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Anus Pain Overview

Another name for Anus Pain is Anal Pain.

What is anal pain?
A person with anal pain has discomfort near the anus. Pain is usually caused by infection, inflammation or injury. Hemorrhoids are a common cause for anal pain.

What are the symptoms of anal pain?
Common symptoms that occur with anal pain include anal bleeding, anal discharge, anal redness and swelling.

How does the doctor treat anal pain?
Treatment for anal pain includes cold compresses, stool softeners, antibiotics, and a high fiber diet.

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Last Updated: Mar 12, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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