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.

Recently Answered Questions Recently Answered Questions

All the answers published in this website are written by Verified medical doctors, therapists and health experts. The Content has been moderated by iCliniq medical review team before publication. Post your medical clarifications on iCliniq by choosing the right specialty and get them answered. Your medical queries will be answered 24/7 by top doctors from iCliniq.

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. Acha Varun Babu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 »

How to manage symptoms of piles?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is suffering from piles. She has bleeding during bowel movements with pain. She has bleeding every time while trying to pee with painful bowel movements. She is suffering from this issue for three days. She has pain while having bowel movements alone. Her stool is normal. She...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your mother can take capsule Tranxemic acid 1 mg twice daily for three days for stopping the bleeding. Please mention whether she has hemorrhoids alone. Hemorrhoids cause painless bleeding. An anal fissure is caused due to a breach in the lining of the anal canal. It ca...  Read Full »

Please suggest any medicine for free motion and anal pain.

Query: Hi doctor, I am not having free motion and I have pain with itching. I feel difficult. I am not able to touch the portion too. Please suggest a medicine for having free motion without pain.   Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have these symptoms for four days. You seem to have hard stools which are unable to be expelled out. You have pain due to pressure or strain produced. I suggest you take syrup Lactulose 15 ml at night before going to bed. You will have a normal bowel movement in...  Read Full »

Why do I feel pain and pressure in my anus?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain, especially during sitting primarily on the left side of the anus and a little bit on the bottom right side of the anus. I feel a solid line-like structure which also pains on pressing on the left side of the anus with a soft round small ball-like structure (top left side ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are not having much discomfort due to the pain near the anus. The other disc problems in the MRI scan report can cause pain in the lower back and legs but are not connected to the perianal area problem. It is so coming to the findings of the swelling near ...  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 icliniq.com. 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 mi...  Read Full »

Is surgery necessary for anal fissure?

Query: Hi doctor,I have pain while passing stools and I have blood along with it. Sometimes, I have many blood spots on my stool. I consulted a doctor and did a physical examination. He told me that I have an anal fissure. He suggested me to take GTN 0.2% and tablet Brixen. If there is no relief in ten day...  Read Full »


Dr. Lalit Bansal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. An anal fissure is a cut in the anal passage. It occurs due to the passage of hard stools. It presents with pain and bleeding in ninety-nine percent of cases. Surgery is not required in most cases. But proper medicines and prevention are necessary to be taken. I sug...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for pain in anus and blood loss.

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain in my anus with difficulty in passing stools. I have a huge amount of blood loss.  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, try to reduce your weight. Most of the time, obesity causes problems. Bleeding while passing stools can occur secondary to anal fissure, hemorrhoids, and rectal ulcer due to difficult defecation. I need to know more about your symptoms for better clari...  Read Full »

Are my symptoms pointing towards Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis?

Query: Hello doctor, Doctors are switching between whether I have Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis, based on the response to the treatment and medicine. I started Humira last month, but it has come in for my second round, and it is already a month late. I do not know if that worked or not since I am of...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome you to icliniq.com. I know you must be very upset about your ongoing condition. Your symptoms suggest that you have Crohn's disease, not ulcerative colitis. Humira and biological medications like this work for a while before losing effect until the next dose. So yes, if the interva...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

ask-doctor-img Ask a Doctor Online

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours

Search for a Health Issue



Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.