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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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 »

I have burning sensation in esophagus with bloody stool. How to treat it?

Query: Hi doctor, Before eleven months, I suffered from pain and mucus in stool. So I consulted a doctor and he told me that it as gas. After two months, I start to have bleeding. Sometimes, I had constipation. Now, I have pain in the stomach, colon, and rectum. Before a month, I had painful diarrhea with...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Blood in stools can occur from the upper gastrointestinal tract (UGI) or from the lower gastrointestinal tract (LGI). The dark altered blood is from the upper GI bleed and fresh blood is from the lower GI tract. You need to evaluate the various possibilities that cause ...  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

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 »

What causes pain in the anus with blood in stool?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain in anus on touching. I also notice blood in stools sometimes. I have attached images. Please check and guide me. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it looks that you have internal hemorrhoids pr piles. I would like to know the following: 1. Since how long are you having these symptoms? 2. Do you suffer from constipation? 3. Is the blood fresh...  Read Full »

Would lateral internal sphincterotomy heal recurring anal fissures?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had reoccuring pain in my anal for about 10 years. It stays for about 2 to 4 weeks and then it is good for 1 to 4 months. First, I thought it was hemorrhoids but then a specialist diagnozed it as an anal fissure. I am 29 years old, male, eat super-healthy and exercise. I have r...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. I have evaluated your reports and medical history (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As such there is no indication for surgery at this point of time until and unless your pain frequency increases a lot. If it is happening once in...  Read Full »

How can acid reflux with fatty liver, constipation and hemorrhoids be treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering with acidity or acid reflux from the past one year. My scan report says fatty liver and I also have polyps in my gall bladder. Past few months I also seem to have had constipation and hemorrhoids.  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need few more details to help you better: 1. Have you got your cardiac evaluation done? 2. Are you getting relief on Razo (attachment removed to protect patient identity)? 3. Any thyroid or diabetes problems? 4. Any other medications you are taking? 5. Are y...  Read Full »

What causes blood and mucous in stools?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22 year old female. My height is 5 feet and 6 inches, and I weigh 60 kg. A few days back, after dinner, I passed stools and while flushing, I found the stool to have mucous and blood. When I attempted to clean the anal region after defecating, I found all three tips of my finge...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Following are the possibilities according to your complaints: Acute dysentery. Piles (hemorrhoids). Inflammatory Bowel Disease. You need to consult a doctor for physical examination. You will need proctoscopy (medical examination of the anal cavity with a thin t...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest an ointment for pain around the anus.

Query: Hi doctor, I am an obese person. I have hemorrhoids, which is slightly between outer and inner anus. I have pain around the anus occasionally during passing stool. Can you suggest any ointment? I am also suffering with constipation. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be having constipation related anal tear and hemorrhoids that can cause pain around anus.  I recommend the following to my patients after performing proctoscopy. Lignocaine 2% gel to be applied around the anus 15 minutes before passing stools. Smuth Ointme...  Read Full »

My girlfriend gets blood in stool. How to get it cured?

Query: Hi doctor,My girlfriend has piles. She gets blood along with stool. She is 22 years old. How to get it cured? How to get some relief from this? Is piles operation a complicated one? How many days should she need to take rest after this operation? Is there any restriction in food?  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Blood in stools can be from upper gastrointestinal (UGI) or from lower gastrointestinal (LGI). The dark altered blood is from upper GI bleed and fresh blood is mostly from the lower GI tract. We need to evaluate various possibilities that can c...  Read Full »

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