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anal

 [a´nal]
relating to the anus.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

a·nal

(ā'năl),
Relating to the anus.
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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.
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anal

adjective Referring or pertaining to the anus.
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a·nal

(ā'năl)
Relating to the anus.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
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anal

pertaining to the anus.
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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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Sepsis and anal stenosis were the least reported complications in our data set.
To prevent anal stenosis, surgeons should avoid excessive excision of normal anoderm.
Late Post-Operative Complications Complication 2 Weeks 3 Months 6 Months Faecal Urgency 2 0 0 Intermittent Bleeding 3 1 0 Anal Stenosis 0 1 0 Abscess, Anal Fissure, 0 0 0 Fistula and Recurrence
Wound healing is secondary after MMH and large area of wound cause delayed healing and increased pain.24 The retraction of scars can lead to anal stenosis. The present study shows that MMH leads to longer healing time than FH .In our series three patients (2.9%) with anal stenosis required anal dilatation, while 2.55% is reported in literature.
The two wound dehiscence cases healed by secondary intention but one case developed anal stenosis subsequently.
Horizontal fibers of internal sphincter may be evident in the base of a chronic anal fissure and secondary changes such as a sentinel skin tag, hypertrophied anal papilla or a degree of anal stenosis are often present7.
The anus of an average-term newborn should be approximately 12 mm, may present as anal stenosis.
The study which conflicted in results regarding post operative stricture formation was conducted at Jinnah Hospital, Lahore, according to which the incidence of anal stenosis was less in closed as compared to open haemorrhoidectomy12.
Table 1: Complications during ASARP Complications Number of Patients Haemorrhage 0 Vaginal wall tear 2 Rectal wall injury 0 Wound infection 3 Wound dehiscence 1 Table 2: Followup after ASARP Followup Anal stenosis 1 Anal stricture 0 Mucosal prolapse 0 Constipation 3 Incontinence 0
Long term complications with 3 to 6 months postoperatively in both groups revealed the absence of anal stenosis, acute anal fissure, faecal incontinence and recurrence however, further follow up is needed.