An anal fissure, which is a small tear in the anal canal, are common and may be painful. They can usually be healed at home but it's important to know how to treat them.
Are you experiencing the pain of an anal fissure? Here you will learn how to help it heal and how to prevent it from happening again.
The symptoms of IBS may increase your chance of experiencing an anal fissure. Find out what you can do to reduce your risk and how to treat them.
A sphincterotomy is a type of surgery that is used to treat an acute fissure. It is only performed after other, less invasive methods have not worked.
Blood in the stool may be caused by hemorrhoids, anal fissures, colon polyps, or cancer, diverticular bleeding, or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Anal pain can be quite worrisome. Learn what might be causing it, when you should go to the doctor, and what you can do to find relief.
While anal cancer is fairly rare in the general U.S. population, the rate is nearly 150 times greater in gay and bisexual men living with HIV.
Rectal pain is a common health condition we may try our best to ignore, but one that can lead to serious illnesses ranging from rectal abscesses to anal cancer.
Learn about the symptoms of anal cancer, according to the American Cancer Society, and why it's important to see your doctor if you experience them.
Proctologists (colon and rectal surgeons or colorectal surgeons) are medical doctors who specialize in conditions of the lower digestive tract.