BY DEAN PAPPAS M.D.
It’s safe to say that no one wants to live in pain. However, when anal pain is the problem, many individuals feel hesitant to seek treatment. Understandably, anal pain can be a difficult subject to discuss. However, it is important to seek treatment for anal pain so that the cause of the discomfort can be diagnosed and treated before the problem worsens.
Cancerous and non-cancerous tumors are often a source of anal pain. We have the best chance of treating rectal tumors and relieving anal pain when the tumors are still small enough to be successfully operated on. When it comes to tumors and anal pain, we urge our Long Island, NY patients to seek early treatment. The experienced and professional team of doctors at Colon and Rectal Surgical Specialists of New York offer effective treatment options, while keeping comfort and discreetness a top priority for our patients.
When to Seek Treatment
It’s not fun to deal with physical pain. However, the good thing about pain is that it often serves as a warning sign to let a person know that there is some sort of problem in the body. Although it is normal for a person to experience occasional anal pain as a side effect of constipation or hard stools, chronic pain is not normal. Any patient who has experienced anal pain for more than 48 hours should schedule an appointment with one of our experienced specialists so that the cause of discomfort can be diagnosed and treated.
Anal and Rectal Tumors
There are many possible causes of anal pain. One potential source is tumors. Tumors can develop in the anus or rectum. These tumors can be cancerous or benign. Even a benign tumor can cause discomfort. Initially, a tumor may not cause any pain. But as the tumor grows larger, pain and pressure are more likely to develop. Other symptoms of anal and rectal tumors include rectal bleeding, itching, discharge from the rectum, or changes in bowel movements. All of these symptoms are indicators that treatment is needed.
Treating Anal Tumors
There are many potential treatment options for anal pain. Ideally, our doctors will be able to rely on non-invasive treatment methods to relieve anal pain. Unfortunately, that is not always possible. In the case of anal and rectal tumors, surgery is likely to be necessary.
If the tumor is detected early on, it should still be small enough that it can be completely removed through surgical treatment. Removing the tumor will relieve pressure and eliminate pain. If the tumor is cancerous, follow-up treatment may be necessary. Each treatment plan is personalized to meet the unique needs of our patients, so it is important to consult with one of our specialists for further details.
Schedule an Appointment
If you are experiencing anal pain, our doctors can help you find an effective treatment to relieve discomfort. Schedule an appointment with one of the skilled doctors at Colon and Rectal Surgical Specialists of New York at your earliest convenience to find out more about our services.