Nitroglycerin relaxes the muscles in the coronary arteries of patients with angina, and it will also relax the anal muscles when it's applied in an ointment. Sometimes the infection goes away on its own, but while it persists, it can spread to other parts of the body and to other people. New fissures respond well to high-fiber diets and bulk laxatives, stool softeners, and warm sitz baths. Back to Search Results. Stop any activity that causes pain, discomfort or irritation. The rectal exam may reveal the most common cause of fecal soilage in the elderly "" fecal impaction, in which hard stool blocks the rectum, causing liquid feces to trickle down around it. This number is even higher in HIV-positive men.
In most cases, the cause is excessive pressure on the venous channels.
Anal Explorations, Part 1: Hemorrhoids and Anal Sex
If your health care provider is judgmental or unwilling to discuss anal sex, it's probably time to look for a new one. When hemorrhoids are responsible for rectal bleeding, the stool itself is brown. Lots of friction can be irritating, so you might want to use plugs or other forms of play that don't involve a lot of in-and-out or thrusting action. That's particularly true in people older than 50 and in those with colon cancer risk factors, since a colonoscopy is an excellent screening test even in the absence of bleeding. Pain is the major symptom. More complex problems require more sophisticated treatment.