Anal Pain in Children: Care Instructions Your Care Instructions Pain in the opening to the rectum anus can be caused by diarrhea or constipation. Scratching a rectal itch can also cause pain. Another common cause is a tear in the lining of the lower rectum. This is called an anal fissure. This type of anal pain often goes away when the problem clears up.
She had brought her toddler to the emergency room because she was awakening in the night and scratching her bottom and complaining of rectal itch. Could it be sexual abuse, she asked? No, I reassured her, just pinworms. They are also known as threadworm, or enterobius vermicularis. They are ubiquitous in our community and anyone can catch them. Pinworms live in the digestive tract and especially the anus. Pinworms can also infest the vagina in females.
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Preschool Trouble down there: By Cheryl Embrett Photo: I was mortified and ran out to buy bum wipes to help her clean up her act.
Getting vaccinated against HPV can help prevent these health problems. HPV is a very common virus that can be spread from one person to another person through anal, vaginal, or oral sex, or through other close skin-to-skin touching during sexual activity. How do men get HPV?