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What Is Anal Canal
Tear of anus.: An anal fissure is a small tear in the lining (mucosa) of the anus. Typical symptoms associated with anal fissures are pain and bleeding. Fissures are quite common, but are often confused with other causes of pain and bleeding, such as hemorrhoids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An infection: In the perianal region, usually derived from the anal glands inside the rectum. A fistula is an abnormal communication between two organs, in this case the rectum and the skin outside the anus. Both require evaluation and often surgery to permanently resolve and prevent recurrences or complications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Development defect: The digestive tract forms in several stages.The lower end of the intestine starts as a solid core of tissue that forms a tube that descends toward where the outlet will be, the outside skin where the anus will be begins to dimple inward and joins the descending tube. A thin filmy membrane between the two section disappears. Anal atresia occurs when the tube does not join the anal dimple. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Hemmorhoids: It is a very common problem, not to worry. Can be related to either constipation or diarrhea. Hemorrhoids should be evaluated by a colo-rectal or general surgeon you will require dietary, bathroom habit modifications and sometimes office based procedures if medical management is ineffective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A hemi is like a -: -like a varicose vein but is located in the rectum. They can B internal, meaning they R not visible from the outside, or external which can B seen protruding from the rectum. They can clot & B very painful, or U may notice blood in Ur stool. If there is concern C Ur PCP 4eval. ...Read more
Different problems: An anal fissure is a tear in the lining of the anal canal causing pain and bleeding. An anal fistula is a tunnel from inside the anal canal out to the perianal skin. It may cause drainage, pain and swelling. There are internal hemorrhoids which may prolapse and cause bleeding, discomfort and itching, and external hemorrhoids which may cause pain or difficulty with cleaning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: First line treatment is a high fiber diet, plenty of fluids and possible a laxative to keep your bowel movements soft. Warm baths. If persist, prescription antispasmodic cream if persists, Botox or surgery in form of sphinterotomy the above order is also depended on the severity, persistency, recurrence and appearance of your fissure if your symptoms are severe and persist see a colon and rectal. ...Read more
What is the difference between anterior/posterior anal fissure and lateral anal fissure? What is considered abnormal in terms of anal fissure location
Posterior / anterior: Most "normally located" fissures are due to passage of hard, dry stools or explosive diarrrhea. These are almost exclusively posterior in men but can be anterior in up to 10% of women. These respond well to lateral internal sphincterotomy. Secondary anal fissures are associated with crohn disease, leukemia and certain other neutropenic blood conditions. Surgery should be avoided. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May not be related: An exostosis is a benign growth of bone and is usually developmental. It is usually not related to a root canal procedure. There are occasions when an infection around an infected tooth can expand the surrounding bone but that is very rare and almost always in children called garre's osteomyelitis. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What is a anal leakage and what causes anal leakage. Can you cure a anal leakage without surgery?
Feces leaking out: The involuntary loss of fecal material from the anus results in brown staining or feces on your underwear. Most often it is caused by some damage to the anal sphincter (the "elastic band" that opens and closes when you have a bowel movement) by prior surgery, anal receptive sex, or nerve damage. Also, severe diarrhea or impaction (hard stool stuck inside) can cause this. See your doctor! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Rectal prolapse occurs when a portion of rectum essentially turns inside out and protrudes through the anus. It is assocated with excessive straining and worsens constipation. It can improve with stool softeners and fiber but often requries surgical correction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is a very common problem, not to worry. Can be related to either constipation or diarrhea.
Hemorrhoids should be evaluated by a colo-rectal or general surgeon
you will require dietary, bathroom habit modifications and sometimes office based procedures if medical management is ineffective. ...Read more
Drainage, Abscess: Failure to correct an anal fistula generally leads to persistent drainage, recurrent peri rectal abscesses and gradual fibrosis of the anal sphincter. Correction of anal fistulas is generally indicated. See a board certified colorectal surgeon. Some fistulas are simple, but some are very complex. ...Read more
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