Anal Disease Treatment Q&A

Anal Disease Treatment Specialist Q&A

Get checked when you think you are showcasing any symptoms for anal disease and talk openly to your doctor about any problems you may be having. Call us today for more information or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 920 Medical Plaza Drive, Suite 330 The Woodlands, TX 77380.

Anal Disease Treatment Specialist Near Me in The Woodlands, TX
Anal Disease Treatment Specialist Near Me in The Woodlands, TX

Table of Contents:

What is anal disease?
What are the types of anal disease?
What type of procedures can be performed for anal disease?
How do I prevent anal disease?

What is anal disease?

The anus is a part of the human body and the intestinal tract which passes through the muscular canal of the pelvis and anal sphincters. The anus is the final orifice which stool passes through and out of the body. Anal disorders can commonly occur in adults and sometimes in children, as with any part of the body issues can arise in this particular area.

We treat a variety of anal diseases. A number of these are treated in the office setting while others may require treatment in a hospital. The disease we treat are:

Anal abscess
• Anal fistula
• Anal fissure
• Anal pain
• Anal warts
• Anal dysplasia and anal HPV
• Anal cancer
• Anal stenosis
• Pruritus ani (Itchy anus)
• Pilonidal cyst
• Hemorrhoids

What are the types of anal disease?

At The Woodlands Colon and rectal Associates, we treat a variety of anal diseases. The number of these diseases can be treated within our office while others may require treatment done in a hospital setting.

The types of anal diseases we treat include:

Anal abscess
Anal abscess is swollen and painful area of pus buildup near the anus.

Anal fistula
Anal fistula is the small tunnel that develops between the end of the bowel and near the anus. Anal fistula can result in an infection near the anus when there is a collection of pus in the nearing tissues. When the pus finally drains away, it can leave a small channel behind.

Anal fissure
Anal fissure is a linear split or a tear which occurs in the lining of the lower anal canal. This can happen when a large, hard stool overstretches the anal opening and often tears the delicate anoderm.

Anal pain
Anal pain is pretty self-explanatory, but it is when a patient feels pain in or around their anus or rectum. The cause of anal pain is often benign, and the pain can be severe due to the high amount of nerve endings in the region.

Anal warts
Anal warts are caused by a virus called the human papilloma virus or known in short as HPV, it is most commonly transmitted through sexual activity and is considered a sexually transmitted disease. The warts that develop around and inside the anus may also develop in the genital area too, and will first appear as spots or growths, often as small as a pinhead.

Anal dysplasia and anal HPV
Anal dysplasia is a pre-cancerous condition which form lesions in or near the anal canal.

Anal cancer
Anal cancer is one of the more uncommon types of cancer, but it occurs in the anal canal. Anal cancer can showcase signs and symptoms including rectal bleeding and anal pain.

Anal stenosis
Anal stenosis is the narrowing of the anal canal which makes it very difficult to pass stool. This can then lead to serious complications if the individual dealing with this does not have it treated.

Pruritus ani
Pruritus Ani also known as itchy anus, is a dermatological condition that causes itching in the anal area. This can become worse throughout the night or immediately after a bowel movement.

Pilonidal cyst
A pilonidal cyst is an abnormal pocket that forms in the skin and contains hair or skin debris. It is often noticed near the tailbone or at the top of the buttocks. It occurs most often when the hair punctures the skin and then becomes embedded in the skin, causing an infection and resulting in extreme pain.

Hemorrhoids are not known to cause pain, but the blood vessels in the small hemorrhoid at the edge of the anus can often clot off which may trigger a time frame of constipation or diarrhea. When this occurs, it can then become swollen, hard, and painful and may sometimes have bloody discharge.

What type of procedures can be performed for anal disease?

Our clinic provides specialists with an extensive training background and knowledge of colon and rectal conditions and treatments. The type of procedures we conduct in office, as well as in hospital for anal diseases include:

Some of the anal procedures we perform include:

• Anoscopy
• High Resolution Anoscopy
• Drainage of Anal Abscess
• Anal Fistulotomy
• Ligation of Intersphincteric Fistula Tract
• Excision / Fulguration of Anal Warts
• Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy
• Anoplasty
• Hemorrhoid surgery – visit our Hemorrhoid and Pilonidal Center for more information.
• Pilonidal cyst surgery – In addition to traditional pilonidal cyst excision, we also perform endoscopic treatments for pilonidal disease. This minimally invasive approach is very effective and is associated with less pain and a faster recovery time. Visit our Hemorrhoid and Pilonidal Center for more information.

How do I prevent anal disease?

You can prevent anal diseases from practicing healthy bowel habits, to do this you will:

• Use the bathroom with enough time to pass bowel movements comfortably
• Do not strain when passing stool
• Keeping the anal area dry
• Cleaning yourself gently each day, and after each bowel movement
• Using soft, dye-free and scent-free toilet paper and/or wipes
• Get proper treatment for ongoing diarrhea
• Stay hydrated
• Never ignore the urge to go to the bathroom

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