It can range from a mild ache that can get worse over time to pain that is bad enough to restrict daily activities. Anal pain has many causes, most of which are common and treatable. However, if anal pain does not go away within 24 to 48 hours, it is important to see your physician. If fever is present with anal pain, a more urgent appointment is needed.
However, the pain can be intense and worrying. It is usually caused as a result of straining and stretching the rectum when passing a hard stool. Anal fissures can also occur if the anal sphincter the muscle that controls the anal opening is too tight to pass stools. The pain is a sharp knifelike pain that returns during the times when the anal opening is irritated. It can be very painful during bowel movements especially if you get constipated or dehydrated.
These treatments include sclerotherapy for hemorrhoids and vaginal hysterectomy. Diagnosis As the symptoms vary from person to person and are similar to other medical conditions, similar conditions must be ruled out before making a definite diagnosis. These conditions can include hemorrhoids, abscesses, and fissures. Diagnosis involves a thorough medical examination, including of the genital region.
J Am Board Fam Pract ;4: Patients may use the term to indicate the lack of an urge to defecate, a decreased frequency of bowel movements, difficulty in passing hard scybalous stools, the sensation of incomplete evacuation or prolonged straining at toilet. In general, constipation is regarded as fewer than three bowel movements per week in a person consuming at least 19 g of fiber daily. This condition can be due to diet, medications, functional disturbances, endocrine and metabolic disorders, collagen vascular disease, central or peripheral neuromuscular disorders or colonic inertia.