Anorectal disorders affect the anus and rectum. Fissures, fistulas, condyloma and hemorrhoids are among the most common anorectal conditions. In some cases, symptoms like pain, itching, burning, bleeding and/or swelling can significantly affect a patient's lifestyle. While most conditions are benign, a careful evaluation by a specialist is important to exclude an anal cancer or other serious disorder.
Common anorectal diseases are:
- Anal Fissure
An anal fissure is a small tear in the lining of the anal canal. Fissures result from constipation and/or straining during bowel movements or from chronic diarrhea. Patients usually complain of severe sharp pain during bowel movements, often with passage of bright red blood. Fissures can be quite painful and may become chronic if left untreated. These tears are common and affect men and women of all ages.
Most anal fissures can be treated without surgery. If you are diagnosed with an anal fissure, our team will work closely to develop a personalized treatment plan for you. Warm baths may soothe the area and help improve blood flow. Medications, including fiber therapy, will modify the stool and help the fissure heal. If these changes do not result in complete healing, your physician may prescribe sphincter relaxants. Surgical therapy is reserved for anal fissures that do not heal with other approaches.
On rare occasions, an anal fissure may be a symptom or sign of a disorder such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), sexually transmitted disease (STD) or cancer. If the diagnosis is not clear, further tests -- including an exam under anesthesia or colonoscopy -- may be needed to exclude other disorders.
- Abscess and Fistula-in-ano
- Anal Condyloma (Warts)
- Hemorrhoids and Hemorrhoidal Disease
- Pilonidal Disease
- Pruritis Ani
What you can expect:
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