a possibility
Doctor :   Do you have any other symptoms
User :   okay. my urine has a horrible odor
Doctor :   burning on passing urine?fever?
User :   no it doesnt burn. no fever
Doctor :   Yes i feel that std is a strong possibility
User :   okay. but since im cured of it will it go away?
User :   or i still have to have it treated with something else?
Doctor :   It needs antibiotic treatment
User :   okay. ill still get it checked out to make sure. but ill just wait to see what they tell me. The dermatologist
Doctor :   Please show it to a dermatologist who will subject you to physical examination and do relevant tests to find the organism
Doctor :   any skin lesions or discharge in pubic region?
User :   no.. what does a skin lesion look like?
Doctor :   Do You have back pain?
Doctor :   I meant a patch
User :   no, I just had a breast reduction....? might not be relevant. a skin patch?
User :   I dont have back pain. I dont think i have a skin patch or lesion
Doctor :   Any similar brown patches in your pubic region?
Doctor :   Whjat about Your mouth?
User :   no
User :   no.. i havent noticed it
User :   i have 5 sec
User :   thank u
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