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Really embarassed and do not know what to do - anyone had this before?
Thank you for reading this, I have changed my name as I would be mortified if anyone guessed who I was.
I have an embarassing problem, never experienced this before.
Since yesterday I have had a really sore anus as if its been cut. I've never had piles before and thought maybe I had. Had a check and nothing, no itching etc. Anyway it has got worse and today it hurts when I sit or move.
For the last few weeks I have had really loose stools so I know I have not been straining, I eat a lot of fruit and veg so get plenty of fiber and never constipated. In fact every morning I do a poo about 10 mins after waking without fail. Lately some days I have gone twice. But lately its very smelly!
Anyway this afternoon I kept getting a horrible smell then to my horror my child told me my bottom smells when I was reading a bed time story, I went to the toilet and could see discharge near the bottom part of my knickers and there was a horrible smell on my pants and jeans. I was so upset, I had a tea tree oil bath and I have now put a pad on to see what colour the discharge is as my pants were black.
What is this? I can't get off work tomorrow but will see if I can get a late GP app and leave early. But I am so embarassed to go to my GP, they will have to look at my bottom. Sounds silly but I feel so disgusted with myself. Anyone experience this?
If you have not really had any bleeding, slime or diarrhoea frequently which might indicate some bowel disease, I think this is likely to be a peri anal abscess or discharging fistula or sinus... when a hair is trapped under the skin and causes infection. Check for fever and show the doctor ..better to let them see what is going on and get it sorted out Good luck
Does sound like an anal fissure, or a small abcess maybe. Have you felt a bit under the weather? You probably do need antibiotics so need to see your GP. I would be cringing too, in your place, I don't know why, its so silly, its just a bottom, we all have one, your GP could have had the same thing at some point, but I understand you feeling horrified at having to show a Doc. I had a bad fall recently and the Doc put a finger up my rear end and made me <can barely type it> squeeze it, to check for nerve damage . Mortifying, but I was so worried I'd damaged my spine that it took the edge off the embarrassment. Your GP will see bottoms every day, just grit your teeth and go, it will be less awful than you imagine. Hope yo are better soon.
Hello, sorry the black was not on my pants. I meant the I was wearing black pants but could see discharge. I could not see what colour it was. I just checked the pad and there is nothing on it but the smell is already back. Just had a quick google and it sounds like I have an anal fissure but it say caused by constipation, (I have the opposite, been three times today and not had a hard stool for weeks). Anal sex (not me), std's my partner and I rarely go out these days and together all the time so no time for affairs ;), childbirth (been three years and I did not tear or have any problems after), can't remember the rest but nothing that stuck out to me. This started yesterday, on Friday I felt very rough with a headache and all weekend, I lost my voice on Monday and I've had a tickly cough with horse voice since but I feel ok. Maybe its an infection of some kind. Someone also mentioned a hair under the skin. I get waxed around my bottom as I like it smooth and they go near my anus so that maybe a possibility?
Definitely go to doctor. They have seen hundreds or even thousands of bums and will not worry about seeing another one. They will treat you and you will get sorted so try and focus on that. There is no need to be disgusted - everyone has a bum! And sometime bodies malfunction!
I've had this a few times because I have stomach problems and sometimes get very loose and smelly stools for a few days, it makes my anus a bit sore but a few times it has got suddenly VERY sore, felt a bit like a paper cut, and there was a bit of discharge too.
I have to admit, I've never been to the doctor with it. I am pretty sure what is is, and when I get it, I wash every time I go to the loo (not just to poo), then put on some Germolene followed by Sudocreme. It usually goes away after about 3 or 4 days.
Having said that, if you are worried, it's always a good idea to check with your doctor. He won't be embarrassed and he won't embarrass you.
GO TO THE DOCTOR. Please, just get it properly checked out. I've got a friend who ignored this type of thing and became very ill. Doctors could have done more for her if she had gone sooner. I am not going to say what it is she has, but just that doctors can't help you unless they see you.
if you have only had this for one day and don't feel ill, you could try a warm shower / bath tonight and again tomorrow am with sudocrem overnight and cool air on the area. If no better in am phone the doc
Looking at a bum is an everyday experience for a GP. And I promise you some of them will be far more unpleasant than yours . If it smells you probably need some antibiotics, so just go and get it sorted.