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What Do Itchiness And Pain In The Anus Indicate After A Colonoscopy?

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Posted on Tue, 14 Nov 2017
Question: Hey doctor,

10 days ago I had a colonoscopy performed and for the last 4 days I have been having this itchy pain on the right side in my butt every time that I pass a stool which seems to fade after an hour or two. Is this something I should worry about or something that might go away with time? I haven't had any blood in my stools and everything seems normal but when the itch did start I noticed my stools weren't as ''wet'' when I wipe there doesn't seem to be anything that comes up on the toilet paper when I wipe. Could this maybe be that it is dry down there I haven't had this problem previous to the colonoscopy is it worth getting checked out or nothing really to worry about?
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel (51 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Seems in relation with change of stool consistency only .

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear

Warm welcome to Healthcaremagic.com
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* This seems in relation with friction induced pain after passing stool ( due to
change in consistency of some what hard or semi hard than previous times ) .

* Do not panic at present , suggestions for the time

- Drink plenty of liquids .
- Prefer soft , light diet with more of green leafy veg , whole grains , pulses ,
legumes .
- Avoid oily , spicy , non veg stuffs till possible .
- Analgesic tylenol ( 500 ) mg if more pain only .
- Sitz bath ( sitting in a tub filled with lukewarm water for 5 minutes after
passing stool ) will help a great .
- Avoid smoking or alcohol if consuming .

Hope this clears your query .

Welcome for any further assistance .
Regards dear take care .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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What Do Itchiness And Pain In The Anus Indicate After A Colonoscopy?

Brief Answer: Seems in relation with change of stool consistency only . Detailed Answer: Hello dear Warm welcome to Healthcaremagic.com I have evaluated your query thoroughly . * This seems in relation with friction induced pain after passing stool ( due to change in consistency of some what hard or semi hard than previous times ) . * Do not panic at present , suggestions for the time - Drink plenty of liquids . - Prefer soft , light diet with more of green leafy veg , whole grains , pulses , legumes . - Avoid oily , spicy , non veg stuffs till possible . - Analgesic tylenol ( 500 ) mg if more pain only . - Sitz bath ( sitting in a tub filled with lukewarm water for 5 minutes after passing stool ) will help a great . - Avoid smoking or alcohol if consuming . Hope this clears your query . Welcome for any further assistance . Regards dear take care .