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    • Anal Itching Anal itching is the irritation of the skin at the exit of the rectum, known as the anus, accompanied by the desire to scratch. ...learn more »
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      Anal Itching Article
      • What is anal itching?
      • What causes anal itching?
      • How is anal itching treated?
      • Local anesthetics
      • Vasoconstrictors
      • Protectants
      • Astringents
      • Antiseptics
      • Keratolytics
      • Analgesics
      • Corticosteroids
      • What if anal itching persists?
    • Anal Fissure An anal fissure is a small tear or cut in the skin lining of the anus. Pain and/or rectal bleeding during bowel movements are...learn more »
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      Anal Fissure Article
      • Anal fissures facts
      • What are anal fissures?
      • What causes anal fissures?
      • What are the symptoms of anal fissures?
      • How are anal fissures diagnosed and evaluated?
      • How are anal fissures treated?
    • Blood in the Stool (Rectal Bleeding) Rectal bleeding (blood in the stool) can be caused by a variety of benign conditions such as hemorrhoids, anal fissures,...learn more »
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      Blood in the Stool (Rectal Bleeding) Article
      • Definition of blood in the stool (rectal bleeding)
      • What symptoms are associated with rectal bleeding?
      • What are some of the causes of blood in the stool (rectal bleeding)?
      • Hemorrhoids
      • Anal fissures
      • Diverticulitis, IBD, AVM, ischemic colitis, cancer, intussusception
      • Bacterial or viral infections
      • Ulcers or gastritis
      • Esophageal bleeding
      • Other causes
      • When should I call a doctor for blood in the stool (rectal bleeding)?
      • How is the cause of blood in the stool (rectal bleeding) diagnosed?
      • What are the treatments for blood in the stool (rectal bleeding)?
      • Can blood in the stool (rectal bleeding) be prevented?
      • What is the prognosis of blood in the stool (rectal bleeding)?
    • Laxatives for Constipation Laxatives for treatment of constipation include over-the-counter preparations such as bulk-forming laxatives, stool softeners,...learn more »
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      Laxatives for Constipation Article
      • Laxatives for constipation facts
      • What is constipation?
      • What are the causes of constipation?
      • When should a doctor be consulted for constipation?
      • What natural remedies can a person take for constipation?
      • What over-the-counter preparations can be used for constipation?
      • Bulk-forming laxatives
      • Stool softeners (emollient laxatives)
      • Lubricant laxatives
      • Stimulant laxatives
      • Saline laxatives and osmotic laxatives
      • Enemas and suppositories
      • How is constipation treated in infants and children?
      • How is constipation treated during pregnancy?
    • Pregnancy Body Changes and Discomforts Pregnancy can bring challenges like weight gain, stretch marks, varicose veins, heartburn, constipation, hemorrhoids, problems...learn more »
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      Pregnancy Body Changes and Discomforts Article
      • Introduction
      • Body aches
      • Breast changes
      • Constipation
      • Dizziness
      • Fatigue, sleep problems
      • Heartburn and indigestion
      • Hemorrhoids
      • Itching
      • Leg cramps
      • Morning sickness
      • Nasal problems
      • Numb or tingling hands
      • Stretch marks, skin changes
      • Swelling
      • Urinary frequency and leaking
      • Varicose veins
    • Pregnancy Planning Pregnancy planning is important to help prevent exposure of the mother and fetus to potentially harmful medications and...learn more »
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      Pregnancy Planning Article
      • Pregnancy planning facts
      • What is pregnancy planning and why is it important?
      • What are pregnancy symptoms?
      • What is a pregnancy calculator and calendar?
      • How effective are home pregnancy tests?
      • How can diet and nutrition affect early pregnancy?
      • How does alcohol affect pregnancy?
      • How do high blood pressure and diabetes affect pregnancy?
      • What are examples of commonly-used medications that are dangerous in pregnancy?
      • How do kidney and heart disease affect pregnancy?
      • What infections affect pregnancy?
      • What inherited (genetic) diseases can play a role in pregnancy planning?
      • Is it safe to exercise during pregnancy?
      • Can I travel by air during pregnancy?
      • Can I have intercourse during pregnancy?
      • How soon after stopping birth control can I become pregnant?
      • How do we maximize our chances of becoming pregnant?
      • Can I do something to help my chances of conceiving a boy or a girl?

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