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Hi been the dr this morning, she said I might have herpes as it’s very sore when I go to the Toilet (number 2) but I have not had anal sex nor have I had Sex in 6 months have had a blood test a month ago which came up clear? Is it possible I have herpes and when should I go to the hospital as it’s getting near on possible to go to the toilet

Doctor's Assistant: Is this a time sensitive issue? What type of specimen are they testing?

Not 100% sure just wondering if it’s better to go the the hospital as they will get results get quicker, they tested for everything last time I got a blood test

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

Nope been clean and healthy, do get the occasional canker sore but only get them when I accidentally bite the inside of my mouth it’s always on the inside never on the outer lips

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 6 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 6 months ago

Your symptoms are suggestive of anal fissure, which is an ulcer at the opening of anus. It is exceedingly painful condition.

Please read about it;

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/anal-fissure/symptoms-causes/syc-20351424

Following is the detailed advisory;

1) Avoid constipation by not postponing the urge to defecate; Many over-the-counter options helps speed bowel movements and decrease straining. Duphalac is best. A soft stool helps in decreasing the irritation and associated pain.

2) Eat a balanced, high-fiber diet; Increased dietary fiber of 25-30 grams / day. High fiber cereal can help reach this goal quickly.

3) Drink plenty of water and liquids (about 2 liters a day)

4) Regular exercise; this helps in relieving constipation, if any.

5) Avoid excessive pressure and straining during defecation. Don't sit for extended periods, limit this time as much as possible.

6) Avoid irritant foods, chillies and hot herbs and substances.

7) Warm sitz baths; this is universally soothing for pain. This is done thrice a day for couple of days and then twice a day (15 minutes each time).

8) Local ointments applied in anal canal which contain xylocaine and vasconstrictors (OTC product).

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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