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Approach to Anal Pain

  • Amir L. BastawrousEmail author
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Abstract

Anal pain is a common complaint. A systematic approach is essential to correctly and efficiently identify the underlying diagnosis. Many diagnoses can be established by patient history alone. The physical examination can confirm diagnostic suspicions. This is supplemented by targeted diagnostic testing when appropriate.

Keywords

Anal pain Anal fissure Hemorrhoid Anorectal abscess Fistula-in-ano Anal cancer Rectal cancer Spasm Coccydynia Anismus Proctalgia fugax 

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© ASCRS (American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons) 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Swedish Cancer InstituteSwedish Colon and Rectal ClinicSeattleUSA

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