I don't know if this would qualify as a "bowel disorder" per se but I don't know where else to post it.
Two days ago I started getting a dull stinging sensation in my anus. I didn't think much of it since I experience the feeling from time to time after a bout of diarrhea or as a result of wiping too much. Normally the pain subsides in 10 minutes or so.
This time the pain didn't go away. In fact, it has gotten worse. It's more of a "stinging" sensation than a "burning" sensation. It sort of feels like a porcupine is trying to crawl up my ********. The pain is so bad that it hurts to walk. I tried to soothe the area by gently running cool water over it in the shower.... BIG MISTAKE. Hurt like CRAZY!
I've ruled out hemorrhoids since I've heard that's caused by excessive pressure on the rectum, and for the past week my bowel movements have been very soft and loose. Only change to my diet is a high-calorie weight gainer supplement that I coincidentally started drinking the day this problem began. Is there any chance the supplement could be causing the problem?
Help would be greatly appreciated. I'm in quite a bit of pain here.