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 is painful 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 am taking the tablet Oxerute CD and applying Oxerute cream for piles, but it is still painful and itchy. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 52-year-old and have had a history of hemorrhoids for the last 20 years. I have never had surgery. I was on the tablet Daflon 500 mg and Anovate Cream. I used to have some bleeding occasionally during that time, and it was fine then. Again the problem occurred after several years, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Pandian. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. From the pictures attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), It appears to be a chronic anal fissure with two skin tags. Pain may be due to acute exacerbations of the chronic fissure. I suggest you continue either Oxer...  Read Full »

I have anal bleeding because of piles. What treatment can be had?

Query: Hello doctor, I am getting drop by drop bleeding from the anus due to internal piles after passing motions in the morning. What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would suggest the following at this point in time. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and with their consent take the medicines. Tablet Tranexamic acid 500 mg thrice daily for five days. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her an...  Read Full »

I have pain and a lumpy feeling in my anal area that hurts while sitting and bleeds on wiping. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain at the top of my anal area near the tailbone area. It is like a lumpy feeling and it has not caused any pain in the last two months. But suddenly for the past three days, it hurts when I sit and there is a lot of blood when I wipe it with toilet paper. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Naresh Kumar M.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Based on your symptoms the probable causes might be as follows. Fissure in the anus: There will be a crack and pain while passing stools. Blood streaks may be present on the stools. To control it you should eat more fruits and keep your s...  Read Full »

I have difficulty in bowel movements and observed blood drops on the toilet paper after passing stools. Is it due to an anal fissure?

Query: Hello doctor, I think I have an anal fissure but wanted to confirm so that I could stop worrying about cancer or something more serious. I tend to have harder bowel movements although I take magnesium to help with that. Every few weeks I have a hard bowel movement that hurts and feels like I am tear...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am reviewing your case history and will get back to you in a while. Thank you.  Read Full »

I have chronic fissures and am under medication for the same. Is it normal to bleed during the healing process while passing stools?

Query: Hello doctor, I have chronic fissures and consulted a doctor a week ago. He prescribed me Fidonal cream (Nifedipine and Lidocaine), Lactihep syrup (Lactitol Monohydrate), and tablet Flagyl (Metronidazole). Even after using the Fidonal cream for a week, I am still experiencing pain and bleeding while...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Anal fissures can take several weeks to heal completely, and it is common to experience some bleeding during the healing process. However, if the bleeding is severe or persistent, you should consult the doctor to rule out any complications. The Fidonal cream (Nifedip...  Read Full »

I have a wound in my anal region and I bleed continuously. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am bleeding from my bottom and lately, when I used my phone camera I realized that I had a wound. Because of this wound, I have been bleeding all along. I feel pain during and minutes after visiting a toilet. Please help me. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Darshan Kanani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From the look of it (attachment removed for patient identity protection), I think this is rectal prolapse complicated by an ulcer. Rectal prolapse is a condition in which the rectum (the lower part of the large intestine) turns inside out and protrudes through the anus...  Read Full »

Why do I have slight stinging and small amounts of blood on wiping after bowel movements?

Query: Hello doctor, I see small amounts of blood when I wipe after bowel movements and a slight stinging as well. Wondering if this is an anal fissure or maybe something else? I have had blood on toilet paper in the past too with the same symptoms but thought it is nothing to worry about.  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I have read your query and I am sorry for such discomfort. I have downloaded your file. Let me see it and reply to you within a few minutes. Thank you.  Read Full »

Will anal fistula heal on its own?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with fistula-in-ano before eight years. I just consulted multiple physicians and surgeons. They all said to wait and watch and put me on antibiotics. Two years later, my fistula has closed on its own and there is no pus discharge or abscess forming. The healing was fast an...  Read Full »

Dr. Kagathara Happy Kumar Devkaranbhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Fistula-in-ano is a surgical condition and cannot be cured by medicines only. Yes, antibiotic has minor role just to prevent infection.If fistula tract develops an infection then from which an abscess will develop and later the fistula tract may extend.External fistula op...  Read Full »

My wife could notice blood in her stools.Could you please advise us with proper guidance?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife (age 33 years) has been suffering from piles related issues since last 10 years. It occurred after her delivery (in 2003) and was harmless at that time. We are having an eleven year old daughter. Recently she started experiencing pain and itching while going to toilet. Also sh...  Read Full »

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It seems like your wife has second degree hemorrhoids which has also led to her fissure. The good news is that it can be managed medically. The first line of management is medical management. Itching is a very common manifestation, which is a...  Read Full »

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