An anoscopy is an examination of the anal canal using a inch long tube shaped instrument. An anoscopy can be performed in your doctor's office. To make the process more comfortable, you will need to take a laxative to empty your bowels at home. At the office, you will remove your underwear.
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Anal fissures are tears, or cracks, in your anal tissues. Fissures result from the stretching of your anal mucosa, or lining or the anus, beyond its normal capacity. Once the tear occurs, it leads to repeated injury. The exposed internal sphincter muscle beneath the tear goes into spasm.
Anal fissure management by the gastroenterologist
Knowing the difference between two types of doctors can be confusing for some patients—especially if it appears the doctors do the same procedures. If a patient is unsure about the type of doctor they need for their hemorrhoids, you should be able to give them referrals based on their unique situation. For example, do they need a gastroenterologist or a colorectal specialist? As a gastroenterologist, patients should understand that you trained in general internal medicine with an emphasis in gastroenterology , or the study of the normal functions, diseases, and conditions of the:.
Your gastrointestinal health can have a dramatic impact on your quality of life. The Gastroenterology department at Physicians East specializes in treating a wide range of gastrointestinal conditions in a caring and compassionate environment. As part of our comprehensive approach to your care, we work closely with you and your team of physicians to develop personalized treatment plans that meet your needs and improve your quality of life. As gastroenterologists, we focus specifically on the diagnoses and treatment of digestive, pancreatic, and liver diseases.