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Anal Bleeding

Bright red or blackish blood in stools is called anal bleeding or rectal bleeding. Some of the causes of anal bleeding are anal fissure, hemorrhoids, diverticulosis, ulcerative colitis, proctitis, Crohn's disease, colon or anal cancer.

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How can I manage blood discharge during defecation?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 24-year-old female. I have lumps near my rectum. Initially, there were two, but now there are three. As a result, I am having pain after bowel movements. In addition, there is blood discharge at times during defecation. I also suffer from constipation and have had this problem fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, you appear to be suffering from an anal fissure. However, confirmation of diagnosis will require an examination of the area. So I suggest you consult a local general surgeon to examine the condition directly. Until that time, I suggest you fol...  Read Full »

I have had a painful growth near my anus for the past few years. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have something near the anus which has been there for a few years, and sometimes it increases in size and is painful, but I feel relieved when it pops. On the other hand, sometimes it is painful when pressure is applied. I have attached the picture.  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. From the attached image (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), it seems you have repeated perianal abscess. Usually, a fistula is responsible. This fistula is called fistula-in-ano or anal fistula and is of several types. Bas...  Read Full »

I have bleeding during bowel movements with stomach pain, vomiting, itchiness, and sometimes fever. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a first-year student and have been bleeding during my bowel movement for the past 45 days. I have stomach pain, vomiting, and fever sometimes. I have itching after every meal. I cannot find any other symptoms and am not under any medication. Years before, I had an ulcer problem. N...  Read Full »


Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Bleeding during passing stools is usually present in anal fissures or hemorrhoids. Try to avoid spicy food and take fiber-rich food to prevent constipation. I suggest, Tablet Pan-40 (Pantoprazole), in the morning and night before food. Syrup Cremaffin (Liquid Paraffin...  Read Full »

What are the causes of blood in stools?

Query: Hi doctor, I have bloating issues, changed bowel habits (mostly constipation), fatigue, bleeding after defecation, and maroon blood mixed with the stool. I have these symptoms for two weeks that emerged quite suddenly. Is this a strong sign of colorectal cancer? I am still waiting for the results o...  Read Full »


Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, I can gather that you are a 39-year-old male without significant family history and with a history of smoking. Your symptoms of bloating, altered bowel habits, and blood in stools are of short duration (two weeks). I would like to know whether you h...  Read Full »

How to confirm whether my anal bleeding is due to hemorrhoids or ulcerative colitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis six years back. Since then, I have not had any significant issues, but now I see blood when I wiped it. My stool is always hard and brown, but I sometimes wiped red. I pass stools about three times a week and I feel constipated, Occasionally, I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, I cannot be very sure about the diagnosis at the moment. Since given your history of ulcerative colitis (UC) and history of constipation, there is an equal possibility of a mild flare of UC or hemorrhoids. Having said that, whatever it is, it does not seem to b...  Read Full »

What are the treatment options for Internal Hemorrhoids?

Query: Hello doctor, I could feel a lump near my anus from around 5th of December. About 3-4 days back it burst and I could see blood coming out while cleaning after passing stools.Now the bleeding has reduced, but I can still see blood oozing while I wipe the area with a tissue.I was diagnosed with i...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. In this type of hemorrhoids (internal hemorrhoids), we first give medical treatment and if the condition does not improve, then we can consider for endoscopy and surgical treatment. Advice: Take high fibre diet in the form of plenty of salads, fruits and v...  Read Full »

I have had rectal bleeding on and off for a year. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32-year-old female. For almost a year, I have had rectal bleeding on and off. I started to have painful bowel movements, and then I began to bleed. The blood is on my stool, in the toilet (at times), and when I wipe, I can see it on the toilet paper. Other symptoms I experience ar...  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If the doctor who did the PR examination could not find any significant hemorrhoids, it is better to get a colonoscopy done. Do not worry about cancer, as the most likely possibility is a missed internal hemorrhoid. The itching can be due to perianal soiling, fungal inf...  Read Full »

I suffer from redness and pimples in my anus. Kindly guide.

Query: Hello doctor,I am 21 years old and have noticed reddish pimples and lumps around my anus region. I tried feeling them, and they are dense. I am not in any pain right now, although there is a tiny discomfort while sitting down and some itchy, but not all the time. I have included some proof of the in...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Based on the information you gave, you may have perianal warts, a sexually transmitted infection caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). The pinkish pimples and lumps you mentioned frequently indicate perianal warts....  Read Full »

I have piles. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a problem with piles. I have mild bleeding only at the time of defecation which is seen on the toilet paper while wiping. There is no bleeding seen on my stool. Sometimes, I have constipation. But my motion is not hard. I am facing this issue for six months. It happened thr...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammad Rajja

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have frequent constipation. Avoid having constipation. It reduces to have hard stools. Hard stools are the major cause of piles. It occurs due to the rubbing of the internal anal structure regularly. Frequent rubbing of hard stools causes piles. You need to ...  Read Full »

I have bleeding during bowel movements. Is it serious?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old male and for the last week, I have had a stomach upset. At first, that is all it was, but for three days now blood has been coming out when I have stools. And today I am experiencing intense stomach pain that I cannot fall asleep. My body is shaking and I have a feve...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most likely you are having gastroenteritis with gastritis due to mild indigestion. Gut flora is the complex community of microorganisms that live in the digestive tracts of humans. The intestinal microflora is a complex ecosystem containing over 400 bacterial species...  Read Full »

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