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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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Query: Hello doctor.I had an issue with a posterior midline fissure, and the ointment helped with the burning feelings. I had symptoms for one month, and after two weeks of partial recovery, the problems returned. After using Novate cream for a month, I experience a burning sensation anytime I apply it. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In your case, avoiding constipation is important. Passing soft stools reduces the risk of anal fissure deepening. You should not strain when passing stools; instead, eat a high-fiber diet or take laxatives such as sodium pico sulfate 5 to 10 ml syrup once a day. The id...  Read Full »

I have anal fissures and hemorrhoids and none of my current medications seem to help. Kindly suggest me a remedy.

Query: Hello doctor, I am having anal fissures and hemorrhoids for the past three weeks. I am using Movalax laxative (15 ml) at night and before using the toilet. I am also using Xylocaine gel and applying anorelief cream after using the toilet. However, all these seem to be of no use. I have pain every ti...  Read Full »

Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We are elated to have you on board at The main cause of fissures is constipation. So, the first and main thing to avoid is constipation. This can be done by taking laxatives and a high-fiber diet containing green leafy vegetables. Taking too much spicy foo...  Read Full »

I take castor oil for my constipation. Can I continue taking it and how to get rid of constipation permanently?

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Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to With passion, commitment, and experience, I hope I will be able to provide you with top-class medical opinion. I went through your query, and I would like to say that overstraining your rectal muscles while defecating may cause internal trauma to the rectal mucosa c...  Read Full »

How can I identify that I have hemorrhoids?

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Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from feeling of difficulty to sit for long periods and starting of pain. According to the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity), that is provided here you are sufferi...  Read Full »

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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

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Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

I noticed a blood clot after passing stools. What is wrong with me?

Query: Hi doctor, Today, I found a blood clot after passing stools. I had constipation a few days back and blood was seen at that time too, but I never noticed a blood clot before. I was suffering from dengue, but now my platelets are alright. I am attaching my recent reports. I am very worried. What is ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Dengue NS1 antigen positive confirms dengue viral fever. Your platelet count was within the normal range, which prevents you from bleeding. The symptom that you are saying about blood clot with stools has two options. One might be because of straining because of cons...  Read Full »

Can hemorrhoid ointment heal internal hemorrhoid?

Query: Hello doctor, My hemorrhoid is bleeding and it scares me so much. It does not hurt. I think it is internal hemorrhoid. Can hemorrhoid ointment heal internal hemorrhoid? Or should I drink some medications since it is located inside? Please recommend some. I really would appreciate your recommendatio...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you have ongoing bleeding and feeling low blood pressure, or sweating, you should seek in person consultation to near by emergency. Because bleeding hemorrhoids can be at times serious. If you do not have those symptoms then you can follow simple advises as below....  Read Full »

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