Q. I have a small pimple in the anal area, which itches sometimes. Is it piles?

Answered by
Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana
and medically reviewed by Dr. Sneha Kannan
This is a premium question & answer published on May 22, 2020

I have a small pimple or swelling in anal area where stools are passing from last one week which is not painful and there is no problem with bowel movement. Its having an itching sometimes.. it is piles or any related disease. It just had a small itching sensation and had small pain while washing after bowel movement and no pain while passing stool.


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Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterology

Hello Dear. I welcome you to icliniq.

This seem to be a perianal boil. The boil is a pus containing hair follicle. Hair are the stalk and follicles are the trunk of the hair. The follicle can get infected and cause enlarged painful swelling called as boil. It is not communicating to your bowel thats why you dont have problem with your bowel. The best thing you can do is to keep this bottom are clean and hygienic. Wash it thoroughly with each bath and remove hairs timely..

You can apply fusidic cream three times daily over it. It shall heal in few days of application of this cream.

I hope you will be fine. Good day.

The Probable causes:

perianal boil/folliculitis

Investigations to be done:


Treatment plan:

fusidin cream for local application

Regarding follow up:

follow up if symptom persist

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