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Isabgol, otherwise called Psyllium husk, is a dietary fiber used to treat constipation and hard stools. It increases stool and also acts as a laxative. This fiber is also good for weight loss as it is hard to digest and keeps the person full for longer hours, thus avoids overeating. Isabgol also has anti-inflammatory properties and is used to reduce inflammation in piles or hemorrhoids.

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What is the reason for itching and drops of blood in the anal area?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22 year old male. A day or two ago after a bowel movement, I felt an itch in the anal area. I tried to get at it with a tissue but, it got worse and I could see small pellets of blood on the wipe. I am not on any medications.  Read Full »

Dr. Chandra Prakash Tanwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Blood streaks on the wipe after an episode of itching could be due to an anal fissure. Bleeding per rectum in an otherwise healthy young male could be due to hemorrhoids or anal fissure. A fissure is a tear in the anal canal due to constipation or repeated friction. It...  Read Full »

I suffer from persistent anal fissures. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Three years ago, I experienced a fissure, prompting a doctor's visit due to the appearance of a skin tag and bleeding from the anus. Although the bleeding subsided with ointment, sitz baths, and medication, the fissure recurrently reappears, particularly after consuming constipation-in...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to We feel glad that you reached out to us. I suggest to remain calm and refrain from opting for surgery at this time. It is important not to depend solely on medication. I suggest you establish a routine that includes early morning walks, regular yoga, and pranayama. Mak...  Read Full »

I suffer from anal fissures. What are the treatment options?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old female. I am having anal fissure and some crack in the anus. I am bleeding when I go to the toilet. It is very much painful. Please help me and suggest some medicine for this. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello,Welcome to I recommend the following medicines for anal fissure. However, please consult your doctor, discuss with them, and take these medications with their consent: 1) Intra-anal 0.2% Nitroglycerin: Apply it twice daily for six weeks. 2) Ispaghol husk: Mix one tablespoon (15 ml...  Read Full »

When should I have my colonoscopy after delivery for a firm lump above my belly button?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old woman, and I am 27 weeks pregnant. When I was 20 weeks pregnant, I could occasionally feel a hard round lump of around 8 mm right above my belly button, on the top of uterus when I was lying down. It would just sit there then disappear within minutes or less. At fir...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The description you mentioned is quite characteristic of an umblical hernia or central hernia. You rightly pointed out that it appears and disappears indepedently and while you lie supine over the bed for a while. Since you have diastasis recti abdominus which is se...  Read Full »

I start to vomit in the morning when the wind touches my face. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21 year old unmarried male weighing 86 kg. From the past 15 months, whenever I go out in the morning from around 4 AM to 9 AM, and especially when the wind touches my face I start vomiting. After 9 AM, I do not have any such problem on going out. I do not have any other medical ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are most likely experiencing the symptom due to a disturbed gastrointestinal flora, which may cause symptoms of bloating, belching, vomiting, constipation, etc. I would suggest you try the following. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take tr...  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 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 »

How to treat an anal fissure?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an anal fissure/hemorrhoid. I am not sure how I got it. But I have taken pictures, and there is a cut outside the anal area. There is a burning sensation when I pass stools. But a few days back, I had a lot of diarrhea, and I feel good from it, but now I have this anal fissure....  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, it is an anal fissure (attachment removed to protect patient identity), a breach in the skin around the anal canal. It can occur spontaneously but usually follows after a forceful passage of stools or a passage of hard stools. Most fissures heal themselves but r...  Read Full »

What could be a small itchy lump on the anal area?

Query: Hello doctor,I need medication for a small lump in the anus area, which is a bit itchy. I have a history of hemorrhoids a year ago and have no recent bleeding.  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You should start using Ispagol husk, two tablespoons full daily, in a glass of water. Take it regularly, it will soften your stools and help with your current symptoms. Use Xylocaine 2% gel (lignocaine) over the anal canal with the help of a nozzle. Use atleast thre...  Read Full »

Please suggest a solution for my painful skin tags near the anus.

Query: Hello doctor, I have two skin tags near the anus. It pains a lot while passing stools, and even after that, it remains for a few minutes. It is there for about a year. Initially, I do not have any problem, and I am getting this pain only from last month, which is very severe for a week now. Kindly ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Well, these are not anal tags. They are thrombosed external hemorrhoids, which are often painful. It may or may not associate with constipation. But yes, it is a risk factor for their develo...  Read Full »

How to treat piles and anal itching?

Query: Hi doctor, For piles, I am taking two Himalaya tablets daily. But I am unable to sit properly due to anal itching. Please suggest a medicine.   Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are taking ayurvedic medicine for piles. Sometimes, it can help you, and sometimes, it cannot help you. I suggest you consult a local general surgeon for having examination before taking other treatments. If piles remain for a long time, it causes significant pain a...  Read Full »

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