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Have heaviness in head, sharp pain in anus and tailbone. Noticed blood in stool. Worrisome

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i have a sharp pain in anus its feel like swelling there and today there was blood in feces also.i have tail bone pain also from last 5 bowel movement are also not regular and there is always a heaviness in my head.
Posted Tue, 30 Apr 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Abhijit Deshmukh 21 minutes later
Thank you for the query.

Possibly, you have piles or fissure in ano causing pain, bleeding and swelling.

You need to take adequate fluids and fiber in diet to ensure soft stools along with a stool softener like cremaffin available over the counter. Also, do not strain for stools.

Additionally get your thyroids rechecked if you have not in last 6 months to look if you are on adequate doses of medications. Similarly applying a local anesthetic jelly before passing stools will help you.

Worthwhile getting a stool occult blood examination done on 3 occasions on 3 days. If positive then may need to undergo a colonoscopy, otherwise just local examination by a gastroenterologist should suffice.

Hope this answers your query.
Wish you a speedy recovery.
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