Digital anorectal examination is a method in which the right hand wears a glove and touches around the anus or extends into the anorectum. It is one of the most economical, simplest and most effective methods in the examination of anorectal diseases. This method is simple and easy, and family members can check each other or self-check. The index finger extends into the anus and rectum, usually within 8 cm.
The sensation of the fingers is very sensitive, and many anorectal diseases can be detected early through a digital anorectal examination. According to statistics, about 80% of anorectal cancer can be found during digital anorectal examination, and about 85% of patients who are clinically misdiagnosed for anorectal cancer are often not done serious anorectal examination, or Suspected dirty caused by not doing a digital examination. Some patients are afraid that the doctor will put their fingers into the anus, and if they have symptoms, they would rather take some medicine indiscriminately than take a serious examination. As a result, the early detection of anorectal cancer is delayed. Therefore, the patient should cooperate with the doctor's examination when seeing a doctor. Even if there is no symptom, the doctor should also have the doctor perform a digital anorectal examination during the physical examination or general examination. Many anorectal cancers are found through digital anorectal examination during physical examination or general examination.
In addition, digital anorectal examination can timely find internal rectal prolapse, rectal protrusion, rectal polyps, anal papilloma and anal papillary hypertrophy, perianal abscess, anal fistula, and some diseases of the rectum. You can find diseases such as enlarged prostate and posterior uterus, and you can also understand whether the function of the anorectal ring is normal.
In clinical practice, digital anorectal examinations should be performed on newly diagnosed and suspicious patients. This important examination method must not be ignored, so as not to delay the early diagnosis of anal cancer, rectal cancer and other important diseases and the timing of surgery. Therefore, the digital anorectal examination is an important means of checking anal diseases, and it is a very important examination method.