I have pain near buttock n anal. But it feels like there is a tumor over there. When I touch it pain. I can feel the difference between both buttocks. What it could be. What type of doctor I should be concerned.in my precious query I did not mention anything about any kind of tumor. please help.
Anal pain also known as proctalgia
1.anal fissure-An anal fissure is a small tear in the skin of the anus that can be caused by passing a large or hard poo.
Symptoms of an anal fissure can include:
a severe, sharp pain when doing a poo
a burning or gnawing pain that lasts several hours after doing a poo
rectal bleeding Ã¢ÂÂ you may notice a small amount of blood on the toilet paper after you wipe
Anal fissures can be very painful, but many heal on their own in a few weeks. Increasing the amount of fibre in your diet, drinking plenty of fluids and taking laxatives and over-the-counter painkillers can help.
If the pain persists, you may need special ointment that relaxes the ring of muscle around your anus. Occasionally, surgery may be needed to help the fissure heal.
Haemorrhoids (piles) are swellings containing enlarged blood vessels that are found inside or around the bottom. They're often thought to be caused by straining on the toilet as a result of prolonged constipation.
In many cases, haemorrhoids don't cause symptoms. When symptoms do occur, they may include:
bleeding after doing a poo
an itchy bottom
feeling like there's a lump in or around your anus
soreness and redness around your anus
anal pain, if the blood supply to the haemorrhoid becomes blocked or interrupted Ã¢ÂÂ for example, by a blood clot
The symptoms often pass after a few days. Increasing the amount of fibre in your diet, drinking plenty of fluids and taking laxatives and over-the-counter painkillers can help.
If the blood supply to the haemorrhoid has been blocked by a clot, a simple procedure can be carried out to remove the clot under local anaesthetic (where the area is numbed).
3.Anal fistulas and abscesses
An anal fistula is a small tunnel that develops between the end of the bowel and the skin near the anus. It's usually caused by an infection near the anus resulting in a collection of pus (an abscess).
Symptoms of an anal fistula or abscess can include:
a constant, throbbing pain that may be worse when you sit down
skin irritation around the anus
passing pus or blood when you poo
swelling and redness around your anus
a high temperature (fever)
Your GP may prescribe antibiotics if an abscess is picked up early on. If it persists, it may need to be drained in hospital, possibly under general anaesthetic (while you're asleep).
If a fistula develops, surgery will usually be needed because they rarely heal by themselves
Less common causes of anal pain
When to get medical advice
Many common causes of anal pain will improve with simple self-care treatments, so you don't always need to see your GP.
But it's a good idea to see your GP if:
your pain is severe
your pain doesn't improve after a few days
you also experience rectal bleeding
Don't feel embarrassed to see your GP Ã¢ÂÂ anal pain is a common problem that they're used to seeing. Your GP can try to work out what the problem is and give you treatment advice.
They'll probably ask to see your bottom and may carry out a rectal examination (where they gently insert a gloved finger into your bottom) to check for any abnormalities.
If the cause is not immediately obvious, they may refer you to a specialist for advice and further tests.
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