Possible parasite or something else ?

Discussion in 'Health and medical' started by April S.B., Feb 18, 2004.

  1. April S.B.

    April S.B. Guest

    Hello

    Please forgive if I refer with it to wrong forum . In such case I would appreciate direction to the
    right place .

    I have rather embarrassing problem that's why I decided to post here before I go search for a
    specialist.

    I was and am having a very rough time since 3 months . I lost closest family member which set me off
    from reality . I'm not going out much , I don't eat well and I generally have a bad mood . I also
    don't drink much water lately . The tub water is like coffee and because I don't go out I don't get
    fresh supplies. Lots of coffee , delivery food and soft drinks. In result of that I put on some
    weight. Tho I'm regular in the gym so I don't worry much about it. I'm not fit mentally to do it
    right now , need some more time .

    I'm saying that because I'm guessing that mine improper diet might have something to do with that.

    For couple of days (10 or so) I feel frequently some tickle in my butt. It might last for a minute
    and reappear randomly . 3 times a day , sometimes more. It's literally tickling me inside.

    It's not itchy sensation , it's tickling till I have to move left right against the chair in order
    to stop it. If I move or contract my butt muscle it will stop. That at times might return after a
    while . It happen in different times of the day , sometimes night.

    Do you have any idea what could it be ? If it's a possibility of parasite , are there any things I
    could drink to get rid of that ? Any herbal stuff to clean the system a bit ?

    Once again , please forgive me if I post it in the wrong forum. I will appreciate any tips or
    suggestions . Really feel embarrass to go to doctor and ask him to look into my butt with a
    torch light.

    best regards

    April Satoko B.

    Malaysia
     
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  2. Eric Bohlman

    Eric Bohlman Guest

    "April S.B." <[email protected]> wrote in news:[email protected]:

    > For couple of days (10 or so) I feel frequently some tickle in my butt. It might last for a minute
    > and reappear randomly . 3 times a day , sometimes more. It's literally tickling me inside.

    > parasite . It's not itchy sensation , it's tickling till I have to move left right against the
    > chair in order to stop it. If I move or contract my butt muscle it will stop. That at times might
    > return after a while . It happen in different times of the day , sometimes night.
    >
    > Do you have any idea what could it be ? If it's a possibility of parasite , are there any things I
    > could drink to get rid of that ? Any herbal stuff to clean the system a bit ?
    >
    > Once again , please forgive me if I post it in the wrong forum. I will appreciate any tips or
    > suggestions . Really feel embarrass to go to doctor and ask him to look into my butt with a
    > torch light.

    Lots of things can cause anal itching. I'll give you an example from my personal experience. A few
    years ago I suddenly developed a mild anal itch that sounded a lot like what you described. After it
    had been going on for about a week, in the process of looking for something else I came across an
    article by a dermatologist in which he mentioned that there were some reports in the medical
    literature of people developing an anal itch after using toilet paper made from recycled paper. And
    sure enough, I had just switched brands of toilet paper to one that was based on recycled paper. I
    went out and got some of my old brand and voila! no more itch.

    If you can't find anything obvious like that, then go see a doctor. They hear about his particular
    complaint *all the time*. They won't think

    listed as a cause of the problem). They won't do anything to embarass you since they know it's the
    kind of problem that many people are squeamish talking about.

    As for possible causes, do a Google search on "pruritus ani" which is the technical name for the
    symptom. But don't try to diagnose yourself.
     
  3. "Eric Bohlman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "April S.B." <[email protected]> wrote in news:[email protected]:
    >
    > > For couple of days (10 or so) I feel frequently some tickle in my butt. It might last for a
    > > minute and reappear randomly . 3 times a day , sometimes more. It's literally tickling me
    > > inside.

