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What do sore and itchy buttocks along with bowel leakage indicate?

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Dr. Suma Parinam

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Posted on Thu, 6 Sep 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: This is embarrassing. My buttocks are extremely sore and itchy. I generally have loose, unformed or poorly formed stool. I also have leakage of stool from my anus. All this leads to me itching and rubbing my backside so much that I have rubbed it open to the point of bleeding. What is wrong with me?
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Answered by Dr. Suma Parinam 33 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Possibilities.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

Thanks for posting your query.

I went through your description. How long do you have this problem? Do you see blood in the stool?

These are possibilities in your case:
1) Anal fissure.
2) Hemorrhoids.
3) Inflammatory bowel disease.

To find out the exact reason there needs to be physically examined and may be proctoscopy. The above medications you tried may not help now.

I hope this answers your query.

Take care.

Dr. Suma Parinam, General & Family Physician
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