Meaning of sitz bath in English:

sitz bath

Pronunciation /ˈsɪts/


  • A bath in which only the buttocks and hips are immersed in water.

    ‘This fluid was then allowed to cool to 35-37 C. Each evening before sleep, the patients took a sitz bath in this medicinal fluid.’
    • ‘Rectal sores may be treated by doing a sitz bath two or three times a day.’
    • ‘Daily sitz baths should begin on the first postoperative day.’
    • ‘The extract can also be used in sitz baths for treating hemorrhoids.’
    • ‘We recommend the use of sitz baths and an analgesic such as ibuprofen.’


Mid 19th century partial translation of German Sitzbad, from sitzen ‘sit’ + Bad ‘bath’.