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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How to treat thrombosed piles?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from thrombosed piles since two years. Initially, it took a week to subside. I showed it to doctor, who has conducted a physical examination and he had diagnosed it as thrombosed piles. Before 11 months, when I was exercising in gym, I again suffered from thrombosed ...  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your health concern. Thrombosed piles can be a cause of your pain and bleeding, but the other causes need to be ruled out. In my opinion, you should consult a surgeon, so that your proper examination and intervention could...  Read Full »

How to treat an anal fissure?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an anal fissure/hemorrhoid. I am not sure how I got it. But I have taken pictures, and there is a cut outside the anal area. There is a burning sensation when I pass stools. But a few days back, I had a lot of diarrhea, and I feel good from it, but now I have this anal fissure....  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it is an anal fissure (attachment removed to protect patient identity), a breach in the skin around the anal canal. It can occur spontaneously but usually follows after a forceful passage of stools or a passage of hard stools. Most fissures heal themselves but r...  Read Full »

Will a painful lump around the anus subside on its own?

Query: Hello doctor, I have developed a lump around the anus. It is extremely painful and spoils my day. I assume it is piles. I keep doing sitz bath twice a day and have been taking Dr. Reckeweg R 13 regularly. I do not sense any relief besides walking for long and during sitz bath. Please help. Would it...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, the picture are a little blur (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As far as I can see, it seems external hemorrhoids are likely thrombosed. Thrombosed meaning clotting of blood within these veins of the anal canal. The other possibility is an...  Read Full »

How to get cured from painful hemorrhoids?

Query: I am a 21 year old female who has over the last few days suddenly developed very painful hemorrhoids. I have difficulty in passing stools. How can I treat this at home as I am isolating.  Read Full »


Dr. Sosela Rrusho

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Greetings, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are well and healthy. I will be assisting you today. I understand your concern with hemorrhoids. Since you are isolated my first advice is: do not stay seat for a long time (do not stay in position that get to much pression in the anal area), walk in ...  Read Full »

How to pack the cavity after anal fistula surgery?

Query: Hello, i had a surgery for an anal fistula before 3 months. The doctor asked to mesh with sterile tamponadebine daily. However im on holidays in my nativetown where they dont have this. I wanted to know how many days can i stay without packing the cavity and there is an alternative  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

General Surgeon, Surgical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Oncologist

Answer: Hi Welcome to icliniq You surgical site wound seems healthy and is healing well. At this stage I think the pain would also be manageable. It would be best if you can upload your surgery records and the doctor's advice, before I can suggest you an alternative. Still, one thing that is surely ben...  Read Full »

Small bumps on the anal hole cause pain and difficulty in passing motion. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have severe pain and itching on the anal hole. I also have four to five small cylindrical bumps near the anal hole that cause more irritation and discomfort. Kindly let me know what the remedy is. Under this situation, it is becoming painful to pass.  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The picture you attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity) seems thrombosed external hemorrhoids. These are blood-filled piles in the anal canal, which has now clotted with blood. Pain and sometimes bleeding is a common thing. I suggest you...  Read Full »

What should I do for my anal pain while sitting?

Query: Hello doctor, I have minor pain around the anus while sitting, and it appears like there is swelling. My mother suffered a lot from the piles issue. So, I am worried that it could be the same. I have the picture attached. Could you please confirm the diagnosis and suggest the next steps for me?  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep V Nair

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your complaints. First of all, please understand that piles are not necessarily genetic. The pictures you sent (attachment removed to protect patient identity) show hemorrhoids or in layman's word piles. It is usually seen in people with a sedentary lif...  Read Full »

Please suggest a solution for my painful skin tags near the anus.

Query: Hello doctor, I have two skin tags near the anus. It pains a lot while passing stools, and even after that, it remains for a few minutes. It is there for about a year. Initially, I do not have any problem, and I am getting this pain only from last month, which is very severe for a week now. Kindly ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Well, these are not anal tags. They are thrombosed external hemorrhoids, which are often painful. It may or may not associate with constipation. But yes, it is a risk factor for their develo...  Read Full »

What causes fleshy growth outside anus?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19 year old female with no past medical history. I experienced constipation for some days, and I saw blood in my stools. I found this small fleshy growth on the anus, which hurts after passing motion. The pain ceases after a few hours. This fleshy growth retracts inside when I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

General Surgeon, Surgical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your attached picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It shows old hemorrhoids called as skin tags. This picture, along with the pain that you are describing is suggestive of anal fissure. This is a tear in the wall of the anus, at the bas...  Read Full »

Why does my butt hurt after anal sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I had anal sex and now my butt has been hurting all day for six days now. And every time I have to poop or wipe it, it is very painful. It is very uncomfortable when I sit or lay on my butt.  Read Full »


Dr. Ravinder Kaur Sachdeva

HIV AIDS Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There might be a small tear in the anal region, which is commonly called as an anal fissure. Even a small fissure can be really painful as it causes a spasm of the anal opening. It heals slowly, as it gets irritated repeatedly during the bowel movement. You might eve...  Read Full »

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