22Mar, 2019

Blood in Stool – Anal Fissure

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Today, let’s discuss some facts on another common causes of per rectal bleeding- that is Fissure in ano (Also called Anal Fissure). An anal fissure (fissure-in-ano) is a small, oval shaped break in skin that lines the opening of the anus.  Fissures usually cause severe pain and bleeding with bowel movements. So, the main differentiating feature from Piles is presence of pain and type of bleeding. It commonly appears on the posterior(back) mid-line of anus. A hard-dry stool is mainly responsible. But loose stool or diarrhea also can cause the same. The […]

7Mar, 2019

Blood in Stool – Piles (Hemorrhoids)

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When you notice, even a small amount of blood in your stool, you obviously become worried. If we go by the popular belief, most of the people think, they are suffering from piles if they are having blood in stool. But, let me tell you, this is not always true. Although Piles (Clinically it is called Hemorrhoid) are the most common cause of blood in stool, the other common causes are Anal Fissure, Colorectal cancers, Rectal Polyps, other less common diseases like Diverticulitis, Inflammatory bowel disease etc. Let’s discuss the […]