Anal dysplasia is a condition in which the cells within a person’s anus have transformed into “abnormal cells.” Since these abnormal cells, or lesions, are impossible to detect with the naked eye, the use of high-quality technology and resolution imaging is necessary to effectively treating anal dysplasia. At Houston Colon, we strive to stay up-to-date on all the latest and greatest robotic and laparoscopic surgical solutions the industry has to offer. We have a reputation in the Houston, TX area for providing the most compassionate and innovative colorectal services around. And with a team of double board-certified surgeons on your side, there’s no better team to call when you’re experiencing pre-cancerous conditions such as anal dysplasia.
Cancer Prevention Treatment
Though dysplasia is not cancer, it is considered a pre-cancerous condition that should be thoroughly treated by medical professionals. If these abnormal cells are left untreated, however, they can transform into cancerous tumors. Those who have a history of sexually transmitted infection (STI) should be aware of their increased risk for developing anal dysplasia, though anyone with multiple sexual partners should be on the lookout for the following symptoms:
- Bleeding from the anus
- Pain or unexplained pressure in the anus
- A mass at the opening of the anus
- Mucus discharge from the anus
- Noticeable changes in bowel movement patterns
- Increased straining during bowel movements
- Swollen glands in the groin or anus
Delivering Early and Reliable Diagnostics
When it comes to diagnosing and treating anal dysplasia, our doctors must be able to get a good look at cells within the patients’ anus. The initial evaluation is usually performed during your first visit in the office. We can gain a clear picture of the anal canal and any abnormal cells that inhabit it. If lesions are present, we will perform a biopsy to determine if the cells collected require further treatment or are identified as malignant. Our team is here to deliver advanced expertise on colon and rectal issues, as well as crucial cancer screenings, to ensure your colorectal problems don’t have a chance to become more severe. If you find yourself experiencing any signs or symptoms associated with anal dysplasia, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We look forward to helping restore your quality of life.