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Anal Pain

Pain that occurs in the perianal region (the area around the rectum or anus) is called anal pain. Some of the most common causes of anal pain include constipation, hemorrhoids or piles, diarrhea, anal sex, fecal impaction, ulcerative colitis, trauma, anal fissures, and anal cancer.

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I have extreme pain with a bulb like protrusion from anus. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am male, 51 years old. I have diabetes (type 2), high blood pressure, medicines are controlling it all. Have two herniated discs, neck and back. The problem is anal issues for the last few weeks. Extreme pain. Worst in life. It feels like a hot knife slicing me down there. Sometimes...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It appears you have a fissure. The first thing is your stool should be soft. For that, you should eat high fiber diet like fruits, apple, banana, oranges, green leafy vegetables like spinach, raw cucumber. Avoid smoking, refined food, fatty, and oily food. You shoul...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for persistent anal pain that starts after passing hard stools?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past one month, I am having pain in my anus. It pains while throwing waste and even while sitting. There is a skin flap that has appeared at the end of the anus towards the outer side. There are two flaps one is more white in color and the other is reddish. It is not bleeding how...  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and the symptoms suggest you have an external pile mass. The pain is due to an underlying fissure, or simply a crack at the anal opening. These usually result from hard stools or constipation. You need to start ...  Read Full »

Why do I still have pain after four days since passing a hard stool?

Query: Hi doctor, I had hard stools four days back and after that, I am having enormous pain while passing stool every day. I consulted a doctor and he prescribed Ano-metrogyl cream. I used it three to four times a day but there is no relief. I drink Softovac powder at night. My situation is not getting b...  Read Full »

Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have developed acute anal fissure due to hard stools and so you are having pain due to it. There are two ways to resolve it. You can use local cream to have relief from pain and to relax your sphincter. You can take medications to soften your stools. I am suggesting...  Read Full »

How to get rid of anal pain caused by hemorrhoids?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 28 years old. Her weight is 128 kg and height is 5 feet 3 inches. She has got a constipation problem since last 5 years and she takes Smuth for this. Since last four days, she has been getting severe pain between vagina and anus and that area is swollen. Also, her anus openi...  Read Full »

Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query and can understand your concern for her health. As you have given every possible analgesic and the pain is not relieved, I think the hemorrhoid has strangulated. It means it is entrapped within the anal sphincter. I suggest tablet Acenac-P ...  Read Full »

I had constipation and taking stools with mild pain. Is it fine?

Query: Hello doctor,I used to have constipation issues last year, and recently, in the last two weeks, it gets fixed. But I think I have little wounds appearing, that is my assumption. I am taking soft stool from last week. While taking out stool, I feel a slight pain in that area. Is it serious? Please ad...  Read Full »

Dr. Kagathara Happy Kumar Devkaranbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern for symptoms. 1) Never attempt to take out stool. Insted it is advisable to use stool softener or laxatives. 2) The habit of taking stool out and constipation can develop anal fissure which is small tear on inner wall of lower part of anal...  Read Full »

I have had a greenish-bump-like structure and pain in my anus. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had pain in my anus for a long. At first, I thought it would go away but when the pain increased, I checked my anus and I found a greenish bump-like structure. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. It may be due to some infections, piles, and fissures. I suggest you to follow a few instructions mentioned below. Eat salads and fruits. Avoid oily spicy foods and nonveg foods for a few months. Drink plenty of wat...  Read Full »

Why do I have recurrent pain and discomfort in my anal area?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having pain in my anal area during excretion for three years. After some days I consulted a doctor as the pain became unbearable. The doctor told me that my liver was weak and gave me some medicines. But it did not give me relief and so I consulted another doctor. He said that I w...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Our gut consists of an environment of microorganisms called gut flora. They are responsible for the proper digestion of food. Once this flora is depleted by toxins many gastrointestinal symptoms like loss of appetite, f...  Read Full »

I have stomach problems and pain around the anus. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 years old, and some days I experience many stomach problems, such as constipation, gas, and back pain. Today, I went to the toilet, and suddenly I noticed my anus coming outside. When I get constipated, I feel a lot of pain in the toilet and pain around the anus. I use a cream...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, I appreciate that you have chosen for your medical needs. I am very sorry about your medical condition. Do not worry; I am here to take care of you. Regarding your symptoms and the picture you sent, I believe you have a 6 o'clock hemorrhoid (pile). I can see that you have constip...  Read Full »

I am a 20-year-old male with painful bowel movements. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old male. My height is 5 feet 10 inches, and my weight is 128 pounds. I experience pain during bowel movements, and I do not have proper bowel movements. Sometimes, I also notice the presence of blood. Additionally, my anus does not open properly, making it difficult ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I am not able to physically examine you or provide medical advice based on your symptoms alone. However, based on the information you have provided, it is possible that you may be experiencing symptoms of constipatio...  Read Full »

Why do I have lumps near the anus?

Query: Hi doctor, I am in real pain for the past 9 months and my doctor is clueless after several visits. After a period of 38.6 weeks in latent labor, I had a vacuum-assisted vaginal delivery (first baby). No ultrasound was done on the very day of admission. With crowning left mediolateral episiotomy was ...  Read Full »

Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your complaint. It seems there is fistula (tunnel like passage) formation leading to recurrent perianal abscess in your anogenital area. But it needs to be examined to confirm the diagnosis. I would suggest you to consult an experienced surgeon for f...  Read Full »

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