Find Relief for Your Pain and Discomfort
Most people don’t like to talk about anorectal disorders. But there’s every reason to pay attention to this critical part of the human body. When conditions like Hemorrhoids, anal fissures, rectal prolapse and fecal incontinence are causing you pain and discomfort, the expert team at AdventHealth is here to help. Within our network, you'll find hospitals that are nationally recognized for the work and skill of their digestive-health specialists. We’re here to support you from diagnosis to treatment and beyond with a committed, whole-person approach to care that helps heal your body, ease your mind, and minister to your spirit.
To Support Health and Wellness
- Diagnosing Anorectal Disorders
Anorectal disorders can be uncomfortable and disruptive. The good news is, most of these disorders are common and highly treatable, especially once we understand what’s causing them. Careful diagnosis is a crucial first step. Because "anorectal disorders" is an umbrella term that can include a variety of illnesses — including hemorrhoids, rectal prolapse, anal fissures, abscesses, and others — our expert team may employ a variety of screenings and tests, including:
- Blood Tests
- Endorectal Ultrasound
- Physical Exam
- Testing of Tissue Samples
- Learning More About Anorectal Disorders
Anorectal disorders may not be a common topic for dinnertime conversations, but most Americans will experience symptoms from at least one of these conditions at some point in their lives. Whether your condition is mild or severe, our focus is treating the cause, easing your symptoms, and helping you get back to a life of health and wellness.
Once you’ve been diagnosed, you’ll probably have questions about your disorder and its treatment. We’re here to answer them. Some of the anorectal disorders our team cares for include:
- Anal Cancer
- Anal Fissure
- Anal Itching
- Anal Warts
- Anorectal Fistula
- Rectal Prolapse
- Compassionate Care Plans Tailored to Your Needs
We understand that anorectal disorders can be distressing, painful, and even embarrassing. But this is not a burden you have to bear alone. We’re here to help you find a path forward. Some of our hospitals have been nationally recognized for their digestive-health treatments, and your empathetic team will be at your side through every step of your care.
Our care for your anorectal disorder will depend on the severity and seriousness of the condition and cause. For example, if you’re dealing with a condition like diarrhea or anal itching, we may prescribe simple dietary changes — like drinking more water and eating more fiber — along with warm sitz baths, topical creams, laxatives, and stool softeners.
You’ll also have access to our comprehensive team of dietitians, nutritionists, physical therapists, and spiritual-care providers who can help you make lasting changes to improve your wellness, including your digestive health. For more serious or life-threatening conditions, like colon cancer or anal cancer, more-advanced treatments — such as chemotherapy and colorectal surgery — may be considered.
Throughout your journey, we'll be there to support you with expertise and a whole-person approach to care. You have a life to live. We'll help you get back to it.