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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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 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 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 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 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 »

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 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 »

Please suggest any medicine for free motion and anal pain.

Query: Hello, From 4days, I'm not feeling easy to do free motion and having pain like itching. It's been very difficult why motion itching and too much pain. Can't able to touch the portion too. Can you please suggest me any medicine for free motion and pain?  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello. I welcome you to icliniq. Given only 4 days history of symptoms, it seems that you possibly have some hard stools which are unable to be expelled outside. Every time you give pressure or strain, it is expected that you would feel some pain. I suggest you to use Syp Lactulose 15 ml today nig...  Read Full »

Why do I get stomach and anal pain whenever I get hard stools?

Query: Hello doctor, Two weeks back, I suffered from loose motion. After injection and saline, I was well but after three days I felt pain in the anus portion because of hard stools. It is very painful and I started talking Taxim and sitz bath and cream that I got from the medical shop. I started applying...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, it is uncommon to have burning in the anus when someone has altered bowel habits. Your symptoms might be occurring secondary to anal fissure for which you rightly took dietary precaution and local cream and sitz bath. Now you just need to keep taking fiber in d...  Read Full »

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