The perianal skin tends to itch, which can result from numerous causes see Table: Some Causes of Pruritus Ani. This condition is also known as pruritus ani. Occasionally, the irritation is misinterpreted by the patient as pain, so other causes of perianal pain eg, abscess or cancer should be ruled out.
This website translates English to other languages using an automated tool. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the translated text. Colon cancer is a cancer that forms in the tissues of the colon the longest part of the large intestine.
Perianal skin tags, while a nuisance, are not pathologic in most instances and pose no threat to health. They are an outgrowth of normal skin, appearing as loose, flesh-colored perianal tissues see Figure 3. Tags range in size from a few millimeters to a centimeter long and can occur alone or in multiples.
Pruritis ani is a common medical problem affecting both men and women. This information was composed to help patients understand pruritis ani, its symptoms, evaluation, and treatment options. This information may also be helpful to individuals or caregivers of patients who are suffering from pruritis ani. Men are more commonly affected than women with a ratio.
JOHN L. This is Part I of a two-part article on common anorectal conditions. Anorectal symptoms and complaints are common and may be caused by a wide spectrum of conditions.
The anus is the opening at the end of the digestive tract where stool leaves the body. The rectum is the section of the digestive tract above the anus where stool is held before it passes out of the body through the anus. The anus is formed partly from the surface layers of the body, including the skin, and partly from the intestine.
There is an increasing recognition of the importance of internal anal sphincter IAS dysfunction presenting as passive faecal incontinence. This problem may manifest after anal sphincterotomy or following the more minimally invasive operations for haemorrhoids, as well as with advancing age. Because of the poor results of IAS plication and the beneficial outcomes with peri-urethral bulking agents in urology, these materials have been developed for use in IAS dysfunction. This review outlines the basic purported mechanisms of action, defining the materials in clinical use, their methods of deployment, complications and reported outcomes.
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A posterior vaginal prolapse, also known as a rectocele, occurs when the wall of fibrous tissue that separates the rectum from the vagina weakens. When this happens, tissues or structures just behind the vaginal wall — in this case, the rectum — can bulge into the vagina. A posterior vaginal wall prolapse occurs when the thin wall of tissue that separates the rectum from the vagina weakens, allowing the vaginal wall to bulge.