An anorectal stricture is a condition where there is a narrowing of the rectum and anal canal. A person can develop a single stricture or multiple strictures. Strictures are the result of benign or malignant processes. Common reasons for anorectal stricture include inflammatory bowel disease, chronic inflammation in the rectum (proctitis) or ulceration in the rectum. These pathologies can lead to scarring (on healing) and lead to the narrowing of the anorectal canal. Homeopathic medicines for anorectal stricture work in cases of mild to moderate strictures. These help with the symptomatic management of the problem. Thiosinaminum, Alumina, and Nitric Acid are the top homeopathic medicines used to treat anorectal stricture.
Strictures usually form due to scarring following trauma or surgical procedures in the rectum or anus. This usually follows from procedures like piles, skin tags, anal fissures, and anal fistula. Chronic diarrhea, venereal diseases, anorectal carcinoma/tumors and radiation treatment for pelvic tumors can also lead to strictures. An anorectal stricture can also be congenital, i.e., present since birth.
Homeopathic Treatment of Anorectal Stricture
Homeopathic medicines offer help in cases of anorectal stricture that fall in the mild to moderate category. Homeopathic medicines mainly help in the symptomatic management of anorectal stricture. Symptoms like constipation, difficult stool, painful bowel movements, bleeding from rectum, diarrhea and stool leakage are the symptoms that can be treated with homeopathy. Homeopathic medicines for anorectal stricture cases are selected individually for every case and should be used after consultation with a homeopathic physician.
Homeopathic Medicines for Anorectal Stricture
Thiosinaminum – Natural Medicine for Anorectal Stricture
Thiosinaminum is a natural homeopathic medicine for treating cases of an anorectal stricture. This medicine works very effectively to dissolve scar tissues and bring about excellent recoveries in cases of an anorectal stricture. Apart from this, Thiosinaminum is also indicated in cases of urethral stricture.
Alumina – For Anorectal Stricture when Stools pass by Straining
Homeopathic remedy Alumina is indicated for cases of anorectal stricture cases where a person has to strain a lot to pass stool. The stool may be hard or soft. Even if the stool is soft, it is passed after much effort. The pain of cutting nature may be present in the anus. Bleeding from the anus may follow the passage of stool. Other attending features are itching and burning at anus with the above symptoms.
Nitric Acid – For Anorectal Stricture with Painful Bowel Movements
Homeopathic medicine Nitric Acid is well indicated for treating painful bowel movements in cases of an anorectal stricture. While passing stool, sharp, splinter-like pains are felt in the rectum. Burning in the rectum may also be present. There is constipation with hard and dry stool. Constriction of the anus is marked. Only a small quantity of stool passes with a feeling as if a part of stool is retained in the rectum. There is an ineffectual urge to pass stool. Blood may also pass with the stool. Sharp, shooting pain in the rectum may be felt after passing stool, and the anus may feel sore and raw.
Phosphorus – For Anorectal Stricture to Manage Bleeding from Rectum
Phosphorus is an effective homeopathic medicine for anorectal stricture where there is bleeding from the rectum. For using Phosphorus the bleeding from the rectum is bright red. A person needing Phosphorus may also have constipation. The stool passes with difficulty and is hard, slender and long. It may smell foul. Smarting pain in the rectum may be felt while passing the stool. Phosphorus is also indicated for stricture in the rectum in people with a history of proctitis. In such cases, a person may pass flattened feces.
Plumbum Met – For Anorectal Stricture with Constipation
Plumbum Met offers a natural cure for constipation in cases of anorectal stricture where a person skips few days without a stool. When stool is passed, it is very hard and may be covered with mucus. Sometimes stool is dark colored. Passage of stool is attended with intense pain and agony from an extremely constricted anus.
Natrum Mur – For Dry, Hard Stool in cases of Anorectal Stricture
Natrum Mur offers a natural treatment for anorectal stricture where the stool is dry, hard, and crumbling. The stools are irregular and may pass on alternate days. Blood may pass with stool. Smarting, tearing and burning at anus may be felt after passing stool.
Opium – For Obstinate Constipation in Anorectal Stricture
Opium is a natural remedy for obstinate constipation in cases of an anorectal stricture. The anus is highly constricted. Stool passes in small hard pieces and is attended with bearing down pains in the rectum.
Aesculus – For Anorectal Stricture with Pain, Burning and Itching at Anus after Stool
Aesculus is a natural medicine prepared from the kernel of a plant commonly named as horse-chestnut. The natural order of this plant is Sapindaceae. Aesculus is indicated for anorectal stricture with pain, burning and itching at the anus after passing stool. Pain is intense and lasts for several hours after stool. The stool is dry and hard and is passed with difficulty. There is marked fullness in the rectum, and there may be a prolapse of the anus after stool in some cases. A history of chronic piles is often noted in cases requiring Aesculus.
Nux Vomica – For Constipation with Ineffectual Urge for Stool in Anorectal Stricture
Nux Vomica is indicated for anorectal stricture where a person suffers from constipation with an ineffectual urge to pass stool. The urge to pass stool is almost constant. The person passes a small quantity of stool at a time followed by a renewed urge. The stool is always insufficient and unsatisfactory. There is a marked sensation of anal contraction.
Silicea – For Anorectal Stricture with Constipation with Receding Stool
Silicea is a natural homeopathic medicine that works well for anorectal stricture with constipation. In such cases, the stool recedes after partial expulsion. The stool is hard and unsatisfactory. Burning, and stinging sensation in the rectum is felt while passing stool. A tendency to develop anal fistula is frequently seen in cases requiring Silicea.
Aloe – For Anorectal Stricture with Chronic Diarrhoea
Aloe is a natural remedy for chronic diarrhea in cases of an anorectal stricture. It is prepared from the gum of a plant named Aloe Socotrina of the natural order Liliaceae. The stool is watery with flatus and may contain undigested particles and mucus. The urge to pass stool follows soon after eating. There is a marked urgency to pass the stool. Involuntary leakage of stool may also be present in some cases.
Symptoms of Anorectal Stricture
The symptoms of anorectal stricture include constipation, passing stool with difficulty and straining efforts, painful bowel movements, bleeding from rectum, diarrhea and stool leakage.