Anal Discomfort

The anus is an external opening of the lower intestine. Anal discomfort occurs due to various digestive issues. The common digestive issues that cause anal discomfort are anal fissures, hemorrhoids, constipation, and diarrhea. An anal fissure is a tiny tear formed in the external skin of the anus by passing hard stools and irritation of severe diarrhea. Hemorrhoids occur due to straining of bowel movement. Diarrhea occurs due to the passage of frequent watery stools and thus it results in irritation and anal discomfort. Taking medications such as pain relievers, stool softeners, and antibiotics helps a lot. Taking a high-fiber diet helps to have normal bowel movements. Having a sitz bath with warm water helps to relieve anal pain.

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Can anal pain be related to piles?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to know about piles. For the past two days, I am having little bit pain in the anus. I want to know if it is piles or not. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have checked the attached photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Most probably it is an early degree of piles. Piles is a condition where thecongested veins along with the covering mucosal layer protrude from the anus. It has four degrees, the firs...  Read Full »

I have a small painful bulge near my anal opening. What could it be?

Query: Hi doctor, I was taking a shower, and I noticed something near my anus. It is kind of painful only when pressing it. Do you know what this might be? Could it be cancer? Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query, and sorry for the discomfort you are facing. I saw the pictures you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). In the picture, there is one single small bump that is erythematous, which means reddish in appearance....  Read Full »

Why do I feel pain and pressure in my anus?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain, especially during sitting primarily on the left side of the anus and a little bit on the bottom right side of the anus. I feel a solid line-like structure which also pains on pressing on the left side of the anus with a soft round small ball-like structure (top left side ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are not having much discomfort due to the pain near the anus. The other disc problems in the MRI scan report can cause pain in the lower back and legs but are not connected to the perianal area problem. It is so coming to the findings of the swelling near ...  Read Full »

How to stop continuous sticky mucus leakage from the anus and anal discomfort?

Query: I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease 5 years back with symptoms like multiple visits to Washroom & stomach discomfort. My current symptoms are continuous sticky Mucus leakage from Anus since last 18 months. Also there is anal sweating, itching , discomfort & sometimes anal burning. Facing co...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello Dear. I welcome you to icliniq. Well the symptoms you mention may be secondary to perianal disease. In among 25% to 30% of cases perianal disease in the form of anal fissure, anal fistual, perianal ulceration can accompany with crohns disease. I am afraid that you may have perianal disease gi...  Read Full »

Why does my butt hurt after anal sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I had anal sex and now my butt has been hurting all day for six days now. And every time I have to poop or wipe it, it is very painful. It is very uncomfortable when I sit or lay on my butt.  Read Full »


Dr. Ravinder Kaur Sachdeva

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There might be a small tear in the anal region, which is commonly called as an anal fissure. Even a small fissure can be really painful as it causes a spasm of the anal opening. It heals slowly, as it gets irritated repeatedly during the bowel movement. You might eve...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for unpleasant odor and redness in anus?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had an issue with my anus area for a while now. The area is always red, and there is always an unpleasant smell (fish). I do not notice any drainage. I have a history of Pilonidal sinus and abscess. I was tested for a few STD's but not all. I think it may have something to do ...  Read Full »


Dr. Pathave Hari Shivaram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If possible provide me photographs of affected areas that will help me for a better understanding of your skin problem and proper treatment plan. Photographs required for more accurate diagnosis purpose because treatment given without proper diagnosis can be less helpfu...  Read Full »

What causes irritation around the anus?

Query: Hi doctor, It has been two days that I am feeling some irritation around anus. Today, I noticed some small lumps that are tender to touch and causing mild irritation regularly. Apart from that I have upset stomach and I am getting semi-solid motion. A month back, I had a stone in the urinary tract, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It appears that you have recurrent anal fissures. You can see it in the picture as a tear (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and these will be very painful. Do you have a family history of colon cancer? Did you have a colonoscopy? Do you have a complete b...  Read Full »

Can skin thinning result from Anovate cream?

Query: Hi doctor, Around 1 year ago, I was diagnosed with anal fissure. My doctor has prescribed me a topical steroid cream, Anovate and I used it for about eight months. My fissure was healed, but I was left with constant pain, itching and pricking sensation around the anus while walking. I was not able ...  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Anal fissure develops due to erosion of anal mucosa during hard straining particularly in constipated person. This is the main cause for it. So, prevention or treatment of constipation is very important. Once the anal mucosa get eroded due to straining, then the norm...  Read Full »

Can Candid be used for anal fissure?

Query: Hello doctor, I did not feel the urge to pass stool for two days. Yesterday morning (day 3), I had the urge to pass stool, but I was not able to as I guess my stool had become too hard. In a state of panic, instead of taking a stool softener, etc., I pushed way too hard for way too long. As a resul...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is probably not a fissure, but just an erosion. It may lead to fissure if such repeated traumas are occurring. For fast healing, the important thing is that there should not be re-trauma. So, use regular stool softener like Lactulose 15 mL to 30 mL bedtime till wo...  Read Full »

There is a painless bump near anus. Please suggest some medicine.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a painless peanut size bump near the outer side of my anus. I have attached snaps for your reference. It has been there since last 10 years. But, for the past one year I feel it is growing. Sometimes, it bleeds, but no pain at all. It is just like an extended mass and it feels ver...  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you have a fissure and bleeding was from the fissure site as seen in the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The bump you are showing is hemorrhoid near the fissure. You might have chronic constipation in the past due to which you require st...  Read Full »

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