Itching, burning or pain at the anus can be annoying. Hemorrhoids are often responsible for this. But other diseases in the anal area can also lead to unpleasant symptoms. In our practice, your complaints can be treated professionally.
Many people suffer from hemorrhoids - blood-filled bulges (vascular dilatations) of the mucous membrane at the anus, anal canal and lower rectum. In addition to a hereditary predisposition, chronic constipation, pregnancy, lack of exercise, stress and a low-fiber or high-fat diet play a role in their development.
- Itching, burning or pain in the anal area
- Foreign body sensation
- Traces of blood on toilet paper
- palpable nodes on the anus
With our gentle diagnostic methods, we will find the cause of your complaints:
- Digital-rectal examination
- Examination for blood in stool
- Ateroscopy or rectoscopy (proctoscopy)
- Allergy test (hidden allergies)
High-fiber diets and regular exercise are important for healthy digestion and can help prevent hemorrhoids.
Therapy with rubber band ligation
We treat hemorrhoids on an outpatient basis and without surgery by means of an elegant and for the patient almost painless method, the so-called rubber band ligation. In this procedure, the hemorrhoids are gradually pinched off - usually in several sessions - with a rubber band that tightens around the hemorrhoid like a noose. In this way, the hemorrhoid is cut off from the blood supply and falls off after a few days - often unnoticed by the patient. Local anesthesia is not required for the treatment. In addition, patients should ensure regular exercise and a balanced diet.
Marisques are non-painful folds of skin on the anus that cannot be pushed back. They can develop after anal thrombosis or occur without any apparent cause, probably due to "hemorrhoids that have migrated outward." Small marisci do not require treatment. Larger or inflamed marisci may interfere with cleaning and lead to anal eczema. In this case, they must be removed under local anesthesia.
Therapy for anal thrombosis
Anal thrombosis is an acute, often very painful occlusion of perianal veins, which frequently occurs with pre-existing hemorrhoids. It can be triggered by increased pressure in the abdominal cavity, e.g. during pregnancy or childbirth, and by coughing, lifting and pressing during defecation. Anal thrombosis is manifested by bluish-red shimmering hardened lumps in the anal area. Under conservative therapy with painkillers, sitz baths and stool regulation, anal thrombosis recedes within a few days to weeks. Alternatively, the anal thrombosis can be drained under local anesthesia and removed completely by surgery, which immediately reduces the pain.