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Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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This is an embarrassing question but I get sore irratated skin

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This is an embarrassing question but I get sore irratated skin and skin splits around my back passage....I'm in pain almost every time I have a bowel movement....what is it and how do I stop it....I also have a B12 deficiency is it linked to this.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Hi. Not linked to a B12 deficiency but you either have hemorrhoids or an anal fissure or both. You can try a stool softener and cortisone cream to the area but if that doesn't help you'll need to have a doctor take a look at this Let me know if you need more information please