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I had a recent...

I had a recent bout with constipation and hemorrhoid, now I'm getting a foul smelling discharge. What could be the problem?

Doctor's Assistant: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?

Minor loss of appetite due to diet pills.

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

Levoxthroxin, ventolin (as needed) and Phentarmine.

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

Not really. I had anal fissures from the constipation. I sat on fabric chairs in a waiting room and wondered if I picked up some infection, from sitting on those chairs. The discharge did not show up until after that particular incident.

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Health Professional: Dr. Anil, Doctor (MD) replied 7 months ago
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Health Professional: Dr. Anil, Doctor (MD) replied 7 months ago

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

What are your age and gender?

Do you have an anal discharge?

Itching, burning sensation at the anal opening?

Are you taking any medications?

Any bump formation at the anal opening?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
47 female
Yes, a foul smelling discharge
No itching or burning at the anal opening
Yes, I already listed my medication
I have an external hemorrhoid that's very sore
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Can we continue texting? I don't want other family members to hear my conversation.
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Health Professional: Dr. Anil, Doctor (MD) replied 7 months ago

Thanks for all these additional information.

I understand your concern.

Well as you describe, as you have worn your clothes and there was no direct contact with fabric chair so chances of infection from sitting on that chair are very less likely.

Such discharge can because due to inflammation of mucosal lining or proctitis.

Hemorrhoids could be irritated from fabric chair so resulting in discharge from surrounding lining of anus or rectum.

So, you should do warm water sitz bath with betadine solution.

If your discharge is persistent and purulent then infection should be ruled out.

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