Find Relief from Anal Pain

Anal pain can be a sign that a patient has a colorectal issue. At Colon & Rectal Surgical Specialists of New York, we provide diagnosis and treatment for anal pain. When you are experiencing this type of discomfort, seeking treatment as soon as possible is very important. To lean more about anal pain and how you can find relief, contact our Long Island practice and schedule an appointment.

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Finding relief from anal pain can dramatically improve your quality of life. 

Causes of Anal Pain

Many patients associate anal pain with hemorrhoids. While hemorrhoids can cause many symptoms, they are not necessarily the cause of your discomfort. There are several conditions and diseases that can lead to sensitivity and pain in and around the anus. We encourage our patients to seek out a diagnosis from our qualified team at CSSNY to identify the cause of their pain and determine a solution.

The causes of anal pain include:

Without proper diagnostic testing, these colorectal conditions often go undiagnosed and may worsen. Sometimes symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and related disorders obscure the causes of anal pain. Unrelated diseases like Crohn’s disease may also mask the true cause of your discomfort.  We have the advanced training and technology necessary to provide a thorough and accurate diagnosis, and to determine the best treatment.

Rectal Pain Is a Common Concern

Patients commonly visit Colon & Rectal Surgical Specialists of New York to learn more about tratment for rectal pain. In this video, Dr. Mala Balakumar explains the various conditions that could be causing rectal pain. If you are experiencing this concern, it is important to have it evaluated.

Rectal Bleeding

Rectal bleeding can be caused by a range of conditions including an anal fissure, chronic constipation or hard stools, or hemorrhoids. However, rectal bleeding can also be a sign of a more serious health concern such as cancer, diverticulosis, or Crohn's disease. For this reason, it is extremely important for patients to schedule an appointment to get checked.

Treatment of Anal Pain

If you have anal pain lasting more than 48 hours, and it cannot be resolved with over-the-counter medications, you should seek professional treatment. If the pain becomes chronic or worse over time, call to make an appointment with us immediately. Early detection may prevent the problem from escalating, while waiting to see a physician may only exacerbate your discomfort.

Treatment options vary. Hemorrhoid treatment can follow several non-invasive courses of action. Fissures often respond to non-invasive treatment, but will sometimes require surgery. Many times, cancerous tumors of either the anus or rectum can be treated with surgery, especially if detected in the early stages. A blood clot or abscess may require drainage. If a patient experiences skin irritation or an infection, we often treat it with medicine or topical cream. Many STDs also respond to non-invasive treatments.

Home Relief

Depending upon the patient's needs, we sometimes recommend at-home solutions for discomfort:

  • To avoid complications and unforeseen side effects, take only medications prescribed by your team at CRSSNY.
  • Make sure your diet includes up to 30 grams of fiber a day. This helps to relieve pain and maintain regular bowel movements. We also advise drinking eight to 10 glasses of water a day.
  • Treat the area gently without scrubbing or scratching. Avoid harsh toilet paper and, for the time being, do not use soap on the area.
  • Refrain from using moisturizers and creams, as these will irritate your anus.

Contact Us

The CRSSNY team is ready to help you find relief from anal pain. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

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Colon & Rectal Surgical Specialists of New York

The Colon & Rectal Surgical Specialists of New York provide comfortable, discreet, and private care from five locations throughout Long Island and Queens. Every member of our team is a respected leader in their field, and each is certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. We provide a complete set of services related to your colorectal health, including:

To request a consultation with our physicians, please fill out our online form or call (516) 248-2422.

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