Burning Sensation In Anus

A split or tear in the anus after trauma can cause sharp pain and a burning sensation around the anus. This condition usually happens if the patient is suffering from chronic anal fissures. Hemorrhoids can also cause a burning sensation while passing stools. The other reasons are constipation, inflammatory bowel disease, and diarrhea. Taking a sitz bath might reduce this burning sensation. In addition, the affected person can apply a topical lidocaine gel in the anal region to avoid this discomfort.

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I have been having a fleshy growth and an itchy swelling on the anus for a month now. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 20-year-old male. I have been having fleshy growth and swelling on the anus for a month. It does not cause much pain, but it causes itching and cause irritating sensation most of the time. I also had the same problem for two years, but at that time, it caused pain but not an itch...  Read Full »


Dr. Jagdish Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to icliniq.com. It is external piles. So it is better if you do not have constipation and spend minimum time in the toilet. I suggest you use (consult with a specialist doctor, talk with him or her and take the medicines with their consent) 1. Tablet Daflon (Diosmin and...  Read Full »

Can conservative methods treat a thrombosed hemorrhoid?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a male, and from the past two days, I have pain and itching around the anus. The doctor checked and told that it is a thrombosed hemorrhoid. Can you please let me know the treatment for this? Can it be solved by using conservative methods or do I need any surgery? Thanks in adva...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would be best if you can upload the pictures of the problem before I can comment and recommend anything definitive and specific to you. If I assume that your doctor rightly diagnosed the problem as a thrombosed hemorrhoid, then I suggest you try doing the following: ...  Read Full »

Can prostatitis cause pain and burning sensation in perineum and anus while urinating?

Query: Hi doctor,I was diagnosed with acute prostatitis. I am experiencing pain and burning sensation in the perineum and anus while urinating, especially at night. My test reports for STD and urine analysis came back negative. I am currently taking tablet Bactrim. My query is, how long does it take for th...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer Samer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Prostatitis is inflammation of prostate gland leading to increased frequency, urgency, and difficulty in passing urine along with deep perineal pain or discomfort. The accurate diagnosis is made through semen culture, and I hope you got this test done. Usually...  Read Full »

What is the reason for having constipation and burning sensation in the anal region?

Query: Hi doctor, I have constipation, pain in stomach and gas for the past three to four days. I feel uncomfortable. I also have a burning sensation in the anal region. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can have stomach inflammation and indigestion problem. For that, you can take Rabeprazole. For proper digestion, you can take Alcid MPS syrup (Aluminium hydroxide with Dimethicone). If the constipation is severe, you can take Bisacodyl. If there is a burning pain in...  Read Full »

Does constipation cause burning sensation in anus?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a burning sensation in anus after bowel movements for past one week. There is no blood discharge and poop was soft. I avoid eating spicy foods. The burning sensation lasts for hours.  Read Full »


Dr. Akant Kaushal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The most common cause of burning sensation in anus following stools will be the consumption of spicy food. Another cause can be constipation, which can cause fissures around the anus. If this is the condition, apply Diltiazem gel 2 % three to four times a day for se...  Read Full »

What causes a sharp, burning pain while passing stools?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 17-year-old male and I have a weight of 117 kilograms. I hate discussing things like this but I always have large stools. I think that I may have IBS. My mother had IBS and the symptoms are similar for us. Recently, after having a large stool I noticed some bright red blood on the...  Read Full »


Dr. Gupta Ankush Dhaniram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have hemorrhoids and it happens due to chronic constipation. Avoid taking oily, fried, and outside foods. Drink more water. Try to eat a high fiber diet with green leafy vegetables and fruits. Try to do exercise daily for thirty minutes. Try to reduce your weight by...  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

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 »

What causes burning sensation while passing stools?

Query: Hello doctor,My 4.5-year-old baby is complaining of a burning feel whenever he passes stool. One day he passed a hard stool since then, he is saying like that. It has been one and a half months now and is not getting healed. I can see some redness outside the anus and no idea about inside. I am appl...  Read Full »


Dr. Manu Chandarashekhara Bharadwaj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This sometimes happens even when they are not passing hard stools. But you still will have to give stool softeners. Please do the following: 1. Do not give him any oily or spicy food for two weeks. 2. Do not give him biscuits, cakes, chocolates, chips, carbona...  Read Full »

How to manage recurring burning sensation in the anal region?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35-year-old male, who is 5.8 feet tall and weighs about 49 kg. I have constant burning in anal region from past 20 days though do not have fissure as checked by doctor. Current medication are Lox 2% (Lignocaine hydrochloride) jelly gel and Sitcom forte tablet for seven days. But i...  Read Full »


Dr. Vinod Kumar Atreya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. Your complaint is constant burning in the anus. It is recurrent. It occurred two times in the past ten years. Your age is 35 years, and weight is 49 kg, which is slightly less than normal. 2. As there are various causes like local skin lesions, anorectal disorders, ...  Read Full »

Can anal fissure recur every time you pass hard stools?

Query: Hi doctor, I see blood in the stool or sometimes on the surface of the stool or in toilet paper, which is on and off. I do not have pain any longer, but I guess you can say I have a mild burning after passing significant fecal matter. I was wondering if anal fissures could repeat themselves wheneve...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing to me, and I am concerned about you. Yes, if there is a fissure doctor can see it by colonoscopy or rectal examination. Most of the time, reasons for such fissures are iron deficiency or constipation. When a person has constipation, it leads to con...  Read Full »

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