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 medicines to take for anal pain?

Query: Hello doctor, A few days back, I faced problem with digestion and constipation. I had frequent bowel movement. But, the stool became tight and I had to pressure it out. Now, I feel pain and inflammation in my rectum and it seems that there is some swelling inside. The irritation gets intensified as...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It appears that due to constipation you have developed the pain of the rectum. Relieve the constipation by taking non-irritative purgative. My favorite is Movicol (Polyethylene glycol) with one glass of water at bedtime for two to three weeks. Rule out other causes of con...  Read Full »

What should I do for my anal pain while sitting?

Query: Hello doctor, I have minor pain around the anus while sitting, and it appears like there is swelling. My mother suffered a lot from the piles issue. So, I am worried that it could be the same. I have the picture attached. Could you please confirm the diagnosis and suggest the next steps for me?  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep V Nair

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your complaints. First of all, please understand that piles are not necessarily genetic. The pictures you sent (attachment removed to protect patient identity) show hemorrhoids or in layman's word piles. It is usually seen in people with a sedentary lif...  Read Full »

Why do I have constant pain in my anal region?

Query: Hello doctor, First of all, I would like to describe my symptoms. For the past five months, I am suffering from constant pain in my rectal area. Earlier, it felt like a sharp knife-like pain tearing apart the perianal region. Still, as of now, it is turned into an intense burning discomfort severe ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed all your history and the attached three reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is nothing sinister in it. And to me, you are suffering from an anal fissure at the moment. Now I am going to answer your queries one by one and will a...  Read Full »

Can pain and blood while pooping signs of an anal fissure?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old female with a weight of 52 kg and a height of 5.3 feet. I have bowel movements every three days, but I do not feel the need; I have to force it out. Last year I had gone five days without any movement, and it was painful to poop. When I did, it was excruciating, and...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems to be a case of anal fissure, which is a break in the lining of the anal canal. This can occur at times of severe constipation. Constipation can sometimes happen because of the decreased amount of fiber in the diet, water intake, and lack of exercise, contri...  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 »

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

HIV AIDS Specialist

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 »

I have anal itching, pain and bleeding. I am embarrassed. Please help.

Query: Hi,I am approaching you since I am concerned about a situation regarding which I am very embarrassed.  I am a 43 year old female. I am normally healthy. I am 178cm tall and I weigh 75kg.  Around 9-12 months ago, I started to suffer from anal itching. It is rather intense at night, after passing s...  Read Full »


Dr. Meha Malhotra

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi,  Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your entire history and have understood your concern. I also understand your hesitation in discussing your problems with anyone. Coming to your complaints, the anal bleeding, pain, itching are all due to trauma to the anus and anal canal. The anal canal is physio...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have anal pain even after 2.5 months of hemorrhoidectomy?

Query: I was having severe burning pressure and pain in rectum. I used all creams for that. Through MRI i was diagnosed with fistula at 6 o'clock. After Examination under anaesthesia Surgon didn't found fistula. But there was 2nd grade internal hemroids at 3 7 and 11 o clock. So he did hemorriodectomy. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello dear. I welcome you to icliniq. Well I have some concern regarding the need of that operation when you had burning and pain in the rectum. Because hemorrhoids and hemorrhoids surgery is not a explanation to this problem of yours. It initially should have been explored preferably with a sigmoi...  Read Full »

How to manage symptoms of piles?

Query: Hi Doctor, My mother is having piles problem, she is bleeding during bowel movements having pain. The problem is, bleeding every time trying to pee, painful bowel movement. Its happening past 3 days. Pain is only when going for bowel movements. Stool is normal, Not hard. She Had the history of same ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello dear. I welcome you to icliniq. Well you can give her Cap Tranxemic acid 1 gm twice daily for 3 days and see if bleeding stops. I wonder is she only have hemorrhoids issues? since the hemorrhoids cause only painless bleeding, however, it is anal fissure which is breach in the lining of the ...  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 »

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