Most patients with dyschezia and hematochezia may be treated on an outpatient basis unless the underlying condition is severe enough to require supportive care. For example, dehydration or internal bleeding will need to be brought under control before further treatment can be undertaken.
Balloon dilation can be used to relieve strictures of the intestinal canal. This method widens the canal gently and gradually, using a balloon, so that blocked feces can be released.
Rectoanal diseases, such as hernias of the perineum (the space between the genital and the anus), or rectoanal polyps may need surgical correction. Your veterinarian may also prescribe antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs, and/or laxatives, depending on the underlying cause of the disease. Laxatives can be used to ease defecation if rectoanal disease is present.
Your veterinarian will schedule follow-up appointments as necessary to continue treatment of your dog's underlying condition, to evaluate your dog's progress, and to modify the treatment as it becomes necessary.
The term for the hip and related area
The term for a colon that is enlarged abnormally
The condition of having a part of a body part protruding through the tissue that would normally cover it
The area between the vulva and anus or scrotum and anus
A product made of fluid, cell waste, and cells
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
The very end of the large intestine
Passing stool with blood in it
A condition characterized by difficulty with normal defectation
The process of removing tissue to examine it, usually for medical reasons.
The end of the gastrointestinal tract; the opening at the end of the tract.
The exiting of excrement from the body; bowel movements.
A medical condition in which the body has lost fluid or water in excessive amounts
The widening of something
The whole system involved in digestion from mouth to anus
A localized infection, usually a lesion filled with pus. Can be large or small in size.