Diseases in the rectal area are still a taboo subject to many people. Nevertheless, they are not rare and require a careful medical assessment. The proctological examination serves not only the diagnostic procedure, but also allows for early detection. Often, ongoing symptoms like pain, stinging, itching, bleeding or the feeling of pressure cause people to visit a medical practice. Causes and intensity can be very diverse. They range from condylomata (“venereal warts”), anal fissures and abscesses to anal skin tags, anal venous thrombosis and haemorrhoids all the way to inflammatory mucous membrane diseases.
After a first medical consultation with your treating physician and careful consideration of your symptoms and disease progression, an appropriate proctological examination is scheduled. The examination allows for a precise diagnosis and targeted planning of a therapy.
We offer you the treatment of the following proctological diseases in our practice:
- Anal and perianal itching
- Warts and tumours in the rectal area
- Inflammatory diseases
- Abscesses and fistulas in the anal area
- Anal skin tags (anal folds)
- Fissures (painful laceration of the mucosa)
Haemorrhoids are vein pads located above the sphincter muscle that fulfil the function of neatly closing the intestine for all people. Enlargement and inflammatory alterations of these vein pads lead to the loss of this closing function. Leaking fluid irritates the skin so that perianal eczema are often the first symptom of haemorrhoidal disease.
The treatment of haemorrhoids aims at their downsizing which is achieved in two ways:
– Injection of a sclerosant to throttle blood supply
– Looping large haemorrhoidal nodes using elastic ligature .
Both treatments are usually pain free.