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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Why am I having water like discharge after anal fistula surgery?

Query: Hello doctor,I was operated on for an anal fistula four months back. I was made to take a Sitz bath and antibiotics. The wound is all right and there was no problem till 15 days back when I started feeling water-like discharge from the anus especially when I walk for a distance. There is no foul sme...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhaval Thakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You must know and remember that anal fistula is a condition that has got fairly high recurrence rate, meaning it has a tendency to occur again after the operation. A complete cure is very difficult. I strongly suspect that you have got fistula-in-ano again. Please co...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for a recurrent pus-draining pimple on the inner part of the hip?

Query: Hi doctor, A few months back, I developed a sort of pimple on the inner part of the hip, which later drained and got healed. But later it again opened up with draining pus. And for the last few weeks, it has not healed automatically. I have started taking Augmentin Duo 625 for the last three days, b...  Read Full »

Dr. Theadore A. Hufford

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have an abscess cavity that needs to be drained more widely and opened more. If it is not opened widely, then the skin will continue to close before the infection is gone, which will continue the cycle. You can try Sitz baths while it is openly draining now a...  Read Full »

I am getting hemorrhoids at least twice a month. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am getting hemorrhoids often. Even this month, I got hemorrhoids twice. I would like to know, why is it so often for me? I do eat fruits every day, and I do not have constipation. I am 20 years old, and my weight is 130 lbs. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Medhun Kumar. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sorry to hear your problem. The first thing is that I need to know a few more details about your problem. Are you getting hemorrhoids or something else? Because bleeding while passing stools are not due to hemorrhoids alone. And suppose, if you got hemorrhoids, then it...  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 for prop...  Read Full »

How can anal fissure be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, Six months ago, I faced anal fissure problem, which resolved through diet and medicine. One month ago due to constipation, bleeding started during the passing of stool. Now one inner hemorrhoid has protruded about 0.3 inches in size in the anal area. This creates pain for six hours aft...  Read Full »

Dr. Datta Ram. U

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You must be having a recurrent anal fissure (fissure-in-ano). You need to see a surgeon so that you are not missing anything else.For fissures, the following remedies work wonders: I suggest you to do Sitz bath thrice a day for 15 minutes each time. Sitz b...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain in the anus while passing stools?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 35 years old lady having horrible pain in my anus while passing motion. It is intolerable. I am applying Anovate cream but still, it is not helping. Please advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Md Kamrul Hasan Sajib

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your problem carefully. Though history is incomplete, I think you are suffering probably from anal fissure. I need to know if there is any bleeding per rectum or anything coming out from the rectum during defecation. It occurs mostly in a female. The main ca...  Read Full »

My wife could notice blood in her stools.Could you please advise us with proper guidance?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife (age 33 years) has been suffering from piles related issues since last 10 years. It occurred after her delivery (in 2003) and was harmless at that time. We are having an eleven year old daughter. Recently she started experiencing pain and itching while going to toilet. Also sh...  Read Full »

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It seems like your wife has second degree hemorrhoids which has also led to her fissure. The good news is that it can be managed medically. The first line of management is medical management. Itching is a very common manifestation, which is a...  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

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 »

Does an elongated tailbone affect growth?

Query: Hi doctor, My 11 year old daughter, who weighs 35 kg and is 4.10 feet tall, is suffering from pain in the tailbone. The x-ray revealed that it is a congenital elongated tailbone. The report read, coccyx shows longitudinal clefting, which appears to be congenital variation. She has been advised to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I wish you had included the x-ray with the detailed description. The symptoms will depend on the size of the coccyx. As the child grows, the pelvis may grow at a faster rate and the coccyx may become less prominent. So, I will delay the surgery till the child a...  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

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 stra...  Read Full »

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