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Recently I have a very itch anus and have a slight pink marks

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Recently I have a very itch anus and have a slight pink marks on toilet paper . What is this and how doni get rid of it ?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Su S replied 6 years ago.

How long the symptoms are there? How is the frequency of stool? Is there any other symptom? Are you on any medication? Is there any significant past illness?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
A few weeks
Apart from slight pink blood and itchiness , no symptoms
Stool frequency is 2 a day
No illness
No meds
Expert:  Dr. Su S replied 6 years ago.
Thank you for the input.

The pink marks on toilet paper can be due to scratching or inflammation of the anal area from itching. There can be a few causes for the itching.There can be fungal or bacterial infection . This can also come from any internal condition like hemorrhoid , fissure or any skin condition like allergy, dermatitis . In addition there may be pinworm infection also. The treatment will depend on condition. For the precise diagnosis you need to consult doctor for examination and get appropriate treatment. Meanwhile, otc antihemorrhoid cream like prep H or antifungal cream like monistat can be used.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
There is no blood in the stools , only on the paper .. Is it
More likely to be hemarroids ?
Expert:  Dr. Su S replied 6 years ago.
It is more likely to be due to itching. But hemorrhoid can increase mucus discharge which can cause itching.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Is it serious ?
Expert:  Dr. Su S replied 6 years ago.
It depends on the cause. In most cases they are not serious.
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