Is It Normal For Haemorrhoids to Smell?

Is It Normal For Haemorrhoids to Smell?

Haemorrhoids or piles are enlarged blood vessels in the lower rectum or the area around the anus. When your anus is subjected to too much pressure, they form. A few factors that may encourage their growth include prolonged sitting, persistent constipation, and a family history of haemorrhoids. 

People of all sexes, races, ages, and ethnicities can develop haemorrhoids, but older adults are more likely to do so than those under 50. For any severe symptoms contact piles treatment hospital in Chennai which will provide you with appropriate treatment. 

Why Do Haemorrhoids Smell?

Haemorrhoids typically don't smell unless they're connected to an infection, faecal or mucus leakage, or they cause poor hygiene because of persistent pain and discomfort or skin tags. Additionally, the scents might be hard to explain and vary depending on the reason for your haemorrhoids.

Depending on the underlying reason, the haemorrhoid odour might change. It can be challenging to describe smells, and descriptions are sometimes arbitrary. A mucus discharge smell is frequently referred to as "fishy."

An infection's stench is often brought on by bacteria destroying tissue. The compounds that the bacteria create have been known to cause odours that have been labelled as "putrid" or "foul." Gangrene has a scent that has been compared to "rotten" or "rank." You could detect a faecal smell if the anus's inability to be thoroughly cleaned is the source of the odour. It means if the haemorrhoid odour is caused by difficulty cleaning your anus because of discomfort or skin tags, you might also smell faeces.

Haemorrhoids may leave you with an unpleasant or persistent stench. The mucus discharge from your rectum, which is produced by the lining of enlarged haemorrhoids, may be the source of the odour. A rotten or rank smell is attributed to an infection or abscess.

What can cause haemorrhoid smells

Although haemorrhoids don't typically have an odour, there are several reasons why you might notice that they do.

  1. Anal discharge and faecal leakage

Large, irritating haemorrhoids frequently ooze a mucus discharge that may smell bad. Haemorrhoids can also cause faeces to leak, which can make the area smell bad. 

  1. Difficulty cleaning your anus

Cleaning the area around your anus may be more challenging if you have inflamed or painful haemorrhoids. No thorough cleaning of your anus can cause a smell of residual faeces. 

  1. Gangrene and infection

Haemorrhoids that are infected can form pus-filled swellings that frequently have an unpleasant odour. Internal haemorrhoids that prolapse, or bulge outside your anus, lose their blood supply and are more likely to contract an infection. 

How to reduce the odour

Thus, to relieve haemorrhoids, take regular warm showers, especially after bowel movements. Clean your anus thoroughly and frequently. Additionally, there are Non-surgical piles treatment which will help you heal from such problems and ease your discomfort. 

For such cases, you must consult a piles specialist in Chennai to rule out any infections you may have, and if you have, then seek the correct treatment from the best piles hospital in Chennai. 

Dr. Karthik Gunasekaran