Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
146 Doctors are Online

Suffering from constipation and stool stiffening. Noticed external lump outside anus. Can this be piles?

User rating for this question
Excellent
Answered by

Gastroenterologist
Practicing since : 2000
Answered : 1524 Questions
Question
I am 29years old,with no significant health problems. RecentlyI have been suffering from constipation and stool stiffening, which occurs sometimes and goes away without medication. From the past 5 days, I have noticed the emergence of a very small external lump/polyp or fibroid like outgrowth just at the opening of my Anus. It does not cause any problem in excreting, it is totally painless. But this has been a cause of worry since. I do not want any surgical intervention, can this be an early stage of Piles? Can this be cured with medicine ( taken orally) if yes please prescribe or suggest a quick remedy and prevention.
Posted Wed, 11 Dec 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
 
 
Answered by Dr. Amit Jain 2 hours later
Brief Answer: Take psylllium fibres and tablet sitcomforte Detailed Answer: Hello! Thanks for putting your query in XXXXXXX I am a Gastroenterologist (DM). Yes you are right it may be piles as you are constipated and it is painless. For confirmation of diagnosis just undergo anoscopy which is a very simple, painless and outdoor procedure during which your anus will be examined. For treatment you have to keep your stool soft and avoid constipation with psyllium fibres, also take lots of fruits and vegetables and lots of liquid in your diet. Take a tablet sitcomforte which I found very useful in my patients with piles I hope I have answered your query and this will help you. If you have any further query I will be happy to answer that too. Remain in touch and get-well soon.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Follow-up: Suffering from constipation and stool stiffening. Noticed external lump outside anus. Can this be piles? 11 minutes later
Thanks for your reply Dr. XXXXXXX please suggest the complete dosage of psylllium fibres and tablet sitcomforte. What time should it be taken, dosage and whether in empty stomach or not. I will also consult a Doctor and get an anoscopy done. Thank you
 
 
Answered by Dr. Amit Jain 4 minutes later
Brief Answer: Please see the details Detailed Answer: Hello! You may start with two teaspoon of psyllium fibres dissolved in one glass of water at hour of sleep. Continue for three days if stool don't become soft then increase the dose and vice versa. i mean to say you have to titrate the dose accordingly to the consistency of stool. Tablet sitcomforte is to be taken once in a day any time.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Follow-up: Suffering from constipation and stool stiffening. Noticed external lump outside anus. Can this be piles? 1 minute later
Thanks Doctor, I appreciate your speedy response!
 
 
Answered by Dr. Amit Jain 1 minute later
Brief Answer: Most welcome Detailed Answer: Most welcome. If you don't have any further query then please close the discussion and rate the answer
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Drug/Medication

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Gastroenterologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor