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Anal and rectal discomfort can have many different causes, but it’s perfectly treatable with the help of your colorectal expert. At ACE Clinic, you can achieve relief and get effective treatment from our professional team.
What is Anal Pain?
Anal or rectal pain occurs for many reasons and can be associated with different conditions. It can be embarrassing, but it’s important to meet with a colorectal expert to get relief and determine the cause. Anal pain can take a toll on your day-to-day life and can vary in severity. It doesn’t always occur with a bowel movement and it can affect you at any time.
What are the Symptoms of Anal Pain?
Anal pain can come in many different forms, like a dull ache, cramping, or sharp pain. It can sometimes come with bleeding, depending on the cause. Although anal pain can occur on its own, it’s more often a symptom of another medical condition.
What Causes Anal Pain?
Anal pain can be associated with mild causes or more severe conditions. These might include:
- Anal fissures or fistulas
- Inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn’s disease)
- Skin conditions like anal warts or psoriasis
- Pelvic floor dysfunction
- Infection or sexually transmitted diseases
- Anal cancer
What Are My Treatment Options for Anal Pain?
Your treatment options will depend largely on the cause, but your colorectal expert can discuss your best options after a diagnosis. Certain medications like topical pain relievers can help manage pain, but you may also benefit from stool softeners. A Sitz bath can also help soothe discomfort and relax the area. Your colorectal expert may also recommend lifestyle and dietary changes to make at home to help prevent discomfort from reoccurring.
Anal Pain Outlook and Steps to Take
Anal pain is very treatable, but it’s important to determine whether there’s a more serious cause. You can take steps at home to treat and prevent anal pain, like eating a high-fiber diet, drinking water, and avoiding irritation from wiping, cleaning, scented products, tight clothing, and sitting for too long. Our experienced team can help you determine your causes and make the right lifestyle changes.
Schedule an Appointment
You don’t have to live with anal discomfort. To learn more, we invite you to contact our office by calling or filling out our online form.
Meet the Doctors
Drs. Hekmat Hakiman and Arpit Patel are leading colorectal surgeons in the greater Phoenix area. As part of our experienced team at ACE Clinic, they can provide exceptional care with a compassionate and friendly approach to colorectal health. Drs. Hakiman and Patel are dual board-certified in general surgery and colorectal surgery, and both completed their fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX before founding their physician-owned practice in Chandler, AZ. We hope you’ll feel exceptionally welcome during your time at Arizona Colorectal Experts and look forward to helping meet your health care needs.
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