Internal Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids occur due to swollen veins of the anus and lower rectum. Internal hemorrhoids develop inside the rectum, which cannot be felt or seen. But discomfort is caused while passing stool through straining. There is painless bleeding during bowel movements and irritation in the anal area. It is often caused due to obesity, anal intercourse, chronic diarrhea, constipation, and heavy weight lifting. Taking a high-fiber diet, using over-the-counter hemorrhoid cream, and using a sitz bath helps to provide some relief.

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How to get rid of pain, infection, and fever caused by piles?

Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from piles from nearly about a year. Suddenly yesterday, I felt pain around my anus, and I had 101 F fever. I saw that there is an infection around my anus.  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to icliniq.com. What do you mean to say by piles? Is it painless bright red blood in stools? How do you know it is an infection? Do you have constipation? For an advice specific to your problem, please upload the past medical records and a detailed evolution of your sympto...  Read Full »

What causes painless blood in stools?

Query: Hi doctor, I am not pooping every day. When I poop on the other day, I have blood. But I did not mind it. When I pooped earlier, I got blood again. Initially, I thought it as periods. On seeing the amount of blood, then I realized that it is coming from my butt. I do not have pain. What is the caus...  Read Full »


Dr. Balamurugan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Your symptoms are mostly caused due to internal hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoidal disease occurs as a result of inadequate fiber and water intake. Having a change in lifestyle and bathroom habits can help to have some relief from symptoms. I sugge...  Read Full »

How to treat hemorrhoids with rectal prolapse?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 40 years old. I am a patient of prolapsed internal piles of third-degree from birth. My piles comes out while passing stools and after passing stools, I push them back with my hands inwards. Sometimes I have pain and bleeding. Will rubber band ligation helps for this type? Does any ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attached photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You can have third-degree piles or a prolapsed rectal mucosa. People with chronic constipation can have a rectal wall prolapse. You can differentiate it while examining the mass on ...  Read Full »

Will proctitis increase the chance of colon cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I was just diagnosed with proctitis. Can this be cured? Or is it lifelong? What are the chances this progressed to ulcerative colitis? Does proctitis increase the risk of colon cancer? Do I have zero risk factors? What are the causes of proctitis, and why this could happen? Before ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well proctitis can be due to various other reason such as infection, constipation causing ulcers in the rectum (stecoral ulcer), solitary rectal ulcers syndrome (SRUS), and less commonly ulcerative procitis which is variant of ulcerative colitis limited to the rectum...  Read Full »

My constipation is so bad that I have to evacuate the stools with my fingers. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have an anal fissure, internal hemorrhoid, SRUS, and constipation. One year ago, I was suffering from a hard stool that was difficult to pass. I went to a gastroenterologist, who did a colonoscopy and found that I had an anal fissure and internal hemorrhoid. He prescribed Sitcom Fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the files uploaded by you. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The endoscopy report you have shown does not show any evidence of SRUS (solitary rectal ulcer syndrome). All your symptoms can be attributed to underlying constipation...  Read Full »

What do skin tag and anal bleeding with constipation indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. I have been undergoing a postpartum stage after a C-section delivery for my third baby. After a month, I noticed a little drop of blood from my anus, and something is outside my anus after passing hard stools, and I do not know what it is. Usually, I get cons...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should go for a digital rectal examination once. Then only clear vision will be there, and you will get to know if you have any internal injuries or hemorrhoids. And after that, treatment can be decided accordingly. The picture you have attached (attachme...  Read Full »

What causes fleshy growth outside anus?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19 year old female with no past medical history. I experienced constipation for some days, and I saw blood in my stools. I found this small fleshy growth on the anus, which hurts after passing motion. The pain ceases after a few hours. This fleshy growth retracts inside when I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your attached picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It shows old hemorrhoids called as skin tags. This picture, along with the pain that you are describing is suggestive of anal fissure. This is a tear in the wall of the anus, at the bas...  Read Full »

Can hemorrhoid ointment heal internal hemorrhoid?

Query: Hello doctor, My hemorrhoid is bleeding and it scares me so much. It does not hurt. I think it is internal hemorrhoid. Can hemorrhoid ointment heal internal hemorrhoid? Or should I drink some medications since it is located inside? Please recommend some. I really would appreciate your recommendatio...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have ongoing bleeding and feeling low blood pressure, or sweating, you should seek in person consultation to near by emergency. Because bleeding hemorrhoids can be at times serious. If you do not have those symptoms then you can follow simple advises as below. T...  Read Full »

When does the blood start clotting after an injury?

Query: Hello doctor, I did see the facts I was looking for on your site. Maybe you can answer some questions the best you can. This is about a 16-year-old female. If the mesentery and/or pancreas has a tear in one or both and if that tear was big enough to bleed, where would the blood go? Would it go th...  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pancreas is highly vascular and is surrounded by major vessels. Hence pancreatic trauma may be associated with life-threatening hemorrhage and shock. Pancreatic injury or pancreatic trauma can be as follows. Due to blunt trauma as well and car accidents when the i...  Read Full »

I got bright red blood in rectum but there is no external hemorrhoids. Could it be anal fissure?

Query: Hello doctor, Bright red blood is coming from the rectum after using the bathroom. The rectum is also very itchy and no signs of external hemorrhoids. Rectum has been itchy for a while especially when wiping. Every now and again there is a light and spotty bright red blood. There was a little mor...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be a fissure or internal hemorrhoids or IBD (inflammatory bowel disease). Just to differentiate one from the other if you could help us out by answering these questions: Does it hurt when you pass stools (BM)? Do you have constipation? How much was the blood? ...  Read Full »

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