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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Sitz bath for lump near rectum is not giving complete relief. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old female and I have a lump or growth very near my rectum. This lump has been present for five months. It is not always painful, but there has been times when it got uncomfortable. I tried warm compresses and sitz baths but this only makes it get smaller and relieve th...  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your history and understand your concern, the lump of the groin area and face that you mentioned you had before are more like lymph node enlargement swellings that can arise due to some minor local or secondary infection and can subside on its own or wi...  Read Full »

What could be the grape-size swelling in the anal opening causing terrible pain?

Query: Hello doctor, Since yesterday, I have been having terrible pain from my perianal area. On self examination, I noticed there was a grape-sized swelling covering nearly half of the upper portion of my anal opening. It is slightly tender on palpation. I never had anything like this before. Prior to n...  Read Full »

Dr. Lalit Bansal

General Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, this is hemorrhoid with a mixed internal and external patterns. It usually occurs when there is a long history of constipation and strain during stool. It is also common in a chronic sm...  Read Full »

How to get rid of external piles?

Query: Hello doctor, I'm a 29 years old male patient, I'm currently suffering from external piles. I experience pains when passing out stool. I haven't taken any medication yet. Please help  Read Full »

Dr. Malvika Rao

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hello Welcome to icliniq.co I get your concern, but to prescribe a proper treatment I have to inspect you properly in order to provide you the specific treatment and for that I will be needing a brief past history of any chronic illness and commodities, any medications you are taking, along with...  Read Full »

Can hemorrhoid occur in a 3-year-old child with hard stools?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 3 years old. Today I have noticed a bump on her anus, normally she passes stool with excess pressure. So it seems to be like hemorrhoid. I am attaching the picture. Kindly refer and advise us on her treatment and care to be taken. Please suggest medicines for the same a...  Read Full »

Dr. Manu Bharadwaj

Paediatric Surgeon, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted the symptoms and seen the pictures too (attachment removed to protect patient identity). What your daughter has is a skin tag at the anal verge which is an indicator of fissure-in-ano. A fissure is nothing but a wound over the anus. This is generally a ...  Read Full »

How to control bleeding from external hemorrhoids due to constipation?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old female who often suffers constipation to the point where I feel like I get minor external hemorrhoids that often bleed. Again, I have not got doctor verification for this but that is what I think. Recently, I have been experiencing pain around the left side of my stoma...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Omar Qureshi

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think you are overthinking about your symptoms. To be conscious is good but to be over conscious may fall in the category of anxiety and is not good. I will advise you to be relaxed. Based on your symptoms, I do not feel anything to be worried of. Considering your ...  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 »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

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 ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of external piles?

Query: i have blood in my stool but no pain . I m suffering from externally piles. But there is no itching nd pain in that.. Almost from a week blood is regularly going through out stool...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello. I welcome you to icliniq. The external hemorrhoids can cause bleeing and pain when they are enlarged or secondrary to constipation which produces an abnormal pressure over anus causing swelling of piles. The definite therapy is surgery, however if certain lifestyle modification are employe...  Read Full »

Can hemorrhoids or rectal prolapse cause the anal lining to bulge during defecation?

Query: Hi! I am a 29 year old male with 171 cm height and 55kg weight and suffer from IBS. Every time I go to toilet, I have pain while defecating and after it, I have a burning sensation in the anus region for the whole day. Sometimes I also have abdominal pain but I think this is due to IBS. Before and...  Read Full »

Dr. Abdullah Sultan

General Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Hope you are fine. 1) pain while defecating, and feeling of bulge, this is mostly a hemorrhoid, which sometimes could be associated with spot of blood on the toilet seat, and sometimes not. How to differentiate between a hemorrhoid and a rectal prolapse? to be examined by a surgeon, other wise ...  Read Full »

What could be a painful pulp outside the ass crack?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a pulp just outside the ass crack which just originated today and it is painful.  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Jalan

Family Physician, General Practitioner, General Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your question. It seems from the picture that you should be having severe pain (attachment removed to protect identity). This can be the result of thrombosed hemorrhoids, perianal fistula, or a pilonidal sinus. Still, to guide you better I need a few...  Read Full »

Why do I often see bright red blood in my stool and feel tired?

Query: Hi Doctor, Almost 40 days back I saw bright red drops of blood coming out when I was passing the stool, I saw blood(bright red/red) in my stool for next two days and then the problem went away but I became conscious. Since past week I'd noticed very small amount of blood in my stool.But last nig...  Read Full »

Dr. Abdullah Sultan

General Surgeon

Answer: Hello dear, hope you are fine. The presentation you described is likely to be a hemorrhoids (biles), that causing blood in the stool. The fatigue you described maybe due to loss of blood, that caused anemia. I recommend that to confirm the diagnosis, to be examined by a surgeon, so to make sure it's...  Read Full »

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