A skin fold is essentially a tissue that bulges from the skin surface. When this happens around the rectal area or anus, it is called a rectal or anal skin fold, which does, unlike a haemorrhoid, not cause pain. It can happen massed or singular and the size of the tags can vary.
An anal fold is usually a slack elevation around the anus that can occur singular or massed, and can vary in size. Sometimes, an anal fold can happen on the perimeter of the rectal area or right at the entrance. When an anal fold happens on the perimeter of the rectal area, it is called medically perianal fold. Such an anal fold is totally harmless when there is no interference with it. However, it can get inflamed in case of rupture due to any cause. A rupture of anal folds can happen when there is continuous friction with parts of clothing that can irritate the area. Sometimes, moisture can coat the folds and this can lead also to infection or inflammation. Anal skin folds are formed usually as a response of the body to cope with anal tears or fissures.
Unlike hemorrhoids, anal folds usually don’t lead to physical discomfort. However, due to the fact that it forms a fold it can cause difficulties with hygiene, which may lead to infections. These infections can then cause pain or itchiness.
A therapy is only necessary, if infections keep occurring and the anal hygiene is strongly impaired by the fold. Usually, the anal folds will then be removed with local anaesthesia.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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