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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Do hemorrhoids indicate cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old female. I had one pregnancy. I have had hemorrhoids for two years. It does not bother me with any symptoms till now. And it does not increase in size also. I fear that it could be cancer. Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from hemorrhoids. According to the picture provided here (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity), you may suffer from external ...  Read Full »

I have consistent, sharp pain in my tailbone. How to resolve it?

Query: Hello¬†doctor,I am a 25 year old female, and I weigh 175 lbs and 5.7 feet tall. I have noticed for the past few months, that sitting is becoming increasingly uncomfortable. I get a sharp pain in my tailbone if I sit for even 30 minutes to an hour. The pain when I straighten up again can cause me to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You describe a condition called coccydynia. I suggest you try doing the following. Avoid soft cushiony seats where one would sink into. Sitting on firm seats is more comfortable than soft ones. Sit forwards rather than back, and by this I mean that avoid slouching into...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have pus discharge after fistulotomy?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a fistulotomy four days ago, and I have noticed a small yellow lump next to the site. What does this indicate? Should I be concerned? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen both of your pictures (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). It looks like a normal healing surgical wound. Additionally, I hope you are following the advice regarding sitz bath properly. Keeping the area clean is very important ...  Read Full »

Why does my mother have severe pain while passing stools?

Query: Hello doctor,My mother is 58-years-old. She is having severe pain while passing stool for the past two days. The area surrounding the anus is swollen and having redness also. She is having persistent pain, because of which she is not able to sit or lie down properly. The pain increases while passing...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is likely to be an anal fissure. It would be best if you get her examined by a local doctor to confirm it. The cause of it is constipation, and if it is not adequately treated, it hinders the healing of the fissure and may also cause recurrence. At the moment, I ...  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 »

Does rectal bleeding that occurs once a month indicate hemorrhoids?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 15-year-old. I had rectal bleeding after passing stool about a month back. Again today also it is bright red. So should I be worried about it? Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and will help you with it. You are probably suffering from hemorrhoids (piles). Is there any bulging as well from the anus? Do not worry. Around 75 percent of people suffer from hemorrhoids at some point in life. Most of the time, it just app...  Read Full »

Will painless external hemorrhoids get cured on their own?

Query: Hi doctor,I have external hemorrhoids for the last three to four weeks. I have consulted the doctor he told me it would go away by own since I was not having any pain, bleeding, or any discomfort. Only one lump is there. Before, the lump was big, but now it is small, but still, it did not go away fu...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Hemorrhoids are caused by long-standing constipation, so we have to treat that. Constipation is due to a low fiber diet, so I suggest you take a high fiber diet such as banana, orange, papaya, green vegetables, etc. And I would suggest you take syrup Cremaffin (Magnes...  Read Full »

Does soreness in the anus that aggravates after passing stool indicate fissure in ano?

Query: Hi doctor,For almost two months, I have been experiencing soreness in my anus. There is no blood, but the pain worsens after a bowel movement and is continuous. I have tried Xyloproct ointment to alleviate the pain, but it is not helping. I am taking Prilocaine LA twice daily, Rapidene 1 g three tim...  Read Full »

Dr. Acha Varun Babu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As for your history concerned, you need a clinical examination. From your history point of view, it could be a fissure in ano, less likely hemorrhoids. But they both are confirmed only by clinical examination. Any constipation history do you have? Do you feel any it...  Read Full »

How to get cured from painful hemorrhoids?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 21-year-old female. Over the last few days, suddenly, I developed very painful hemorrhoids. I have difficulty in passing stools. How can I treat this at home as I am isolating? Kindly help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Sosela Rrusho

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern with hemorrhoids. Since you are isolated, my first advice is not to stay seated for a long time (do not stay in a position that gets too much pressure in the anal area) walk in the house. Other things that can help with hemorrhoids are: 1) In...  Read Full »

How to pack the cavity after anal fistula surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I uderwent a surgery for an anal fistula three months back. The doctor advised me to use a mesh with sterile tamponadebine daily. As I am in my native home town, I do not have this here. I want to know how many days can I stay without packing this cavity? Can I have an alternative? ...  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi Welcome to Your surgical site wound seems to be healthy with good healing. At this stage, your pain can be manageable. It would be best if you can upload your records and your doctor's advice before getting an alternative. You can have a sitz bath. Continue using it until you g...  Read Full »

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