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 is the reason for my increased pain on the right side of the coccygeal vertebrae immediately after standing?

Query: Hi doctor,My weight is 63 kg, and my height is 5.5 feet. For three days, I am experiencing a dull pain or shock-like sensation on the right side of the coccygeal vertebrae (lower end of the spine near the tail bone) immediately when I stand up from sitting on a chair. The pain goes away after five m...  Read Full »


Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern. The kind of pain you are describing seems to be nerve pain. If it had been local pain, it would have increased in sitting. I would like to know if you ever felt pain going down to any of the legs? Try to bend and touch your toes without bending yo...  Read Full »

What should I apply for anal itching?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel very itchy around the anus. It feels like I need to press around the periphery for it to stop. There is no pain, just irritation. I have had hemorrhoids once before, but this is not the same. I do not feel any pimples or problems in opening bowel. I tried Glyvenol cream for a f...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammad Aamir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should apply Calamine lotion at the place where it is itching thrice a day for a week and take tablet Loratadine 10 mg once a day for a week. I would like to review after a week and please send me the picture of it. Revert back with the photographs to an ...  Read Full »

What is the reason for itching and drops of blood in the anal area?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22 year old male. A day or two ago after a bowel movement, I felt an itch in the anal area. I tried to get at it with a tissue but, it got worse and I could see small pellets of blood on the wipe. I am not on any medications.  Read Full »


Dr. Chandra Prakash Tanwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Blood streaks on the wipe after an episode of itching could be due to an anal fissure. Bleeding per rectum in an otherwise healthy young male could be due to hemorrhoids or anal fissure. A fissure is a tear in the anal canal due to constipation or repeated friction. It...  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 have developed a sort of a 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 from the last thre...  Read Full »


Dr. Theadore A Hufford

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 and try...  Read Full »

Can conservative methods treat a thrombosed hemorrhoid?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a male, and from the past two days, I have pain and itching around the anus. The doctor checked and told that it is a thrombosed hemorrhoid. Can you please let me know the treatment for this? Can it be solved by using conservative methods or do I need any surgery? Thanks in adva...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would be best if you can upload the pictures of the problem before I can comment and recommend anything definitive and specific to you. If I assume that your doctor rightly diagnosed the problem as a thrombosed hemorrhoid, then I suggest you try doing the following: ...  Read Full »

Are there any home remedies for the small lump in my anus?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old female. Last week, I suddenly saw blood in my stool, and I have a small lump in my anus. I consulted a doctor, and she gave me Dulcoflex and an ointment. It was fine for 10 days, but now again I feel that lump and saw blood in the stool. What could be the reason? Ar...  Read Full »


Dr. Aastha Midha Likhyani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is anal fissure, and that lump is an anal tag. I suggest you try doing the following: Drink plenty of fluids. Consume lots of green leafy vegetables. Sit in warm water three times a day for fifteen days. Apply Lox 2 % gel (Lidocaine) after sitting in warm w...  Read Full »

How to get rid of pain, infection, and fever caused by piles?

Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from piles from nearly about a year. Suddenly yesterday, I felt pain around my anus, and I had 101 F fever. I saw that there is an infection around my anus.  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to icliniq.com. What do you mean to say by piles? Is it painless bright red blood in stools? How do you know it is an infection? Do you have constipation? For an advice specific to your problem, please upload the past medical records and a detailed evolution of your sympto...  Read Full »

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. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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