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Im 26 years old and have had a few issues for the past 6

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Hello, Im 26 years old and have had a few issues for the past 6 months surrounding my anus, mainly itching and a strange sensation when passing a stool, occasinally but not much bleeding and swolen anus that goes and comes back frequently this has been happening for around 6 months but seems to be worse now than before. there isnt much pain but sometimes i do get some brown leaked out fluid. I have tried everything over the counter from anusol to clotrimazole and savlon which do not seem to work. I had a feel around and can feel something dangly a few inches up my anus passage. do you reccomend to see a GP and if so whats the most likely cause? thanks .
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 6 months ago.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
okay thanks
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 6 months ago.

Your symptoms are suggestive of hemorrhoids.

The treatment of hemorrhoids is by warm sitz bath, avoiding straining, keeping the stools soft and local application of the ointment like proctosedyl or Preparation-H. Following is the detailed advisory;

1) Avoid constipation by not postponing the urge to defecate; Many over-the-counter options helps speed bowel movements and decrease straining. Duphalac is best. A soft stool helps in decreasing the irritation and associated swelling of hemorrhoids.

2) Eat a balanced, high-fiber diet; Increased dietary fiber of 25-30 grams / day. High fiber cereal can help reach this goal quickly.

3) Drink plenty of water and liquids (about 2 liters a day)

4) Regular exercise; this helps in relieving constipation, if any.

5) Avoid excessive pressure and straining during defecation. Don't sit for extended periods, limit this time as much as possible.

6) Avoid irritant foods, chillies and hot herbs and substances.

7) Warm sitz baths; this is universally soothing for pain and may help decrease the hemorrhoid size. This is done thrice a day for couple of days and then twice a day (15 minutes each time).

8) Local ointments applied in anal canal which contain xylocaine and vasconstrictors (OTC product).

If these are unable to resolve your symptoms by week-end, you may consider consulting your GP.

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