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 my husband get rid of his external hemorrhoid which bleeds constantly?

Query: Hello doctor,My husband has acquired external hemorrhoid, which is small and bleeding.  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query. Does your husband have chronic constipation? Is there any mass or lump coming out while defecating? There must be pain present along with bleeding. Is your husband taking any medication? Is it possible for you to send a perianal picture to ass...  Read Full »

I have rectal bleeding on and off for a year. Should I ask for colonoscopy?

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 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 »

My neighbor has severe piles and has been bleeding for the past three weeks. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My neighbor has been suffering from severe piles and has been bleeding for about three weeks now. We have tried every means to heal it but in vain. We tried with dietary fibre, ointment, ayurvedic piles care tablet, syrup, and sitz bath method but still bleeding is there. His hemorrhoi...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Ideally, you should take him to the nearest doctor to evaluate him better in this kind of medical situation where bleeding is there for about three weeks. For hemorrhoids, depending on the stage, surgery may be required. If there is a recurr...  Read Full »

Due to the lumps near my rectum, I have constipation, blood discharge during defecation, and painful bowel movements. Kindly help.

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 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 »

Is it safe to have anal sex?

Query: Hello doctor,There is slight bleeding after anal sex. I had a drop-by-drop bleeding the next morning after passing stool.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have had mild trauma due to penetration in the anal sphincter which is causing bleeding. You will need to follow few steps: Sitz bath which means, putting three tablespoons of common salt in a small tub of lukewarm water and placing your butt in it for 10 minu...  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 pains when pressure is applied. I have attached the picture.  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 had random itching around my anal area for one week. Can you please suggest any creams for this?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having a random itching sensation around my anal area for the past week. I think it is because of wiping the anal area with toilet paper. Can you please suggest any creams for this? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Please answer the following questions. 1. Is this itching more during the morning or night-time? 2. Do you feel any soreness around the back passage? 3. Are there any blood streaks on toilet paper when you wipe? 4. A...  Read Full »

Why did I I start seeing blood after passing a stool and mild diarrhea after?

Query: Hi doctor.I started seeing fresh blood after passing a stool a week ago. After two days, I had mild diarrhea. I took colonoscopy a few years back and it was clear. I do not have constipation or no pain while passing motion. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It may be due to internal piles. I suggest you take the following medications: 1. Tablet Dobesil (Calcium Dobesilate) 500 mg twice a day for five days. 2. Laxative syrup 10 ml mixed in 200 ml lukewarm water at night for a few weeks. Revert back after five days.  Read Full »

Why is there bleeding from the rectum while pooping?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25-year-old female, 50 to 52 pounds in weight, and 6.4 feet in height. I have been suffering from constipation. I would have pooped for only two days in the past three weeks. Last week my rectum was bleeding as I was trying to push the poop out. It was a bright red color. Whenever...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, the bleeding can be explained by hard stools and chronic constipation, which can be due to any one of the three things. Hemorrhoids, anal fissure, or ulceration of the rectum due to force of hard stools and the condition is called Stercoral ulcers. Since the b...  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 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 »

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