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If you use mild, non-irritable soap to wash your anus, can

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If you use mild, non-irritable soap to wash your anus, can the soap be absorbed into the rectum if the muscles surrounding and inside the anal canal contract, thereby pulling the hemmorhoids and external anal sphincters inwards? Or put differently, as I'm afraid I'm not exact with the above anatomical description -- if I put soap on the anus to wash after a No.2, is it completely safe for the health of the anus and the rectum?
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Category: Urology
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No. And, even if it were, there would be no harm done.

You are completely safe to wash your anus with soap as much as you want.

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