Burning Anus, Rectum, Burning Sensation after a Bowel Movement

A burning sensation in the anus or during and after a bowel movement is not an uncommon experience and every person may experience it at some point in time. Often it is related to eating spicy foods or during and after a bout of gastroenteritis. At other times burning is sign of proctitis, which in inflammation of the anus and rectum due to a host of causes. Skin diseases may also spread around the anus and in some cases, even into the anal canal. A single episode of burning in the anus or following a bowel movement, or even a day or two of irritation, is not always associated with a disease. However, a burning sensation accompanied by rectal bleeding, mucus or blood in the stool, abnormal bowel habit like persistent diarrhea or chronic constipation, should be investigated for a host of bowel diseases. The rectum is usually empty of feces until the relevant defecation reflexes commence. Once the rectum  fills with fecal matter and if the situation is appropriate, defecation will occur. The distension of the rectum when it fills with feces, coupled with the passage of feces through the anal canal can elicit a number of sensations including … Continue reading Burning Anus, Rectum, Burning Sensation after a Bowel Movement