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What Causes Sentinel Pile?

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Posted on Wed, 11 Mar 2015
Question: Hi I have this tissue / sack of skin coming out of my anus/butthole. It doesn't hurt or anything only wh
en I wipe. I noticed it probably around early November. I'm so confused on what it is.
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Kishore Kaltari (49 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It is skin tag

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to Healthcaremagic
Greetings of the day
Dear Sir

Thanks for providing clinical photograph. It is Sentinel pile (not the pile in common term ) which us skin tag which occurs as sequelae to anal fissure. In the absence of any other symptoms there is no cause for concern.

I would suggest you the following
1. Ensure good intake of water : 2 to 3 liter a day

2. High fiber diet : 2 servings of vegetable salad and 2 servings of fruits especially citrus fruit will ensure adequate intake of fiber in diet.


Do get back to me if you need any further assistance, will be glad to assist you.

Take care

Best regards
Dr Deepak Kaltari
Consultant Surgeon
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What Causes Sentinel Pile?

Brief Answer: It is skin tag Detailed Answer: Hi Welcome to Healthcaremagic Greetings of the day Dear Sir Thanks for providing clinical photograph. It is Sentinel pile (not the pile in common term ) which us skin tag which occurs as sequelae to anal fissure. In the absence of any other symptoms there is no cause for concern. I would suggest you the following 1. Ensure good intake of water : 2 to 3 liter a day 2. High fiber diet : 2 servings of vegetable salad and 2 servings of fruits especially citrus fruit will ensure adequate intake of fiber in diet. Do get back to me if you need any further assistance, will be glad to assist you. Take care Best regards Dr Deepak Kaltari Consultant Surgeon