How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Chip Your Own Question
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 35581
Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. Chip is online now

I often get an itchy anus which bleeds a little when itching

This answer was rated:

Hi, I often get an itchy anus which bleeds a little when itching or wiping. It's just a small lump which itches and is smelly. I've had it for a few months now. I'm not sure if it's piles or an anal fissure and what could I take to get rid. Can you help because I really don't want to go to a gp with it.
Hi--it's more likely piles since a fissure usually is painful, not just itchy
For now you can apply witch hazel liniment followed by a thin layer of a cortisone cream three times a day for two weeks
It would also help to take a stool softener like Senna or Colace
Let me know if you need any more information please
Dr. Chip and 2 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you