Management of Common Benign Anorectal Disease: What All Physicians Need to Know

David Parés, Herand Abcarian

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Abstract

© 2018 Elsevier Inc. Benign anorectal conditions produce anal pain, rectal bleeding, or discharge from the perianal region, which are highly prevalent symptoms in the general population. Hemorrhoidal disease, anal fissure, perianal abscess, proctalgia syndromes, and pruritus anii are the most common clinical disorders. Well-trained physicians, irrespective of their specialty, can treat most of these disorders and refer them to a specialist in proctology only when necessary. The aim of this review is to provide a practical guide to the management of benign anorectal disorders in terms of their initial management and the criteria for specialist referral.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)745-751
JournalAmerican Journal of Medicine
Volume131
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2018

Keywords

  • Anal pain
  • Anorectal disease
  • Proctology

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