Anal Problems

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UK sources of information and / or support

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Patient UK

Has information leaflets on Anal Fissure and Pruritis Ani (Itchy Bottom).

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Embarrassing Problems

Straight-talking advice from a UK doctor on a number of problems. Includes advice on anal problems.

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Vascular and General Surgery Patient Information

Website with patient information written by a consultant surgeon in the UK. Includes information about anal fissure.

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Pruritis Ani

Information from the British Association of Dermatologists.

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Anal Fissure

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provide a wide range of patient information leaflets including one in this area.

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Anal Fissure

St Mark's Hospital and academic institute from The North West London Hospitals NHS Trust produce a wide range of patient information leaflets including one in this area.

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Closure of anorectal fistula using a suturable bioprosthetic plug

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Medicine Guide for Anal fissure

Provides detailed information about the drugs available to treat this condition. Medicine Guides provide reliable information about medicines, conditions and the different treatment options available. They have been developed in the UK as part of the Medicines Information Project.

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Anal fissure

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Anal fistula

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Itchy bottom

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Anal fissure

Information from BUPA.

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Anal fissure surgery

Information from BUPA.

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Anal fistula repair

Information from BUPA.

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Anal cancer

Information from BUPA.

See also the Patient UK haemorrhoids page.


Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

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More detailed medical information

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