Anal Pain is Not Always Caused By Hemorrhoids
There are more common reasons for pain and bleeding then hemorrhoids, and we at the Hemorrhoid Treatment Center of Lehigh Valley can help.
The more common reason for pain and bleeding with bowel movements is an anal fissure. A fissure is a tear in the lining of the anus. The pain is often severe and many patients describe it as passing razor blades. This discomfort can linger for a couple of hours until the next bowel movement. Anal fissures affect people of all ages, regardless of their general health.
Or you may be saying to yourself, “I feel a lump around my anus” or “I have trouble sitting” and these symptoms can be caused by a perianal or perirectal abscess. A perianal abscess occurs when one of the small glands in the anal canal gets blocked and infected (almost like a pimple). As this grows and gets larger, it creates an abscess (pocket of pus) that tunnels out toward your buttock. A perianal abscess is one the common causes of anal pain or lump.
Being unable to control your bowels can cause embarrassment and even social isolation. Fecal incontinence affects people of all ages, and although it is more common in older adults, it is NOT a normal part of aging.