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 anal itching, pain and bleeding. I am embarrassed. Please help.

Query: Hi,I am approaching you since I am concerned about a situation regarding which I am very embarrassed.  I am a 43 year old female. I am normally healthy. I am 178cm tall and I weigh 75kg.  Around 9-12 months ago, I started to suffer from anal itching. It is rather intense at night, after passing s...  Read Full »


Dr. Meha Malhotra

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi,  Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your entire history and have understood your concern. I also understand your hesitation in discussing your problems with anyone. Coming to your complaints, the anal bleeding, pain, itching are all due to trauma to the anus and anal canal. The anal canal is physio...  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 Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

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 »

What causes stomach pains with anal discharge of mucus, pus, and blood?

Query: Stomach pains with anal discharge of mucous, pus and very little blood but for 5 weeks. Stool sample negative. Having colonoscopy and endoscopy in a week. Years ago diagnosed with IBS and Gerd. Started after taking Amoxicillian Augmenten Liquid and I started with an iron supplement that I emptied in...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello dear. I welcome you to icliniq. These are rectal symptoms which commonly include per rectal bleeding, mucus, pus, and feeling of incomplete evacuation, urgency ( rushing to restroom), and plus minus pain. Well there are various conditions which could cause this, but common considering your a...  Read Full »

What to do about on and off rectal bleeding?

Query: Hi, I’ve been having rectal bleeding for about a month now, on and off. A month and a half ago I had acolonoscopy for s completely unrelated reason. It was negative and the doctor said I don’t have any polyps whatsoever. After the colonoscopy, though, I had a hard time going to the bathroom and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello. I welcome you to icliniq. Well the symptoms complex and trend the symptoms has appeared suggest that you probably have developed some tear in the anal canal while colonoscopy, or developed severe bout of constipation and lead to development of anal tear after you probably strain enough at po...  Read Full »

Please advise regarding my wife's inflation and painful defecation.

Query: Hi doctor, Three months back, my wife had some small wounds inside the anal area. For bleeding, she got Shield ointment from general physician. Lately, a small inflation is seen in anal tract and it is painful while defecating. It has been there for the past three months. Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Aman Gupta

Urologist, Andrologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Looks like anal fissure, which means cuts in the skin lining of the anus. It generally happens due to constipation. This leads to pain while passing stools. Many times piles are associated with this condition and it leads to bleeding and swelling in the perianal area....  Read Full »

How to improve hemoglobin?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from bleeding hemorrhoids. My hemoglobin is very low at 5.6. I feel very weak and severe headache for two days. What to do? Please advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Hemoglobin of 5.6 g% is really low. With this amount of hemoglobin, we put you into the group of severe anemia. Due to low oxygenation, you could be having severe headaches. Painkiller like Ibuprofen or Paracetamol can ...  Read Full »

How are bleeding piles treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I had my kidney transplant two months ago. Now, I am suffering from piles. Can you suggest me some medicine?  Read Full »


Dr. Abhishek Dixit

Nephrologist, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Are you a donor or a recipient? I suggest you apply Smuth cream (Lignocaine) for pain and take a sitz bath. Does it bleed? Consult your doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicine with consent. Revert back with the answers to the above questions to a nephrolo...  Read Full »

How to prevent the symptoms of piles from recurring?

Query: I m having prblm of piles (without any lump) only mild bleeding at the the time of defecation which is seen on the toilet paper only while wiping ...there is no bleeding seen in the stool...sometimes constipation is there ...but motions r not hard ...facing this prblm from last 6 months i mean it ...  Read Full »


Dr. Md Rajja

Internal Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, General Medicine Physician, Family Physician

Answer: Its look like you have frequent constipation. You have to avoid constpation to reduce hard stool. Hard stool is major cause of pile. Hard stoll regularly rub your anal internal structure Frequent injury by hard stool is making piles Investigate Stool RME H. Pylori USG of whole abdomen Proct...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for painful bleeding piles.

Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from bleeding piles with pain. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Deep Dutta

Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to take a sitz bath twice daily. I suggest you apply Faktu ointment (Cinchocaine and Policresulen) twice daily for anal pain. Also, I suggest Naturolax powder (Psyllium) four tablespoons twice daily in a glass of water to keep your stool soft. Consult your docto...  Read Full »

My rectal bleeding due to ulcerative colitis responds only to Prednisolone. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27-year-old male. For the past five years I have ulcerative colitis. My main problem is bleeding form rectum. When I take Prednisolone, I am fine for maximum of three months and after that again it starts bleeding and also continues with Mesacol. I also took Azathioprine (Aazo...  Read Full »


Dr. Arbab Muhammad Kashif Khan

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your history suggests that you have steroid-dependent ulcerative colitis. So you rightly started Azathioprine and I think it should work if you are taking a proper dose (you have not shared dose of Azoran and your body weight). You can take Azoran as 1.5-2.5 mg per k...  Read Full »

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