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Anal itching with normal stools - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   how can i help you?
Doctor :   are u there?
User :   sorry i was experiencing internet problems
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   no problem
User :   i am currently experiencing some anal itching and was wondering what was the cause of this?
Doctor :   i can help you
User :   thanks
Doctor :   but i need to know a few details first
User :   okay
User :   ...
Doctor :   i would like to know when it started
Doctor :   is there any other place where it itches
User :   a few weeks-a month ago?
User :   no
User :   just there
Doctor :   how are your bowel movements
User :   same as normal, haven't changed although i experience more discomfort after passing stool
Doctor :   as anal itching occurs usually
Doctor :   due to constipation
Doctor :   or hard stools
Doctor :   as they graze and damage the anal mucosa
User :   i was wondreing if it was hygiene related?
Doctor :   Itching is further aggravated by wearing non-absorbent, tight clothes in hot weather; stress, walking, bike riding and sitting on a plastic sheet for a long time.
Doctor :   it very much is
Doctor :   After bowels wash your anal area regularly with soap and water, clean it with tissue and pat the area dry.
User :   okay
Doctor :   Wear comfortable, cotton under garments..
Doctor :   i would also like to give u some other tips

Doctor :   to prevent
Doctor :   it from recuurring
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