Avoid Constipation

Passing fewer than three stools per week and having hard stools is called constipation. Constipation can be prevented by consuming a fiber-rich diet, regular exercising, and drinking more water. It is important to avoid constipation, as chronic constipation causes the veins in your anus to swell, tears the skin in the anus, and applying too much strain to empty your bowel might cause your intestine to protrude from your anus.

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Why do I get blood clot in my stools?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a blood clot or tissue and bleeding in my stool. I noticed a tissue piece a few days back almost before four to five days. I noticed it twice and bleeding was seen only once. My blood color was normal and I have a minor pain below my belly button. I do not have any irritation or red...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your description suggests that you have hemorrhoids or piles. Hemorrhoids can occur solely due to constipation or excessive force produced while passing stools or a manifestation of another disorder called secondary hemorrhoids. As you have not given more information ab...  Read Full »

My kid has constipation issues from the last three months. What might help her?

Query: Hello doctor, My kid is 1 year old. Since the last three to four months, she has constipation issues. Her doctor prescribed her a medicine which worked for a while. But, now she again has it.  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Modi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Transient constipation in a 1 year old child improves with diet modification. Most of the medications used to treat constipation treat the acute phase and are for symptomatic relief. You should include more roughage in her diet like fruits and vegetables. Avoid giving...  Read Full »

I have constipation, pain, and semi-solid stool . Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 years old. Height 5'10", weight 55 kg. I have poor constipation, pain, and semi-solid stool for the past two years. All allergy test and reports are negative. But when I eat rice with pulses, I have no pain and stool is fine. So, what should I do? I have not had any allergy an...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditi Gupta Jha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from constipation that can go away by eating healthy foods which are rich in fiber, such as leafy vegetables, raw fruits, and vegetables, nuts like almond and coconut also. Drink more water than usual so that your body gets enough water. If you are hyd...  Read Full »

My constipation is so bad that I have to evacuate the stools with my fingers. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have an anal fissure, internal hemorrhoid, SRUS, and constipation. One year ago, I was suffering from a hard stool that was difficult to pass. I went to a gastroenterologist, who did a colonoscopy and found that I had an anal fissure and internal hemorrhoid. He prescribed Sitcom Fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the files uploaded by you. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The endoscopy report you have shown does not show any evidence of SRUS (solitary rectal ulcer syndrome). All your symptoms can be attributed to underlying constipation...  Read Full »

Why do I have a small strand of skin near the anus?

Query: Hi doctor,There is about a quarter inch long strand of skin going away from the anus and I think it is a hemorrhoid. Also, that is dark purple in color. I am in need of your help.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I want to assure you that do not worry as everything is going to be fine soon. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine concerns.  Read Full »

Small bumps on the anal hole cause pain and difficulty in passing motion. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have severe pain and itching on the anal hole. I also have four to five small cylindrical bumps near the anal hole that cause more irritation and discomfort. Kindly let me know what the remedy is. Under this situation, it is becoming painful to pass.  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The picture you attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity) seems thrombosed external hemorrhoids. These are blood-filled piles in the anal canal, which has now clotted with blood. Pain and sometimes bleeding is a common thing. I suggest you...  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

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 »

Please suggest a solution for my painful skin tags near the anus.

Query: Hello doctor, I have two skin tags near the anus. It pains a lot while passing stools, and even after that, it remains for a few minutes. It is there for about a year. Initially, I do not have any problem, and I am getting this pain only from last month, which is very severe for a week now. Kindly ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Well, these are not anal tags. They are thrombosed external hemorrhoids, which are often painful. It may or may not associate with constipation. But yes, it is a risk factor for their develo...  Read Full »

What causes fleshy growth outside anus?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19 year old female with no past medical history. I experienced constipation for some days, and I saw blood in my stools. I found this small fleshy growth on the anus, which hurts after passing motion. The pain ceases after a few hours. This fleshy growth retracts inside when I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your attached picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It shows old hemorrhoids called as skin tags. This picture, along with the pain that you are describing is suggestive of anal fissure. This is a tear in the wall of the anus, at the bas...  Read Full »

Are my constipation and blocked urination interlinked?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old male. I generally have constipation problem. Mostly, I use some laxatives or aryuvedic churnas to clear constipation. Whenever I have constipation, I feel my urine is blocked. I drink plenty of water daily. Also, I used to consume lots of water before going to bed. Ear...  Read Full »


Dr. Eriol Braholli

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Chronic constipation is a delicate issue that worsens one's quality of life and is hardly solved definitively. Except the watery diet, it requires bowel enemas time after time and use of laxatives continuously. If you can apply enemas, then do it right now to empty you...  Read Full »

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