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.
A rectocele 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.
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.
Injection or banding of haemorrhoids
Injection or banding is usually a safe and effective way of treating haemorrhoids.
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.
Faecal incontinence is when you experience leakage from the bowel due to poor bowel control. Up to 1 in 20 people have this condition, but there are treatments available.
Incontinence – an overview
Incontinence can be treated, managed and even cured. Rather than be embarrassed about it, just talk to your doctor. Find out more here.