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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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 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 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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 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 »

I have been experiencing pain and bleeding while feceating. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, My feces is very tight and comes with blood. When we apply pressure to the anus, the feces comes out and causes a lot of pain in the anus. Thank you.   Read Full »


Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and will help you with it. Is there any bulge in the anus? Do you feel constipated? You are likely suffering from piles (hemorrhoids). Piles are due to swollen vascular tissue in the anus. Do not worry. Around 75 percent of people suffer...  Read Full »

I am going through perimenopause, and I noticed light bleeding from the anal opening. Is this normal?

Query: Hi doctor, I have periods. And I am going through preimenopause, where periods can be heavy. However, when I was wiping from the back, I noticed some very light blood; it was not bright red. Can this happen during the period? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq. com. I have read your query and will guide you in your case. The menstrual period during perimenopause is experienced differently in each individual; however, the following changes occur in their periods during perimenopause: 1) Longer heavy periods. 2) Lighter and irregu...  Read Full »

I am pooping blood, and I doubt it is due to my previous hemorrhoids. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am pooping blood. I do not have any pain, but I had a hemorrhoid a few months back, and I was thinking I just pooped it out. But now I am really worried because it was a lot of blood. I am on birth control medications. Can you please help me with this?Thank you.   Read Full »


Dr. Varunbabu Aucha

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Since you are a young female, bloody stool could be due to hemorrhoids or fissures in the anus most of the time. If it is hemorrhoids, there are grading systems from one to four. To differentiate the condition, you need a proper clinical examination. Moreover, you need to c...  Read Full »

I have rectal bleeding after a bowel movement. What should I do next?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been bleeding from my rectum for about an hour after having a bowel movement. During the first five minutes, there was heavy bleeding. The blood is bright red and not thick. The motion was not painful or anything out of the ordinary for me. About a month ago, I had surgery in wh...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I can understand your concern. Sir, you should go to a nearby clinic and get an instant treatment done because the bleeding is continuous. So you might need intravenous (IV) fluids to replace the blood loss. Otherwise, your blood pressure wil...  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 hemorrho...  Read Full »


Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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