    > > parasite . It's not itchy sensation , it's tickling till I have to move left right against the
    > > chair in order to stop it. If I move or contract my butt muscle it will stop. That at times
    > > might return after a while . It happen in different times of the day , sometimes night.
    > >
    > > Do you have any idea what could it be ? If it's a possibility of parasite , are there any things
    > > I could drink to get rid of that ? Any herbal stuff to clean the system a bit ?
    > >
    > > Once again , please forgive me if I post it in the wrong forum. I will appreciate any tips or
    > > suggestions . Really feel embarrass to go to doctor and ask him to look into my butt with a
    > > torch light.
    >
    > Lots of things can cause anal itching. I'll give you an example from my personal experience. A few
    > years ago I suddenly developed a mild anal
    itch
    > that sounded a lot like what you described. After it had been going on
    for
    > about a week, in the process of looking for something else I came across
    an
    > article by a dermatologist in which he mentioned that there were some reports in the medical
    > literature of people developing an anal itch after using toilet paper made from recycled
    > paper. And sure enough, I had just switched brands of toilet paper to one that was based on
    > recycled paper.
    I
    > went out and got some of my old brand and voila! no more itch.

    Eric, I am glad the problem is behind you.
     
  4. Eric Bohlman

    Eric Bohlman Guest

    "Mark Probert-February 18, 2004" <Mark [email protected]>
    wrote in news:[email protected]:

    >
    > "Eric Bohlman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    >> Lots of things can cause anal itching. I'll give you an example from my personal experience. A
    >> few years ago I suddenly developed a mild anal
    > itch
    >> that sounded a lot like what you described. After it had been going on
    > for
    >> about a week, in the process of looking for something else I came across
    > an
    >> article by a dermatologist in which he mentioned that there were some reports in the medical
    >> literature of people developing an anal itch after using toilet paper made from recycled
    >> paper. And sure enough, I had just switched brands of toilet paper to one that was based on
    >> recycled paper.
    > I
    >> went out and got some of my old brand and voila! no more itch.
    >
    > Eric, I am glad the problem is behind you.

    Don't you mean *was* behind me?

    Anyway, it's a pleasant experience when serendipity enables you to quickly get to the bottom of
    a problem.

    Oh dear, now I've got a novelty song by Tim Cavanaugh running through my head.
     
  5. "Eric Bohlman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > "Mark Probert-February 18, 2004" <Mark [email protected]> wrote in
    > news:[email protected]:
    >
    > >
    > > "Eric Bohlman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]...
    > >> Lots of things can cause anal itching. I'll give you an example from my personal experience. A
    > >> few years ago I suddenly developed a mild anal
    > > itch
    > >> that sounded a lot like what you described. After it had been going on
    > > for
    > >> about a week, in the process of looking for something else I came across
    > > an
    > >> article by a dermatologist in which he mentioned that there were some reports in the medical
    > >> literature of people developing an anal itch after using toilet paper made from recycled paper.
    > >> And sure enough, I had just switched brands of toilet paper to one that was based on recycled
    > >> paper.
    > > I
    > >> went out and got some of my old brand and voila! no more itch.
    > >
    > > Eric, I am glad the problem is behind you.
    >
    > Don't you mean *was* behind me?

    Only if it still exists.

    > Anyway, it's a pleasant experience when serendipity enables you to quickly get to the bottom of a
    > problem.
    >
    > Oh dear, now I've got a novelty song by Tim Cavanaugh running through my head.

    I am sure that Debbee fully understands the nature of anal itching.
     
  6. Hawki63

    Hawki63 Guest

    >Subject: Re: Possible parasite or something else ?
    >From: Eric Bohlman [email protected]
    >Date: 2/18/2004 4:44 AM Pacific Standard Time
    >Message-id: <[email protected]>
    >

    >mentioned that there were some reports in the medical literature of people developing an anal itch
    >after using toilet paper made from recycled paper. And sure enough, I had just

    I always tell patients "white unscented toilet paper and soap" used in the genital area.....guess
    will have to add "recycled" to the list...it makes a lot of sense!!!

    We are "toilet paper snobs" and will only use ONE brand and style!!

    April....what you describe does sound like a parasite,,possibly pinworms....I would not attempt to
    treat it yourself with herbs,,,but see a doc,,,have them check..then a prescription med can wipe
    them out....unfortunately you then have to go home and launder most everything in hot water,,,as
    these buggers leave eggs in bedding and clothes,,,and will reinfect you....also it can spread
    throughout a family or household contacts,,,

    please don't be afraid to see a health care provider....the solution should be way easier than the
    discomfort you are experiencing..

    good luck hawki.....

    any info imparted by me does not represent any views other than my own.....

    any and all medical info is for your use in helping you and your health care provider evaluate and
    treat any problems
     
  7. Jan

    Jan Guest

    >From: Eric Bohlman [email protected]
    >Date: 2/18/2004 4:44 AM Pacific Standard Time
    >Message-id: <[email protected]>

    Thanks Eric, a very good post and it makes good sense. Anecdotes are helpful.

