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I have anal discharge and a few bumps that seem like

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Hi.....I have anal discharge...

Hi.....I have anal discharge and a few bumps that seem like blisters surrounding my anus they tend to swell up every now and then. Also causing daily discomfort. Is this a sign of anal herpes?

Doctor's Assistant: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?

No injuries and a few weeks close to a month

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No that's all

Submitted: 24 days ago.Category: Dermatology
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Dermatologist: DermDoc, Doctor replied 24 days ago
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Customer reply replied 24 days ago
Ok
Dermatologist: DermDoc, Doctor replied 24 days ago

Please provide more information regarding your question so I can help you in detail.

What are your age and gender?

Do you have associated constipation, pain during a bowel movement?

Are they painful fluid-filled blisters?

Please upload a picture to review.

Since how long have you been suffering from?

Are you taking any medications?

History of unprotected anal sex?

Waiting for your response.
Thanks

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Customer reply replied 24 days ago
Male 25There is some constipation sometimes and pain during bowel movementsThere's not a immediate pain if I touch them but there is a painThis has been going on for nearly 2 monthsIm not taking any medication for itThere is a small history of unprotected anal sex
Dermatologist: DermDoc, Doctor replied 24 days ago

Thanks for all these additional information.

I understand your concern.

Well as you describe, possible causes may include molluscum contagiosum, HPV or genital warts or herpes.

You need to undergo an anal-rectal examination by a dermatologist or proctologist for further evaluation and management.

You can try OTC hydrocortisone cream and use pads containing witch hazel or a topical numbing agent.
Use a sitz bath with warm water.
Keep yourself hydrated with plenty of fluids and eat fiber-rich diet and take Metamucil.
Avoid alcohol, spicy food, fat rich food.
Avoid straining during Bowel movement.
Avoid long periods of standing or sitting.
Even sitting too long, particularly on the toilet, can increase the pressure on the veins in the anus.
Do regular exercises.

Let me know if you have any further query so we can discuss it thoroughly in every aspect.

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Customer reply replied 24 days ago
Here's a picture
Dermatologist: DermDoc, Doctor replied 24 days ago

I have reviewed your picture.

It sounds herpes.

Anti-viral medications are required.

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Customer reply replied 24 days ago
Any suggestions on the medication
Dermatologist: DermDoc, Doctor replied 24 days ago

Thanks for the follow-up.

Try such measures as we have discussed earlier.

You should see your doctor for a prescription for ant-viral medications.

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