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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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James classification into five distinct grades with increasing grades correlating to worse surgical outcome (13): in grade 1 intersphincteric fistulas, tract extends from skin to anal canal traversing through intersphincteric plane, without any associated abscess or secondary extensions (Fig.
Thus, we sought to establish a strong multidisciplinary group for anal cancer prevention and management of anal dysplasia in the Chicago metro area by reviewing results of anal cytology, anoscopy, anal biopsy, and early results of HR-HPV reflex testing for atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASCUS).
Prospective study of the influence of parity and operative technique on the outcome of primary anal sphincter repair following obstetrical injury Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol.
Men who used drugs for sex (called chemsex or slamsex) were more likely to have 3 health-threatening kinds of sex (Figure 1): (1) condom-free anal sex, (2) condom-free anal sex with an HIV-negative partner or partner of unknown HIV status, and (3) condom-free anal sex with a detectable viral load-meaning they had a chance of passing HIV to a sex partner.
In the present study, we found that the use of local metronidazole in combination with local anesthesia drugs prescribed as a first-line therapy for acute anal fissure resulted in a marked reduction of pain symptoms especially after week 2 of treatment.
Patients with anal margin carcinoma with a lesion smaller than 2 cm had a wide local excision if it was deemed resectable with preservation of the sphincter.
Longitudinal or elliptical breaks or cracks in the distal anal canal, extending below the dentate line to the anal verge are known as anal fissures.
In particular, the increase in anal and oral sex practices should be considered by health officials educating young people.
William Miller DVM, Medical Director of the Companion Animal Hospital at Cornell says not all scooting dogs have anal sac problems." I think something that is over looked is the dog who scoots for other than primary anal-sac disease.
Aschele et al., "Anal cancer: ESMO-ESSO-ESTRO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up," Annals of Oncology, vol.
Our patient had vague symptoms of anal discomfort and mild rectal bleeding.