Struggling with pain, irritation
and bowel discomfort
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With years of experience removing Hemorrhoids, anal fissures, and other bowel discomforts. Dr.Cranford helps restore normal bowel. Call us to set an appointment today!
Hemorrhoids are nothing more than sliding downward of this part of the anal canal lining.
Bleeding after bowel
The cause of fissures is typically the presence of hemorrhoids, however severe or mild the case may be.
Itchy, Painful Rectum
Pruritus Ani is a bothersome and sometimes intense itching or burning sensation of the skin around the anus.
Hemorrhoids can be defined in a couple of different ways. The “not so clinical definition” is they are merely varicose veins located in the anorectum. A more recent study has described the presence in the anal canal/lower rectum of specialized highly vascular “cushions” or “pads” consisting of discrete masses of thick submucosa which contain blood vessels, smooth muscle and elastic and connective tissue. Such cushions are present in everyone, and it is suggested that the term “hemorrhoids” be confined to situations where these cushions are abnormal (enlarged, inflamed) and cause symptoms.
An anal fissure is a linear ulcer usually extending from just below the ano-rectal line to the margin of the anus. The pain associated with fissure disease is disportionate to the size of the lesion with post-defecatory pain (intense burning) lasting anywhere from minutes to hours. Location is usually in the posterior midline (90%), which according to Schouten, may be explained by relative ischemia in that area because of the sphincter spasm or increased resting pressure of the surrounding sphincteric musculature (internal/external).
Pruritus Ani is a bothersome and sometimes intense itching or burning sensation of the skin around the anus (rectal opening). It is most noticeable at night or after a bowel movement. The most common complaint is an irresistible urge to scratch.