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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Query: Hi doctor,I have been suffering from bleeding hemorrhoids. My hemoglobin is very low at 5.6. I feel very weak and had a severe headache for two days. What to do? Please advise. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Hemoglobin of 5.6 g% is really low. With this amount of hemoglobin, we put you into the group of severe anemia. Due to low oxygenation, you could be having severe headaches. Painkiller like Ibuprofen or Paracetamol can b... Read Full »
Are frequent bowel movements a symptom of a stomach bug?
Query: Hi doctor, For the past 10 days, I have been having frequent bowel movements. At first, it started with lots of pain, but the pain got subside after relieving my bowels. The stools were softer and of large quantity. No blood in stool, but a little bit of red color on my toilet paper. I have hemorrho... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Your history suggests two differential diagnosis:Irritable bowel syndrome. Colitis that is inflammatory bowel disease.Since your prior investigations were normal, irritable bowel syndrome is more likely.I need the following details in order to gui... Read Full »
I suffer from piles and have blood clots and mucus in my stools after a bowel movement. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I have had piles since I was pregnant at 18 and they bled quite badly, which was alarming. I am now 36 and after having four children my piles have gotten worse. I always had bleeding on and off over the years. However, since having my son who is now 6-year-old my piles have been wo... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am reviewing your case history and attached files and will get back to you in a while. Kindly reply after getting a detailed response. Thank you. Read Full »
Will the banding procedure be effective in curing my piles?
Query: Hi doctor,I am a 27 years old unmarried girl. I have bright red blood in the stool. I have consulted three doctors each of them did a proctoscopy. They said that I have one or two internal piles. I also have pain during and after defecation in the anal and buttock areas. I have always been a chronic... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Bleeding of piles may or may not present daily. It depends on a lot of factors like the grade of piles, underlying constipation, etc. Since you have grade two piles with recurrent bleeding, it is advisable to undergo surgery. Nowadays it isbetter to go for the stapler... Read Full »
Can conservative methods treat a thrombosed hemorrhoid?
Query: Hello doctor,I am a male, and for the past two days, I have had pain and itching around the anus. The doctor checked and told me 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 a... Read Full »
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 spicy food cause hemorrhoids?
Query: Hi doctor,I am a 26-year-old male. I am 5 feet and 9 inches tall and weigh 255 pounds. When I eat spicy food, I poop blood. Sometimes when I have constipation as well, I poop a little bit of blood. I am really scared that I have colon cancer. I do have diarrhea often. I do not have a family history ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your information and test reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). So, in view of that, there are a couple of things that I can opine upon: I want to clarify if your body weight is in kg or pounds. Your accompanying informatio... Read Full »
How to get rid of pain, infection, and fever caused by piles?
Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from piles for nearly about a year. Suddenly yesterday, I felt pain around my anus, and I had a 101 degree Farenheit fever. I saw that there is an infection around my anus. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome back to icliniq.com. What do you mean to say by piles? Is it painless bright red blood in stools? How do you know it is an infection? Do you have constipation? For advice specific to your problem, please upload past medical records and detailed evolution of your symptoms. And a pic... Read Full »
I am getting hemorrhoids at least twice a month. What to do?
Query: Hello doctor, I am getting hemorrhoids often. Even this month, I got hemorrhoids twice. I would like to know, why is it so often for me? I do eat fruits every day, and I do not have constipation. I am 20 years old, and my weight is 130 lbs. Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear your problem. The first thing is that I need to know a few more details about your problem. Are you getting hemorrhoids or something else? Because bleeding while passing stools are not due to hemorrhoids alone. And suppose, if you got hemorrhoids, then it... Read Full »
I have a history of hemorrhoids on and off, which subsides on treatment, but the present episode is very painful and itchy. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor,I am 52 years of age. I have a history of piles or hemorrhoids from my late teens onward. The condition was on and off. I have never had surgery. In the past, I was treated with Daflon 500 and Anovate cream. With a change of diet (less meat), the problem used to get solved. The above me... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. After reviewing your history and pictures (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), you got acute on chronic anal fissure with sentinel piles. Your external piles are somewhat prolapsed also. Most likely due to strain while passing stools. These two fa... Read Full »
I am taking the tablet Oxerute CD and applying Oxerute cream for piles, but it is still painful and itchy. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 52-year-old and have had a history of hemorrhoids for the last 20 years. I have never had surgery. I was on the tablet Daflon 500 mg and Anovate Cream. I used to have some bleeding occasionally during that time, and it was fine then. Again the problem occurred after several years, ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. From the pictures attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), It appears to be a chronic anal fissure with two skin tags. Pain may be due to acute exacerbations of the chronic fissure. I suggest you continue either Oxer... Read Full »