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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Can anal fissure recur every time you pass hard stools?

Query: Hi doctor, I see blood in the stool or sometimes on the surface of the stool or in toilet paper, which is on and off. I do not have pain any longer, but I guess you can say I have a mild burning after passing significant fecal matter. I was wondering if anal fissures could repeat themselves wheneve...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing to me, and I am concerned about you. Yes, if there is a fissure doctor can see it by colonoscopy or rectal examination. Most of the time, reasons for such fissures are iron deficiency or constipation. When a person has constipation, it leads to con...  Read Full »

I have severe pain in the right buttock. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having pain in the right buttock and also pain below upper leg and below knee. I feel uncomfortable while sitting, standing as well as walking. First I met a general surgeon; he examined me and advised me to go to an orthopedician. Orthopedician took x-ray and blood test. He info...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Celecoxib is just for pain relief. In order to understand your condition, I want you to answer a few questions for me. Is the pain radiating in nature? Or dull aching without any radiation? Do you have any record of examination findings? Is there any area of sensory l...  Read Full »

My acupuncturist gave me herbs to take rectally for anal fissure. Is this safe?

Query: Hello doctor, My acupuncturist gave me herbs to take rectally for anal fissure which I had previously been taking orally. They are in a lower dosage (25 ml rectally they had been 180 ml orally). When taking them orally, they had to be taken before bed, which helped me to have a good sleep with quit...  Read Full »


Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not know what medications you are taking. Is it Ashwagandha per the recommendation of an acupuncturist? But I have seen your attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are several tags like structures seen, and it may cause a fissure in ...  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 »

Are chest burn, stomach pain, and blood in stools signs of blood cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old female. I have a 2-year-old baby through c-section. My doctor did a blood test and said I have H. pylori infection because I felt some symptoms like chest burning and continuous burping. Three weeks before my doctor gave me antibiotics Clarithromycin 500 mg (one tab...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, such short onset of symptoms does not point towards stomach cancer. For that, there should be other symptoms as well like vomiting, decreased appetite, weight loss, and blood in vomiting of mouth. None of above symotoms are present in you. You received the H.p...  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 »

Why does my baby fuss while passing stools?

Query: Hello doctor, I saw a red color wound inside the anus of my 3 month old baby. He is fussy while passing stool. Is it anal fissure? Do we need to consult our pediatrician immediately? I am expecting your valuable advice. Thanks in advance.  Read Full »


Dr. Payas Joshi

Child Health Specialist, General Practitioner, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it can be anal fissures. Also, you can look for a skin tag around perianal area, which occurs in anal fissure. Does the child have constipation or tight stools? Because, if it is an anal fissure, then we will have to see the cause of hard stools as the diffic...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for pain and burning sensation after passing stools.

Query: I had a hard stool a month back and since after that I start feeling sharp pain, burning issues. First I thought it was anal fissures and I increase my water intake and fiber in my diet to keep the constipation away while healing. And start consulting a homeopethic doc. I also took Toronale cream bu...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello dear. I welcome you to icliniq. First of all avoid finger insertion yourself this would cause pain and non healing of the anal fissure. Your symptoms quite match with the anal fissure, and should heal with the avoidance of constipation and cream that you are applying. Further you can add Xy...  Read Full »

Is blood in stool an alarming issue?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. My problem is whenever I pass stool, I saw blood in excess amount. When I put my finger inside anus I feel pimples in my anus. Due to this problem I have difficulty in passing stools and it is painful sometimes. I pass something white from my anus. Please tell me what ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Blood in the stools is an alarming sign. I can explain you the possibilities but they are all in vain unless a doctor examines you by putting his/her finger inside the anal canal and see what is the cause of this bleeding. Given your history of constipation, with si...  Read Full »

It is painful to go to the loo. Is this hemorrhoids?

Query: Hello doctor,For the past six months, I have had a problem where it is very painful to go to the loo. Whenever I try, there is blood on the toilet paper as well as all over the toilet. I already tried two types of medication. I used suppository as well as a cream (Anusol HC) that goes on the outside...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your bleeding per anus is because of this anal problem. As per the image provided (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it seems to be piles along with tear or fissure also. Your proctoscopy anal and rectal examination needed to check that region properl...  Read Full »

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