Sitz Bath

A shallow and warm bath that relieve pain or itching in the genital or anal region is called a sitz bath. The indications for a sitz bath are recent vagina or vulva surgery, childbirth, hemorrhoids, constipation, and after hemorrhoids surgery.

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What could be the grape-size swelling in the anal opening causing terrible pain?

Query: Hello doctor, Since yesterday, I have been having terrible pain from my perianal area. On self examination, I noticed there was a grape-sized swelling covering nearly half of the upper portion of my anal opening. It is slightly tender on palpation. I never had anything like this before. Prior to n...  Read Full »

Dr. Lalit Bansal

General Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, this is hemorrhoid with a mixed internal and external patterns. It usually occurs when there is a long history of constipation and strain during stool. It is also common in a chronic smok...  Read Full »

How to control bleeding from external hemorrhoids due to constipation?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old female who often suffers constipation to the point where I feel like I get minor external hemorrhoids that often bleed. Again, I have not got doctor verification for this but that is what I think. Recently, I have been experiencing pain around the left side of my stoma...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Omar Qureshi

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I think you are overthinking about your symptoms. To be conscious is good but to be over conscious may fall in the category of anxiety and is not good. I will advise you to be relaxed. Based on your symptoms, I do not feel anything to be worried of. Considering your ...  Read Full »

What are the ways to treat recurrent piles?

Query: Hello doctor, I have suffered with piles/anal fissures (not sure with which one of the two for the last 5 years). Every fifteen days I have used Annovate and sitz bath to relieve me of recurring pricking pain. I am not sure if I am to continue with Annovate. It was prescribed for a limited period ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, I can understand that you must be very concerned about your problem, but taking Anovate which is a Baclomethasone considering diagnosis in disguise; is not a wise decision otherwise. I must suggest you to get your self examind with a gastroneterolgist or a g...  Read Full »

Can Candid be used around anus for fissure and warts in an HIV patient?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old. I am suffering from fissure for the past one year but it is not healing properly. I am using Lox-2%, Osil and stool softener Softovac now regularly. Last time when I consulted a doctor he told me that I am having piles too with warts. Warts are now disappearing as...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveed Ahmed Khan

General Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I see you have taken all the necessary medications for the fissure in anus. What I would like to tell you is you need to do two more important things. Firstly, since you have fissure and piles I can guess you might have constipation quite commonly hence you must be s...  Read Full »

What are the causes of vulval pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38 year old female. I am not sexually active yet. For the past six months or so, I have been getting pain in the outer labia. It builds in a wave before subsiding and it happens over and over all day and most nights. I have a sit down job, and I literally cannot handle this any...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In most cases, vulvar pain is a symptom of some other problem. When that problem is treated, the pain often goes away. There are some conditions that may cause vulvar pain include yeast infections, other vaginal infections, atrophic vaginitis, lichen sclerosus, li...  Read Full »

How to treat constipation problem in a small kid?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 11 years old and is suffering from constipation for a long time on and off. She has an issue of hard stool which is very painful while passing at the very start and once that is out, very hot loose stool follows. Her diet is alright with dal, chawal, roti, and subji, but...  Read Full »

Dr. Manu Bharadwaj

Paediatric Surgeon, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The most important requirement when children have these symptoms are the consumption of lots of fruits, vegetables, and drink plenty of water. Along with this diet, they also need to be active physically. If these requirements are not met, then no amount of medicatio...  Read Full »

Can hemorrhoid occur in a 3-year-old child with hard stools?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 3 years old. Today I have noticed a bump on her anus, normally she passes stool with excess pressure. So it seems to be like hemorrhoid. I am attaching the picture. Kindly refer and advise us on her treatment and care to be taken. Please suggest medicines for the same a...  Read Full »

Dr. Manu Bharadwaj

Paediatric Surgeon, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have noted the symptoms and seen the pictures too (attachment removed to protect patient identity). What your daughter has is a skin tag at the anal verge which is an indicator of fissure-in-ano. A fissure is nothing but a wound over the anus. This is generally a ...  Read Full »

How are bleeding piles treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I had my kidney transplant two months ago. Now, I am suffering from piles. Can you suggest me some medicine?  Read Full »

Dr. Abhishek Dixit

Nephrologist, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Are you a donor or a recipient? I suggest you apply Smuth cream (Lignocaine) for pain and take a sitz bath. Does it bleed? Consult your doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicine with consent. Revert back with the answers to the above questions to a nephrolo...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for painful bleeding piles.

Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from bleeding piles with pain. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Deep Dutta

Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You need to take a sitz bath twice daily. I suggest you apply Faktu ointment (Cinchocaine and Policresulen) twice daily for anal pain. Also, I suggest Naturolax powder (Psyllium) four tablespoons twice daily in a glass of water to keep your stool soft. Consult your docto...  Read Full »

Will fleshy lobe in anal area be the reason for pain while passing stools and sitting?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old male with no past medical history. I have been facing pain while passing stool. The pain ceases after a few hours. But, it comes again if I sit for a longer duration. Sometimes, I see small strips of blood on the stool. I have been sitting in warm water and keeping...  Read Full »

Dr. Chirag Doshi

General Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As I can know from your history that you are suffering from pain while passing stool and also blood in the stool you have noticed. I have diagnosed your problem, it looks from your photographs although it is not very clear that you are suffering from anal fissure. Ma...  Read Full »

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