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Piles, also known as hemorrhoids, are swollen blood vessels that develop around the anus. They can cause bleeding and discomfort.

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Please suggest a medicine for piles and a lump outside the anus.

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a piles problem. I had blood in my stool for about one month, and now a lump is felt outside of my anus. I need some medication. Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Ambalathu Veettil Hussain Shihaz

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your issue. It does not confirm that you have piles but, it could be most probably piles. Is it painful when it bleeds or not painful? Is the blood coated on stools or does it drip down, or blood mixed with stools and mucus? Do you have constipat...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for persistent anal pain that starts after passing hard stools?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past one month, I am having pain in my anus. It pains while throwing waste and even while sitting. There is a skin flap that has appeared at the end of the anus towards the outer side. There are two flaps one is more white in color and the other is reddish. It is not bleeding how...  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and the symptoms suggest you have an external pile mass. The pain is due to an underlying fissure, or simply a crack at the anal opening. These usually result from hard stools or constipation. You need to start ...  Read Full »

My hemorrhoid surgery postponed due to low HB. How to prevent further anal shrinkage?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24-year-old woman suffering from hemorrhoids. I have a feeling that my anus is reducing in size. My doctor has advised me to do surgery for removing it. But my hemoglobin levels are low. So my doctor recommended me to increase the hemoglobin levels. I am taking iron supplements to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have to remove piles through surgery as it is increasing in size. Anal shrinkage is not a complication of piles. Because of the enlargement seen in piles, the anal area looks shrank. You can take a stool softener for piles like Cremaffin syrup (Liquid Paraffin with...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing pain due to piles. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing too much pain due to piles and need some relief. Please suggest some good medicine for instant relief. Please help. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Such pain occurs due to constipation; when stool is hard, it becomes difficult to pass, and then pain occurs. So, I would suggest you take high-fiber diets such as bananas, apples, oranges, and green vegetables. ...  Read Full »

I have blood in stool and pain while passing stool. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,When I go to the bathroom for poop, the blood came out with my stool and it became painful for me to pass the stool. After stool, I could not sit down properly. It hurts for a long time. My second problem is that I have an epidemic cyst in my testes. Sometimes I feel pain in that.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed your query and here is my advise. You have two main concern: For blood in stool, two common causes could be ruled out: dysentery or colitis or piles. For that proctoscopy examination is done. Additionally, you require to investigate with the stool ro...  Read Full »

What should I do for painful and strained defecation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old individual with a weight of 260 pounds and a height of 6 feet. I am experiencing significant pain and prolonged straining during defecation. I am not currently taking any medication. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and I am here to assist you. Concerning your symptoms, it appears that you may have hemorrhoids (piles). Do you have a history of hard stool, blood during defecation, or adequate water intake? I suspect you are exhibiting features of internal hemor...  Read Full »

What can be done to cure external pile?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an external pile for the past four days. I use Ibuprofen for pain and also use a tube of Scheriproct. There has been no improvement in four days. Should I get worried or does it take time to clear?   Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you are using Sheriproct (Prednisolone), there should be at least some improvement because it contains a steroid and it helps clear up the piles within seven days. I hope you are using it correctly. I hate to tell you this but if there is no improvement with topical ...  Read Full »

Am I having blood in stools due to piles, fistula, or rectal cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, Two weeks back, I noticed blood in my stools, I consulted a physician, and he prescribed P6 capsules and ointment. I had medicines for two weeks, but red flesh is coming out of my anus now. Is this piles, fistula, fissure, or rectal cancer? I am worried. Please help me out.  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your concern in detail and will surely help you out. You are suffering from piles. I suggest the following treatment for seven days, and you will feel much better. I will suggest further treatment after seven days as per your improvement in symptoms. 1) Tablet...  Read Full »

I have a large, painful lump near my anus. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a very painful bowel movement three days ago. Today, I was feeling very sore around my anus and found a lump a little bigger than a pea. This looks like a large pimple. Please help as it hurts.  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Most probably you have piles which get a lump that protrudes from the anus. It has four grades. The first to the third is medical and the fourth is surgical. From your history, it is second or third but it needs a physical examination. Also, I would like to know if y...  Read Full »

Can I have a normal delivery despite having piles?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 9 months pregnant. I am nearing my due date. I have developed piles during pregnancy. Initially it was fine, but now it has become big, swollen and painful. Can you suggest a remedy for it? Is it possible to have a normal delivery due to piles? Please give me a suitable solution, so ...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read and understood your problem. Sometimes piles increase in pregnancy and decrease after delivery. Regarding the method of delivery C-section (cesarean) or normal delivery depends on several factors not related to piles, so let your gynecologist decide. You can...  Read Full »

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