Anus Surgery (General)
Underlying Problem Requiring Anus Surgery:
The anus is the terminal opening of the digestive system that allows for the removal of waste from the body. It is connected to the rectum, which is at the end of the colon
. Issues with the anus can be more than just uncomfortable. They can affect the overall health of patient and must therefore be treated very seriously.
The approach for surgery of the anus will have to depend on the condition the doctor is treating. For example, swollen blood vessels protruding from the anus will likely result in a hemorrhoidectomy
. On the other hand, fecal incontinence may require an entirely different approach in which the muscles of the anus are cut and then overlapped before being sewn back together.
Most anal surgeries will be done under some form of anesthesia. In many cases, this will be a local anesthesia that simply numbs the area in which the surgery will take place.
Recovery from Anus Surgery:
Surgery of the anus will require some aftercare. If the doctor has prescribed pain medication, then the patient must be aware of dosage times and amounts. Creams and other topical medications may also be required. Hot baths are often prescribed as a means of controlling pain and keeping the area clean. Cleanliness is especially important following bowel movements. Patients may either pat the area dry or use a hairdryer after washing.
Patients may require anal surgery for a number of reasons. Some of the most common include:
- Anal Fissures
- Hemorrhoids (Piles)
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