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Lots of things can cause anal pain. Common causes include constipation, piles, and anal fissures.

To ease anal pain, it can help to eat plenty of fibre, take paracetamol and exercise regularly. Ask a pharmacist about medicines you can buy.

Treatment for anal pain depends on the cause. The main treatments are medicines, creams, or laxatives that help ease the pain.

Anal pain is common. There are things you can do to ease the pain, but get medical help if the pain around or in your anus does not get better.

Page last reviewed: 15/03/2022
Next review due: 15/03/2025