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Anal Injury Overview

What is an anal injury?
A person with an anal injury has damage to the tissue around the anus due to an injury. Anal injuries may be caused by falls, anal intercourse, or anal foreign bodies.

What are the symptoms of an anal injury?
Common symptoms of an anal injury include anal pain and anal bleeding.

How does the doctor treat an anal injury?
Treatment for an anal injury depends on the severity of the injury. Treatment may include cold compresses, antibiotics, and local wound care. Surgery may be required in some cases.

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Last Updated: Feb 5, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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