An anal fissure is a small tear or split in the skin that lines the anus. Learn what causes anal fissures and how to prevent them.
Lateral internal sphincterotomy
An anal fissure is a common condition that causes a lot of pain. At first, it may be treated with ointments or Botox. If this fails, surgery is the best option for a cure.
It can be distressing if problems with normal anal function occur. Good anal hygiene, along with improving your diet may help reduce risk of pain and discomfort. Learn more about anal care here.
Injuries to the anal region can be the result of changes in bowel function or sexual activity. Learn when to seek medical help and how to ease pain.
Surgery for anal fistula
An anal fistula can cause continued infection and pain. Symptoms usually get worse without surgery.
Rectal bleeding that does not occur at the same time as a bowel movement should be investigated by a health professional. Learn more about rectal bleeding here.
Blood in stool
Blood in your stool can indicate a more serious problem. If you see blood after a bowel movement, make sure you get it checked out. Find out more here.
Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. Find out what causes Crohn’s disease, and about the symptoms and treatment.
Constipation is difficulty passing stools. It can affect adults and children and is also common during pregnancy. Find out how to treat and prevent constipation.
Constipation in children
Constipation in kids is quite common and isn't usually caused by something serious. Here's how to help your child when they're constipated.