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What are the remedies to prevent the shrinkage of anus?

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Published At December 8, 2018
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Patient's 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 improve my hemoglobin levels. I am very depressed. I have a fear that a delay in surgery can worsen my condition. Please suggest some remedies to prevent the shrinkage of the anus.


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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 Magnesium Hydroxide). Avoid taking excess spicy foods. Drink more water. If the pain is severe, then an oral anti-inflammatory drug can be taken. Topical Lignocaine jelly can be applied if there is severe pain. You can use an anal water Sitz bath in lukewarm water for piles.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri


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