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Anorectal problems, including anal fissures and haemorrhoids

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On completion of this subject guide, you should be able to:

Carry out an adequate history and examination of anorectal problems > http://www.racgp.org.au/download/documents/AFP/2010/June/201006daniel.pdf

Implement a management plan for anal fissures > http://www.patient.co.uk/health/anal-fissure

Implement a management plan for haemorrhoids > http://www.patient.co.uk/doctor/haemorrhoids-piles-pro

Implement a management plan for pruritis ani > http://www.racgp.org.au/download/documents/AFP/2010/June/201006maclean.pdf

 

Points for discussion

Which anorectal issues are more prominent in which age groups? 

Are there other anorectal issues you should be aware of in general practice? ie pilonidal sinus, pressure sores, skin tags

Which general conditions may present with anorectal issues as the first presenting feature?

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