    Jan

    >"April S.B." <[email protected]> wrote in news:[email protected]:
    >
    >> For couple of days (10 or so) I feel frequently some tickle in my butt. It might last for a
    >> minute and reappear randomly . 3 times a day , sometimes more. It's literally tickling me inside.

    >> parasite . It's not itchy sensation , it's tickling till I have to move left right against the
    >> chair in order to stop it. If I move or contract my butt muscle it will stop. That at times might
    >> return after a while . It happen in different times of the day , sometimes night.
    >>
    >> Do you have any idea what could it be ? If it's a possibility of parasite , are there any things
    >> I could drink to get rid of that ? Any herbal stuff to clean the system a bit ?
    >>
    >> Once again , please forgive me if I post it in the wrong forum. I will appreciate any tips or
    >> suggestions . Really feel embarrass to go to doctor and ask him to look into my butt with a
    >> torch light.
    >
    >Lots of things can cause anal itching. I'll give you an example from my personal experience. A few
    >years ago I suddenly developed a mild anal itch that sounded a lot like what you described. After
    >it had been going on for about a week, in the process of looking for something else I came across
    >an article by a dermatologist in which he mentioned that there were some reports in the medical
    >literature of people developing an anal itch after using toilet paper made from recycled paper. And
    >sure enough, I had just switched brands of toilet paper to one that was based on recycled paper. I
    >went out and got some of my old brand and voila! no more itch.
    >
    >If you can't find anything obvious like that, then go see a doctor. They hear about his particular
    >complaint *all the time*. They won't think

    >listed as a cause of the problem). They won't do anything to embarass you since they know it's the
    >kind of problem that many people are squeamish talking about.
    >
    >As for possible causes, do a Google search on "pruritus ani" which is the technical name for the
    >symptom. But don't try to diagnose yourself.
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
  8. April S.B.

    April S.B. Guest

    > April....what you describe does sound like a parasite,,possibly pinworms....I would not attempt to
    > treat it yourself with herbs,,,but see a doc,,,have them check..then a prescription med can wipe
    > them out....unfortunately you then have to go home and launder most everything in hot water,,,as
    > these buggers leave eggs in bedding and clothes,,,and will reinfect you....also it can spread
    > throughout a family or household contacts,,,
    >
    > please don't be afraid to see a health care provider....the solution should be way easier than the
    > discomfort you are experiencing..
    >
    > good luck hawki.....

    Thank you very much for your time .

    Last thing , is there any particular doctor i should see or can I just go to the general one ?

    Best regards

    April
     
  9. Tsu Dho Nimh

    Tsu Dho Nimh Guest

    "April S.B." <[email protected]> wrote:

    >go out I don't get fresh supplies. Lots of coffee , delivery food and soft drinks.

    >I'm saying that because I'm guessing that mine improper diet might have something to do with that.

    Food allergies can cause anal itching, as can overeeating some foods.

    >For couple of days (10 or so) I feel frequently some tickle in my butt. It might last for a minute
    >and reappear randomly . 3 times a day , sometimes more. It's literally tickling me inside.

    The common parasite that causes anal itching is the "pinworm" ... and it is only active at night.

    >Do you have any idea what could it be ?

    Try improving your diet ... more fruit, less coffee, and try to find some water that is tolerable.

    Tsu Dho Nimh

    --
    When businesses invoke the "protection of consumers," it's a lot like politicians invoking morality
    and children - grab your wallet and/or your kid and run for your life.
     
  10. Tsu Dho Nimh

    Tsu Dho Nimh Guest

    "April S.B." <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Last thing , is there any particular doctor i should see or can I just go to the general one ?

    April - Before you think "parasite" ... scented toilet paper, scented laundry detergents (or fabric
    softeners) and scented bath soaps are the most common cause.

    Try changing, as suggested, to unscented, non recycled, toilet paper and make sure all your
    undrewear has been washed in unscented laundry soap and rinsed well.

    Tsu Dho Nimh

    --
    When businesses invoke the "protection of consumers," it's a lot like politicians invoking morality
    and children - grab your wallet and/or your kid and run for your life.
     
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