What provokes the pain in this area?
The pain which is felt in the anal area, or to be more precise, on the terminal part of the intestine, which is medically called rectum, is very usual problem. That is because it can be the indicator of many underlying disorders or diseases. Although often considered as not so dangerous, the pain of the mentioned spot could be the sign of some very severe diseases, such as the malignant tumor, the ulcer in the bowel, the rupture of the rectal tissue, of the small object that entered the body through the anus, and of the other infectious and inflammatory processes of the body. Fortunately, these are the less likely scenarios, and here is the list of the more often triggers of the pain.
The most frequent triggers of the pain in the rectal area
Haemorrhoids are among the most prominent causes of the pain that is felt in the rectal area. That is, because they are manifested as the swollen blood vessels of the anal opening, which create certain pressure on the lining of the rectum. Similarly to this problem, the small rupture of the tissue can also lead to the irritation, discomfort and the symptom of the pain, especially during the process of expelling the faeces, which is, at the same time, the cause of the rupture. Also very frequent trigger of this pain is the phenomenon of the unwilling contractions of the anal muscle (in this case, the pain is rather hard, harsh and acute, or it can resemble the feeling of tightness, aggravated when sitting).
The pain caused by the haemorrhoid formations could be described as rather moderate and chronic, but when the anal tissue is ruptured, or anyhow damaged, the irritation accompanies the constant pain, which is unbearable in the most of the cases.
Having in mind the severity of the pain and the seriousness of the specific underlying condition, it is recommendable to start the treatment right away after noticing some changes in the rectum and the pain. The reason for that is, when the pain is treated at the very first stages of the development, the likelihood of reducing it increases a lot. The medical attention should be provided especially if some blood is noticed in the area, if there is some secretion from the anus, if the individual additionally suffers from the increased temperature of the body and chills, or if the pain is extended over the abdomen, for instance.
After that, the doctor will reach the diagnosis and prescribe the appropriate therapy. When it comes to the at home treatment and recovery, the haemorrhoids should be treated by simply spending the time in the bath on a daily basis and by putting on the beneficial ointment over the swollen veins. However, in the case of the thromboses, it is best to deal with this problem by undergoing the simple surgical intervention.
Besides that, when it comes to the rupture of the tissue, additionally, the faeces must be made less hard (which should be done by the increased intake of water and the fibers), in order to avoid the complications due to the passage of the hard faeces.