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09/03/2008

Question:

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?

Answer:

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.

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Response by:

Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief of Colorectal Surgery Division
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati