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Why do I feel softening around anal area?

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Published At May 7, 2016
Reviewed AtJuly 21, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

For the past six days, I feel softening continuously around the anal area when I walk. Now, I am suffering from slight constipation. I have no hemorrhoids and no staining in the undergarment. I have no blood in the stool and no pain in the anal area and also on bowel movement. Then why do I feel so? Please help.


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  • Take Lactifiber powder three teaspoons in half a glass of milk once daily after food for 15 days.

The Probable causes

Functional constipation.

Investigations to be done


Preventive measures

1. Avoid constipation. 2. Avoid non-vegetarian foods and take lots of green vegetables.

Regarding follow up

Revert back after sigmoidoscopy to a medical gastroenterologist online.---> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/medical-gastroenterologist

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I do not have piles. For rectum and colon checkup, is abdomen ultrasound test best in place of sigmoidoscopy? I do not want to get sigmoidoscopy.


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • For rectum and colon examination, colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy is the best.
  • Ultrasound abdomen is not helpful.
  • Take the above suggested medicine for 15 days, if not improved then go for sigmoidoscopy.

Revert back after the test to a medical gastroenterologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/medical-gastroenterologist

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Pardhan Rajesh Kumar
Dr. Pardhan Rajesh Kumar

Medical Gastroenterology

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