Pain affecting the skin around the anus, also called perianal pain, and anal pain are common patient complaints. The anus and surrounding skin has many nerve endings, which can make pain feel severe. Fortunately, there is usually no cause for serious concern and most cases of perianal and anal pain can be treated with outpatient therapy or minimally invasive procedures.
The following may cause perianal or perirectal pain:
- Anal fissure
- Anorectal fistula
- Anal or rectal cancer
- Perirectal or perianal abscess
Treatment varies depending on the underlying cause of pain. Below are anorectal surgery options for patients suffering from perianal and anal pain.