Anal pain is one of the most common reasons patients visit the Proctology Institute (Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Newport Beach, and Huntington Beach locations). Our proctologists will perform a comprehensive evaluation to properly diagnosis the cause of your anal pain. Same-day consultations are available. The most frequent causes of anal pain diagnosed by our proctologists tend to be hemorrhoids (thrombosed external hemorrhoids), anal abscesses, or an anal fissure. Both of these conditions typically result from difficult defecation with heavy straining or constipation due to a hard fecal consistency.
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How is anal pain treated by a proctologist?
Once the cause of your anal pain has been determined by the proctologist, it can be treated. Depending on the cause, anal pain may be relieved through changes in diet, consistent hydration, and by avoiding any abrasive actions such as rubbing or scratching the anal opening. Your proctologist may provide topical medications to treat the area or may perform an in-office treatment or outpatient surgery depending on the cause of your anal pain.
What is anal pain?
Anal pain is precisely what it sounds like – pain in the anal and perianal region which includes the anus and rectum. Generally, it is caused by a tear or anal fissure and may become more severe during and after bowel movements. Muscle spasms in the anal sphincter can also cause pain in the pelvic floor, such as with Levator Syndrome or Proctalgia Fugax. Anal pain may be caused by hemorrhoids as well as anal/rectal cancer.
What causes anal pain? Anal pain may be caused by injury or disease, including:
- Anal fissures
- Anal cancer
- Anal abscess
- Crohn’s disease
- Anorectal fistulas
- Colon cancer
- Blood in the perianal tissue, or perianal thrombosis
- Ulcers of the rectum
- Proctitis, or rectal inflammation
- STDs such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, or herpes
- Thrombosed external hemorrhoids
- Anal warts
- Anal trauma
- Ulcerative colitis
- Muscle spasms
- Rectal abscess
What are the symptoms of anal pain? It is important to seek medical attention or go see your doctor if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Swollen anal opening
- Redness or warmth on or surrounding the anal opening
Maintaining A Relationship With Your Proctologist
Should you elect to move forward with one of our best in class proctologists in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Newport Beach, or Huntington Beach any and all questions regarding your treatment will certainly be answered in advance by your proctologist. Please remember that the relationship with your proctologist does not end when you leave the medical practice. If you have questions or concerns during your treatment and recovery or need additional information at a later time, you should always feel free to contact us. Our proctologists take pride in putting the patient first and the best and fastest treatment outcome.
Our best in class proctologists pride themselves on providing you highly personalized and comprehensive care before, after, and during your proctology treatment. The Proctology Institute of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, and Huntington Beach’s philosophy of direct proctologist to patient care at every visit has made us one of the most trusted and respected medical practices in California. For more information or to schedule a consultation to treat your anal pain, please feel free to contact us:
Proctology Institute Beverly Hills
300 South Beverly Drive, Suite 105
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Proctology Institute Newport Beach
500 Superior Ave, Suite 320
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Proctology Institute Los Angeles
11601 Wilshire Blvd, 5th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Proctology Institute Huntington Beach
17011 Beach Blvd, Suite 900
Huntington Beach, CA 92647