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A couple days ago my anus started hurting after a. It seems

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a couple days ago my anus started hurting after a BM. It seems it is still there and hurts when I sit, sneeze cough. I am a smoker trying to quit. I rarely drink alcohol.
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Do you have associated symptoms like passing blood in stool/ something fleshy {like skin tag} coming out of anus? Do you have constipation or diarrhea?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
No I have not noticed any blood nor have I been really constipated or had diarrhea recently.
Hello Tony,
I am happy that there are no associated symptoms.
Pain or discomfort while having bowel movement indicates irritation of the mucosa of the rectum. The cause can be varied - infection/ inflammation/ dehydration/ hemorrhoids. Smoking,excess caffeine intake or having spicy food may also present with similar symptoms. sitting, sneezing or coughing causes anal sphincter to contract leading to irritation too and hence the pain.
A physical evaluation along with few investigations like stool analysis and colonoscopy should give us more answers.
Till than - Have balanced diet, more of fiber and fruits/ have adequate fluid/ avoid smoking or excess caffeine.
Please do not worry, you will be fine.
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