Rectal problems include haemorrhoids, fissures, abscesses and incontinence.
Injuries to the anal region can be the result of changes in bowel function or sexual activity. Learn when to seek urgent medical attention and how to relieve any pain.
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.
Injection or banding of haemorrhoids
Injection or banding is usually a safe and effective way of treating haemorrhoids.
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.
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.
A rectocoele occurs when the rectum bulges into the back vaginal wall. Find out more about appropriate care and treatment.
Haemorrhoidectomy is a surgical procedure to remove haemorrhoids. It’s common, generally safe and is usually carried out under a general anaesthetic.
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.