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Dr. Phil, MD, Board Certified Physician
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I have had an intense itch in the opening and just internally

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I have had an intense itch in the opening and just internally for many weeks with light blood at times I have tried all sorts of creams sometime relieves but it never goes away I don't think it's hemoriods and now when I took a picture the opening is all puffed out
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for this questionI noticed you said you took a pictureCan you attach it for me?
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sending now
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Did you recieve it
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for the pictureIt is helpfulI think you have a rectal prolapse and not hemorrhoids
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How is that cured
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Generally surgery
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How does it happen
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
It is usually nothing you did. It is just a freak thingsometimes severe constipation can do it
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is it serious as you said it generally requires surgery but can it be done with out
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Well some people choose to just live with itsometimes stool softeners can help
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I generally have soft stools more than often
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Why the intense itch
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Okay that is goodI would recommend you see a colrectal surgeon for thisThe itching is the same reason as hemorrhoids. The bowel pushes out and gets irritated and itchy
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
If I go the surgery route what is usually the recovery time
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
4-6 weeks
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok well thanks for your help again
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
welcome :)