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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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 facto...  Read Full »

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