Anal sphincter injuries are uncommon injuries outside of obstetric practice — but they may cause disastrous complications. We present a case of complete anal sphincter disruption from anal intercourse in a 25 year old woman. Clinical management is presented and technical details of the repair are discussed. She had an uneventful post-operative course and good continence after days of follow up.
An anal fissure is a tear in the lining of the lower rectum anal canal that causes pain during bowel movements. Anal fissures don't lead to more serious problems. Most anal fissures heal with home treatment after a few days or weeks. These are called short-term acute anal fissures. If you have an anal fissure that hasn't healed after 8 to 12 weeks, it is considered a long-term chronic fissure. A chronic fissure may need medical treatment. Anal fissures are a common problem.
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This year-old man presented with a very painful infection. There was a large abscess which was easily palpable with surrounding cellulitis. It clearly needed incision so he was admitted for this to be done under general anaesthetic.
Hemorrhoids, also called piles, happen when clusters of veins in your rectum or anus get swollen or dilated. When these veins swell, blood pools and causes the veins to expand outward into the membranes around your rectal and anal tissue. This can become uncomfortable or painful. But when they expand, they can look like red or discolored bumps or lumps. In fact, less than 5 percent of people who get hemorrhoids have symptoms. Even less need treatment. At least three of every four adults will get them at one point in their life.