Rectal problems include haemorrhoids, fissures, abscesses and incontinence.
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.
Surgery for anal fistula
An anal fistula can cause continued infection and pain. Symptoms usually get worse without surgery.
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.
Haemorrhoidectomy is a surgical procedure to remove haemorrhoids. It’s common, generally safe and is usually carried out under a general anaesthetic.
A rectocele happens when your rectum bulges into your back vaginal wall. Find out about the symptoms, getting care and possible treatments here.
A posterior repair is a major operation usually recommended after simpler treatments have failed. Your bowel should be better supported and you should no longer have a bulge in your vagina.
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.