NetWellness is a global, community service providing quality, unbiased health information from our partner university faculty. NetWellness is commercial-free and does not accept advertising.
Friday, December 19, 2014
Not sure what this is?
This is kind of embarassing, but on the bottom end of my anus, I have this extra patch of skin that was never there befroe. It itches quit often. I have regular bowel movements and no other problems except that it itches alot. Is this something that I should get checked out or is there some cream (if it is normal) that I could use?
Usually best to have it examined to make sure it is nothing serious. In the meantime, you can try over the counter creams like 1% hydrocortisone and desitin, to decrease the bothersome symptoms.
Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief of Colorectal Surgery Division
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati