Hemorrhoids

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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Do hemorrhoids indicate cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old female. I had one pregnancy. I have had hemorrhoids for two years. It does not bother me with any symptoms till now. And it does not increase in size also. I fear that it could be cancer. Kindly help.   Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from hemorrhoids. According to the picture provided here (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity), you may suffer from external ...  Read Full »

Why do I have constipation and diarrhea alternatively?

Query: Hello doctor, I had diarrhea two years back, and since then I had gastrointestinal problems. But, I never had mucous or blood in the stools, so I thought it is because of IBS and did not take any medication. My stool test reports showed no signs of parasites or any other organisms in the stools. Lat...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks a lot for the detailed description of your problem. I think you have the following issues. The blood in stools that you are describing appears to originate from some disease in your rectum or sigmoid part of your large intestine. Few drops of painless blood in sto...  Read Full »

Can hemorrhoids cause pimples on the inside of the anus?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a pimple on the inside of my anus. It started three months ago. It swells up and is sore when I wipe, but then after a few days, the swelling goes away, and there is no pain for a long time. I am taking Amoxicillin for my tooth infection and Voltaren for my whiplash after a car acci...  Read Full »


Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you have mentioned indicate the possibility of hemorrhoids (piles). These are due to swollen veins in the anus. Do not worry. Around 75 percent of people suffer from hemorrhoids at some point in life. Most of the time, it just appears worse than that...  Read Full »

What does having loose stool and blood on the toilet paper mean?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 29-years-old male, and I am diagnosed with mild myotonic dystrophy type 2 in the past, but I do not have any symptoms. Furthermore, I was diagnosed with a small rare borderline malignancy called "superficial CD34 fibroblastic tumor" on my left arm four months ago. I had wide excisi...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep V Nair

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.The biopsy reports do not suggest lymphoma (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). They have done a test called immunohistochemistry, in which they found the cells were negative for INSM 1 (Insulinoma-associated protein 1), which is a marker for a neuroen...  Read Full »

Can hemorrhoids be treated if identified in teenagers?

Query: Hi doctor, My age is 17. What to do if blood is coming with stool and feeling pain when passing out stool? It is like there s a cut like something. What to do? Kindly guide me.  Read Full »


Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Anal fissure (cuts) are common in those suffering from constipation and hard stools. Do you feel any bulging as well while passing stools? You might be suffering from hemorrhoids (piles) as well. Even I have had my struggles with hemorrhoids, and I know the sight of ...  Read Full »

Why does my anus itch and how to stop it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24-years-old male. My anus has been itching for the last four days without any additional problems. I did not have this issue previously. What should I do now? Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query, and I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from anal itching for the last few days. Anal itching is also known as pruritus ani. Pruritus ani may result from the dry and irritated anal a...  Read Full »

Can anal tags be removed?

Query: Hello doctor, I have severe pain along with blood in the stool for two years. When I consulted a doctor, he said there are two skin tags to be removed. But he removed only one skin tag and cannot do anything with the second one, which is a round structure. I take painkiller and anorelief now. What ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A skin tag at 6'o clock position need not be removed because it is not causing you pain or bleeding. The other lump at 11'o clock position is a thrombosed external hemorrhoid (external piles) which is the reason for your pain and bleeding. Now the treatment for...  Read Full »

Will I have constipation post-COVID vaccination?

Query: Hi doctor, I need quick information regarding my current issue. I had taken the first dose of the Covishield vaccine last Friday at a government center. I had a feverish kind of feeling for one and a half days and got well by now. But I started to have constipation since then. The number of bowel ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This problem is not at all linked to Covishield. I congratulate you on getting an opportunity to get a coronavirus vaccination. You are probably suffering from hemorrhoids, and that is the reason behind your constipation as well as getting blood in the stool. I sug...  Read Full »

Does consistent itching in the anal area indicate piles?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 36 years old. I am a non-smoker and non-drinker. I am a non-vegetarian. I have been facing consistent itching at the anal opening area and the anal sweat glands. I feel the itching is more during the nighttime. So far, I have not been diagnosed with any piles or similar ailments....  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. There can be various causes of perianal pruritis (itching), including piles, perianal candidiasis (fungal infection), intertrigo (skin inflammation), psoriasis, lichen sclerosus (white patches of skin), helminthic infections (a parasiti...  Read Full »

I remain constipated and have burning sensation while passing stool. Can I have hemorrhoids?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a problem with my anus. I can see a lump of skin and I feel that my anus remains open. I have constipation and a burning sensation while passing stool.  Read Full »


Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and I will definitely help you with it. The symptoms that you have mentioned indicate the possibility of hemorrhoids (piles). It occurs due to swollen vascular tissue of the anus. Do not be worried. Around 75 percent of people suffer from hemor...  Read Full »

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