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.

Recently Answered Questions Recently Answered Questions

All the answers published in this website are written by Verified medical doctors, therapists and health experts. The Content has been moderated by iCliniq medical review team before publication. Post your medical clarifications on iCliniq by choosing the right specialty and get them answered. Your medical queries will be answered 24/7 by top doctors from iCliniq.

I have external and internal piles associated with itching. What to do to resolve itching?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 28 years old and my height is 6 feet 2 inches, and I weigh 98 kg. I have external and internal piles. And, I have itching but no bleeding. Also, I am not under any medications. Kindly suggest a solution to my problem.  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Welcome to icliniq.com. I see your weight seems to be very high and you also have constipation. In this case, it is common to have external and internal piles. In the picture that you have uploaded, I can only see the external piles (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Since inte...  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 proctoscopy.  They said that I have one or two internal piles. I also have pain during and after defecation in the anal and buttock area. I have always been a chro...  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

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 is better to go for the stapler h...  Read Full »

I have bowel movements once every three days, which are painful. Please help to solve this problem.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 42-year-old female. My problem is I do not go to the toilet every day. I might go after three days, and my stool is sometimes hard, and when I go, I get irritated. I have used certain creams, but that was not helpful. Is it normal to go to the toilet once in three days? And what ca...  Read Full »

Dr. Hateem Hassan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your query has different parts. I will address them one by one. 1) No, it is not normal to go to the toilet every couple of days. You should ideally be having one bowel movement every day. 2) There are multiple causes of constipation. The most common are dietary factors....  Read Full »

I have a purple thing on my anus. Could it be hemorrhoid or cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I have attached a few pictures. Could you suggest to me what could be this purple thing on my anus? I started using Faktu ointment (1 gm of ointment contains 50 mg of Policresulen and 10 mg of Cinchocaine Hydrochloride). Is this hemorrhoid or cancer?  Read Full »

Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It appears to be a small blood clot; possibly, there may be internal hemorrhoids (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity).   Read Full »

What are these two lumps near my anal opening that itch and burn on pooping?

Query: Hello, I found two lumps near the opening of my anus. My anus itches and burns after pooping. It started after I suffered diarrhea last month. I used Smuth cream, which relieved me, but now it started again, and the problem is recurring. Please give me a permanent cure. I can not bear this pain. It ...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Firstly, I am sorry for such discomfort. I saw the file you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), and the picture is very blurry. I could not see any lump or swelling, which you refer to...  Read Full »

I have bleeding during bowel movements with stomach pain, vomiting, itchiness, and sometimes fever. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a first-year student and have been bleeding during my bowel movement for the past 45 days. I have stomach pain, vomiting, and fever sometimes. I have itching after every meal. I cannot find any other symptoms and am not under any medication. Years before, I had an ulcer problem. N...  Read Full »

Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Bleeding during passing stools is usually present in anal fissures or hemorrhoids. Try to avoid spicy food and take fiber-rich food to prevent constipation. I suggest, Tablet Pan-40 (Pantoprazole), in the morning and night before food. Syrup Cremaffin (Liquid Paraffin...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing pain and bleeding while feceating. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, My feces is very tight and comes with blood. When we apply pressure to the anus, the feces comes out and causes a lot of pain in the anus. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and will help you with it. Is there any bulge in the anus? Do you feel constipated? You are likely suffering from piles (hemorrhoids). Piles are due to swollen vascular tissue in the anus. Do not worry. Around 75 percent of people suffer...  Read Full »

What medicines can I take to get rid of piles?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from external hemorrhoids and have brown stains on my undergarments. What medicine can I take when I have hemorrhoids? And what is the best thing to do to remove or avoid hemorrhoids?  Read Full »

Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and will help you with it. Piles are due to swollen vascular tissue in the anus. Do not worry. Around 75 % of people suffer from hemorrhoids (piles) at some point. Most of the time, it just appears worse than it is. Healthy bowel habits and a ...  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 m...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Kashif Humayun

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 fact...  Read Full »

I am pooping blood, and I doubt it is due to my previous hemorrhoids. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am pooping blood. I do not have any pain, but I had a hemorrhoid a few months back, and I was thinking I just pooped it out. But now I am really worried because it was a lot of blood. I am on birth control medications. Can you please help me with this?Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Varunbabu Aucha

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Since you are a young female, bloody stool could be due to hemorrhoids or fissures in the anus most of the time. If it is hemorrhoids, there are grading systems from one to four. To differentiate the condition, you need a proper clinical examination. Moreover, you need to c...  Read Full »

ask-doctor-img Ask a Doctor Online

* Your first query consult is free!

Search for a Health Issue

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.