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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is hemorrhoids (anal fissure)?

Hemorrhoids or piles, are swollen veins in the lowest part of your rectum (last part of the large intestine). It is a common condition which may be caused due to straining during bowel movements or sitting for long periods on the toilet.

Symptoms of hemorrhoids (anal fissure)

  • Passing out blood from the anus

  • Blood in stool

  • Itching around the anus

  • Pain over the anus

  • Hemorrhoids (piles) or a lump at the anus

  • Sharp pain when passing stool

Questions your doctor may ask to check for hemorrhoids (anal fissure)

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose hemorrhoids (anal fissure)

  • Are you passing out blood from the anus?

  • Is there blood in your stool?

  • Do you have itching of the anal region?

  • Do you have anal pain?

  • Do you have hemorrhoids (piles) or a lump at the anus?

Treatment for hemorrhoids (anal fissure)

In mild cases, your doctor may advise creams or ointments to relieve pain and discomfort and lifestyle changes such as avoiding sitting on the toilet for prolonged period of time and increasing fiber intake. In more severe cases, minimally invasive procedures may be required.

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