Anal Fissure

A cut or tear in the lining of the anus is called anal fissure. It is normally seen in people with chronic constipation. The symptoms include pain during and after a bowel movement, blood in stools, and a visible tear in the skin near the anus.

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Suggest some solutions for fissures with slight bleeding for the past one week.

Query: Hi doctor, I have had fissures or piles with slight bleeding for the past week. It does not go in when pushed inside. I am taking Cremaffin plus syrup and using Smuth cream. Seems to be slight pus-type boils on the fissures. Please help.   Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The picture (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity) does not suggest it is a fissure. I suggest it is a thrombosed external hemorrhoids or prolapsed internal hemorrhoids. The piles or hemorrhoids have two types one is external, ...  Read Full »

I have recurrent anal fissure pain. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, About six months ago, I had loose motion. After taking medicine, I had constipation. Due to spicy food consumption, my anal area got affected, and it was found that it was a fissure. But it was cured by medicine, and I stopped eating chilies. I had loose motion, stomach pain, and fever...  Read Full »

Dr. Pandian. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern, and it is a fissure in the anal region. It would help if you avoided certain things in life like: 1) Spicy foods including pepper, chilies, ginger, garlic, clove, etcetera. 2) Tea, coffee, and other beverages. 3) Carbonated bottle drinks. 4) ...  Read Full »

I am 21-year-old with pain during defecation. Please help.

Query: Hi, I am 21-year-old and feel pain during defecation. I think it is due to the piles problem. Please suggest some treatment.  Read Full »

Dr. Navajith Mani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I feel sorry that you have to suffer but do not worry, I will help you get better. Anal fissures are common in those with a history of constipation or hard stools, low fiber diet, trauma, and previous anal surgery. Ana...  Read Full »

Why do I have discomfort and mild pain in the anus while sitting?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel some discomfort and mild pain in the area of the anus while sitting down. Sometimes the pain is more. There is no bleeding involved. I cannot see or touch the area. I also feel that there is some dysfunction in the erection of my penis. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. The symptoms you mention can be due to anal fissure, which is a breach in the lining of the anal canal. This can not be palpated with fingers. You should use the following medicines for at least two weeks to see if they improve your sympto...  Read Full »

Is stool of 1 cm diameter twice a day without constipation normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel a bit of bloating after I eat a meal; it continues for half an hour and then eases out without any medication. Sometimes I feel the need to urinate. Is this normal? Sometimes I get flatulence. I pass stool of diameter 1 cm, often in pieces, twice a day. Is it something serious?  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do not worry; you may be suffering from food intolerance like irritable bowel syndrome or acid peptic disease or lactose or gluten intolerance. Until examination is done, it is difficult to say what it is. Use tablet Pantoprazole 40 mg once a day before breakfast...  Read Full »

I have been passing blood in my stools for the past week. What is the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been passing blood in my stools. A lot more than a handful, dark in color (something like maroon color) for the past week. Every time the blood goes out, my head starts aching. I cannot feel the blood going out. I am not able to pass the stools because I am too scared of blood ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. This can be a case of anal fissures, hemorrhoids, or ulcers because such bleeding can be seen when there is a rupture in the mucosa. So I would suggest you consult a general surgeon so he can do a DRE (digital re...  Read Full »

What is the reason for itching and drops of blood in the anal area?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22 year old male. A day or two ago after a bowel movement, I felt an itch in the anal area. I tried to get at it with a tissue but, it got worse and I could see small pellets of blood on the wipe. I am not on any medications.  Read Full »

Dr. Chandra Prakash Tanwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Blood streaks on the wipe after an episode of itching could be due to an anal fissure. Bleeding per rectum in an otherwise healthy young male could be due to hemorrhoids or anal fissure. A fissure is a tear in the anal canal due to constipation or repeated friction. It...  Read Full »

My kid cannot poop. What can I give her?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a 2 year old female child who is struggling to have a bowel movement. She struggles and tenses up so hard to pass stools. Is there something that can be given to overcome this?  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your child has constipation. The common causes of constipation are anal fissure and dietary factors. If it has been for less than one month, start lactulose 7 mL twice a day for 15 days and revert with results. Give her high-fiber diet and plenty of fluids. Make you...  Read Full »

Are there any home remedies for the small lump in my anus?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old female. Last week, I suddenly saw blood in my stool, and I have a small lump in my anus. I consulted a doctor, and she gave me Dulcoflex and an ointment. It was fine for 10 days, but now again I feel that lump and saw blood in the stool. What could be the reason? Ar...  Read Full »

Dr. Aastha Midha Likhyani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This is anal fissure, and that lump is an anal tag. I suggest you try doing the following: Drink plenty of fluids. Consume lots of green leafy vegetables. Sit in warm water three times a day for fifteen days. Apply Lox 2 % gel (Lidocaine) after sitting in warm w...  Read Full »

I have been having abdominal pain for a month after passing hard stools. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been having abdominal pain for a month since I passed a hard stool where I strained so much for almost an hour. There is some trapped air, and sometimes pain occurs suddenly on the lower right abdomen. I never had this kind of abdominal pain that lasted for a month. Currently, I am ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to On listening to your history, it seems that you have developed an acute anal fissure. It is a breach in the opening of the bowel called the anus. This can occur due to hard stools passing across the anus, which causes a breach or small ulcer. I want you to follow...  Read Full »

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