Hemorrhoids, or also known as piles, are swollen or inflamed veins seen in the rectum or anus. This veins can get inflamed as a result of constipation, straining to pass stools, pregnancy, severe diarrhea, and after giving birth. Internal hemorrhoids develop inside the rectum, and external hemorrhoids develop around the anus.

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Will hemorrhoids cause itchy rectum?

Query: Hello doctor,My father has had an itchy rectum for several weeks. He will go one day without an itchy rectum, but it comes back the following day and stay like that for several days. He has tried Hydrocortisone and Clotrimazole but still has an itch. He has a history of hemorrhoids and is taking med...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. When is he having itching in the rectum? Is he a diabetic? Did he take alcohol? Possible causes are like: 1. Hemorrhoids associated with phlebitis. 2. Tenia infection around the perianal region. 3. Eczema around the perianal region. 4. Secondary to ringwo...  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. Ankush Gupta

Criticalcare Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner, Diabetologist

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 »

Will a painful lump around the anus subside on its own?

Query: Hello doctor, I have developed a lump around the anus. It is extremely painful and spoils my day. I assume it is piles. I keep doing sitz bath twice a day and have been taking Dr. Reckeweg R 13 regularly. I do not sense any relief besides walking for long and during sitz bath. Please help. Would it...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, the picture are a little blur (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As far as I can see, it seems external hemorrhoids are likely thrombosed. Thrombosed meaning clotting of blood within these veins of the anal canal. The other possibility is an...  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.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

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 »

How to handle hemorrhoids that affect my mood badly?

Query: Hi doctor, I had an eating disorder before 16 years. It stressed my health very severely for around 5 years. Now, I am 35 years old. Also, I suffer from hemorrhoids, which affect my mood very severely. I have social impairments as my emotions are no longer clean.¬†This is really an important issue f...  Read Full »

Dr. Youness Tanani

Nutritionist, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. For hemorrhoids, Tronolane (Pramoxine) is the best, if are external already. But, if are internal hemorrhoids, then need to follow another way of treatment. Losing weight is normal in your case, because you are losing red blood cells by the hemorrhoids. To my best knowled...  Read Full »

I am not sick, but noticed blood in my stool. What to do?

Query: I am 20 years old, never been majorly sick or had any issues when it came to getting physicals, but recently I have noticed that, I have blood in my stool. I do not have any pain nor agitation regarding my butt. But it’s simply not having any solid stool in a week or so, and it varies from ver...  Read Full »

Dr. Nasir

Pain Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: very good day to you I can understand your problem. but I would like to ask you if you can describe your bowel movements in more detail. meaning how many times do you go to to the washroom and how is the the texture of the stools meaning are the hard or soft. do you need to strain at stools meaning...  Read Full »

How to confirm whether my anal bleeding is due to hemorrhoids or ulcerative colitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis six years back. Since then, I have not had any significant issues, but now I see blood when I wiped it. My stool is always hard and brown, but I sometimes wiped red. I pass stools about three times a week and I feel constipated, Occasionally, I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, I cannot be very sure about the diagnosis at the moment. Since given your history of ulcerative colitis (UC) and history of constipation, there is an equal possibility of a mild flare of UC or hemorrhoids. Having said that, whatever it is, it does not seem to b...  Read Full »

What causes red granules in my stool?

Query: Dear sir,I am 29 yrs old. before three years, I was first noticed bright red blood drops after passing stools. I was constipation from my childhood and I was worried after seeing blood. I consult with GI doctor and they give some remedies for constipation. After that, I am not seeing any blood durin...  Read Full »

Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

General Practitioner, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: I truly can understand your worries. With just 29 years of age you are normally too young for bowel cancer, but to rule out all risks it would be a good idea to get a colonoscopy done if you have access to this level of health care. In addition for tumor marker M2PK in the stool might also help to ...  Read Full »

Why do I get blood clot in my stools?

Query: I have a blood clot or tissue and bleeding in stool. I noticed a tissue piece a few days back almost before 4 to 5 days. I notice twice and bledding was only once. The blood color was normal and I have minor pain below my belly button. I do not have irritation or redness around anus.   Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, I welcome you to icliniq. Well the findings you described suggest that you have hemorrhoids/piles. Since hemorrhoids can occur as sole cause (primary mostly due to constipation or excessive force while passing stools) or a menifestation of an other disorder called as secondary hemorrhoids. ...  Read Full »

How to get cured from painful hemorrhoids?

Query: I am a 21 year old female who has over the last few days suddenly developed very painful hemorrhoids. I have difficulty in passing stools. How can I treat this at home as I am isolating.  Read Full »

Dr. Sosela Rrusho

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Greetings, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are well and healthy. I will be assisting you today. I understand your concern with hemorrhoids. Since you are isolated my first advice is: do not stay seat for a long time (do not stay in position that get to much pression in the anal area), walk in ...  Read Full »

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