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 piles and anal itching?

Query: Hi doctor, For piles, I am taking two Himalaya tablets daily. But I am unable to sit properly due to anal itching. Please suggest a medicine.   Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are taking ayurvedic medicine for piles. Sometimes, it can help you, and sometimes, it cannot help you. I suggest you consult a local general surgeon for having examination before taking other treatments. If piles remain for a long time, it causes significant pa...  Read Full »

Why do I have two red spots at the site of pilonidal surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, Before a year, I did a pilonidal surgery with a cleft lift procedure. Before a week, I got a slight pain in the same region in my lower back and it was a pimple. It was just a small one filled with pus. I used some home remedies by making a paste with baking soda, aloe vera, turmeric, an...  Read Full »


Dr. Lalit Bansal

General Surgeon

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.You have undergone surgery for pilonidal sinus before a year. Now you have some pimples on the same site. It can occur due to infection. Maintain local hygiene. Shave your hair present in that area. I suggest you take some medicines to have some relief.   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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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 »

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