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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What is the reason for my anal pain that hurts every time I sit down, lift something, squat down, or walk?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had pain in my anal area for less than a week. It hurts every time I sit down, lift something, squat down, or walk. I have a previous history of dust allergy and hay fever. I have used the tablet Cetirizine in the past. Kindly advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I understand your concern. You have an inflamed pus lesion in the anal area. It may be due to folliculitis. Do you have any issues related to passing stools? I suggest the below steps: Avoid wearing tight clothes. Wear loose inner wears. Av...  Read Full »

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 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 »

Why do I have anal pain along with diarrhea?

Query: Hi doctor,I have diarrhea since yesterday and I have gone many times. It hurts more and more and I reached a point to have a scare to poop. It hurts a lot even after five to ten minutes of pooping.   Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You started to have diarrhea from yesterday. It seems to be acute gastroenteritis. It occurs often due to food poisoning and a sudden burst of a large volume of poop. I suggest you start taking oral rehydration therapy (ORS). Add one sachet of ORS in one liter of minera...  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 A. 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 does it hurt bad while sitting down and after a bowel movement?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been having some pain in my butthole. I have a giant rash that is on the edge of my anus and a lump or inflammation directly in the opening in my anus. The inflammation is reddish-purple in color and the area pains when touched. It hurts very bad while sitting down and after a bowel...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello,Welcome to have read your concern in detail and I will surely help you out.Based on your description, I can surely make out that you are suffering from piles or hemorrhoids but there is nothing to worry about. It is in the initial stage only and can be controlled with medications...  Read Full »

How to treat a painful skin tag near my anus?

Query: Hello doctor, I have recently got a skin tag near the anus. It is painful to excrete. There is a pain the whole day and there were even blood stains once. I am really scared and embarrassed too. Excretion has become a scary thing for me now. Please tell me how to solve this problem.  Read Full »

Dr. G.s.s. Sandeep

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your description, it could either be an acrochordon (skin tag) or a filiform wart. It can be confirmed only after examining. For skin tags, no creams or tablet will help resolve the issue because a skin tag is an extension of the normal skin. The treatment opt...  Read Full »

I have pain in my anal region for the past one month. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having pain in my anal region for past one month. After passing stools, the pain starts and prolongs the entire day. During night, there is no pain. The presence of blood in stool is negligible. I cannot sit properly, and I cannot drive a bike. Kindly suggest a solution for the ...  Read Full »

Dr. N. Ashok Viswanath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. For a better assessment of your condition, kindly share further information asked below: 1. Do you have pain in the anal region while passing stool? 2. Is your stool (motion) hard to pass? 3. Any p...  Read Full »

Does soreness in the anus that aggravates after passing stool indicate fissure in ano?

Query: Hi doctor,For almost two months, I have been experiencing soreness in my anus. There is no blood, but the pain worsens after a bowel movement and is continuous. I have tried Xyloproct ointment to alleviate the pain, but it is not helping. I am taking Prilocaine LA twice daily, Rapidene 1 g three tim...  Read Full »

Dr. Varunbabu Aucha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As for your history concerned, you need a clinical examination. From your history point of view, it could be a fissure in ano, less likely hemorrhoids. But they both are confirmed only by clinical examination. Any constipation history do you have? Do you feel any it...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, I had a hard stool a month back and after that, I started to have sharp pain and burning issues. Initially, I thought of it as anal fissure. I increased my water intake and fiber in my diet to keep constipation away. I consulted a homeopathy doctor and he advised me to use Toronale cream...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Avoid insertion of fingers. It can cause pain and non-healing of anal fissure. Your symptoms are due to anal fissure and it gets healed by avoiding constipation and by using medicines. You can also use Xylocaine 2% gel once in six hours a day with Diltiazem gel once in ...  Read Full »

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