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anal

 [a´nal]
relating to the anus.

a·nal

(ā'năl),
Relating to the anus.

anal

(ā′nəl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or near the anus.
2. Psychology
a. Of or relating to the second stage of psychosexual development in psychoanalytic theory, roughly from ages one to three, during which gratification is derived from sensations associated with the anus and defecation. The anal stage is preceded by the oral stage and followed by the phallic stage.
b. Indicating personality traits considered by psychoanalytic theory to originate during the anal stage of development, especially anal-retentive traits.

a′nal·ly adv.

anal

adjective Referring or pertaining to the anus.

a·nal

(ā'năl)
Relating to the anus.

anal

1. Relating to the anus, the controlled terminus of the digestive tract.
2. Concerning the putative stage of psychosexual development of the child in which pleasure is obtained from sensations associated with the anus. See FREUDIAN THEORY.

anal

pertaining to the anus.

Patient discussion about anal

Q. Pulling pain in anus. Dear friends, I am 32. I feel a Pulling pain in anus sometimes while i finish passing stool and some times when i sit for long time. No bleeding so far. Is it a symptoms of piles? If so what can be done to cure it without going to doctor or operation. Please help me. This pain makes me to feel that i am very old.

A. horsechestnut is supposed to help...here is some info about it:
http://nccam.nih.gov/health/horsechestnut/index.htm#uses

but i wouldn't get my hopes high.

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References in periodicals archive ?
Analysis of disease distribution by gender showed that of the 206 male patients, 137 (66.5%) had pilonidal sinus, 22 (10.7%) had hemorrhoids, 34 (16.5%) had anal fistula, 11 (5.3%) had anal abscess, and 2 (1%) had anal fissure.
18 out of 23 patients had a primary pathology either in the form of a chronic fissure which failed to heal and later presented with a persistent abscess (8 patients) or in the form of a primary anal abscess which developed into a fistula due to inadequate healing where the external opening got obliterated over time (10 patients).
* Anal abscesses. Pain associated with anal abscesses is insidious in onset and is-usually associated with fever, swelling, and drainage.