Anal stenosis; Causes, prevention and treatment

Anal stenosis; Causes, prevention and treatment                                       Anal stenosis is the most common type of outflow obstruction and is usually mistaken for constipation. It is the second most frequently missed anal diagnosis. This is unfortunate because it can be treated very easily under local anesthetic. The symptoms are difficulty pushing a firm stool through a narrowed Anal canal. It comes on slowly so the patient is not fully aware of the narrowing and attributes it to “constipation”. The problem is that the anal canal has been narrowed by a ring of scar tissue located just under the skin of the […]

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