Hemorrhoids: Livid and painful swellings formed by the dilation of the blood vessels around the margin of, or within, the anus, from which blood or mucus is occasionally discharged. Also called Piles.
Can be a Biblical punishment for serious transgressions-aka sins. (Deuteronomy 28:27; 1 Samuel 5:6-7; 1 Samuel 5:12; 1 Samuel 6:4-5). My patients are generally non-sinners.
"When the urge to purge makes you swell and bleed,
To Dr. Aquino's office should you proceed."
Hernia: A hernia occurs when the contents of a body cavity bulge out of the area where they are normally contained. Usually seen in the groin and umbilicus, but can often follow a weak incision. Repair usually involves use of a synthetic or collagen mesh.
Herpes: Caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) is manifested in the anal area as painful, watery blisters/ulcers that may be recurrent. This is a contagious condition, especially during an outbreak. Treatment is with an antiviral drug, strong pain medication and warm (Sitz) baths.