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What makes the anal skin look soft and moist while having constipation and diabetes?

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Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

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Posted on Thu, 6 Sep 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Skin around anus is soft and moist as compared to rest of skin
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Some amount of softness and moistness around perianal area is normal.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

Thanks for posting your query.

I went through your description.

Some amount of softness and moistness around the anal area is normal.

Do you have history of constipation?
Do you have diabetes or any other ailments?
Are you taking any medicines?
Do you have itching, burning or any other complaints on the perianal area?

Kindly revert with the answers.

Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 11 minutes later
yes I have history of constipation and diabetic and overweight it not totally wet but a little bit moist and soft as compared to normal skin no other complaint
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 4 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Nothing to worry about.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

Welcome back.

I don't think you have to worry about it if it not causing any discomfort.

It is normal for it to be slightly soft and moist as compared to rest of the skin.

Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 7 minutes later
it not around perianal area , it is on perianal skin, the skin which have folds
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 minute later
Brief Answer:
Still normal.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

Welcome again.

It is still normal.

Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 7 minutes later
can long sitting hours produce sweat in perianal area or exercise
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 15 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes, long sitting hours and exercise can cause sweating in this area.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

Welcome again.

Yes, sitting for long hours and exercise can cause sweating in perianal area.

I hope this answers your query.

Take care.

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney, Dermatologist
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