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Hi this is quite embarrasing for me but i have to talk to someone. i have a really sore anus. it feels like it is burning. i have had no sleep all night because of it Mad . it happens after i have had a bowel movement and lasts for hours after words. its really afecting my life....i even have to try and drive my car on my side sometimes....please help thankyou
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replied August 10th, 2009
The most common causes of anal pain after bowel movements are anal fissures (caused by a crack in the sensitive skin lining the anus) and hemorrhoids. Most of the time, both of these benign anal conditions will respond to conservative measures, including increased water intake, increased fiber in the diet, stool softeners, and avoiding straining and prolonged sitting on the toilet.

There can be other causes of anal pain as well, including, rarely, malignant tumors.

If your symptoms persist despite increasing your fluid and fiber intake, then you should ask your physician to evaluate you further.

Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

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replied July 27th, 2012
thanx for posting this. I'm in a semi with my dad and been having the same problem. honestly it is embarrassing but it helps those who can't speek up for themselves. like me.
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