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Prevalence of Benign Anorectal Diseases: A huge burden on society
Sughra Perveen, Abdul Malik Magsi, Mariam Malik, Abdul Waheed, Kehkashan Anwar, Mazhar Iqbal
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Objective: To assess the frequency of Benign anorectal diseases and its impact on the society.

Study Design: Observational descriptive study.

Place and Duration: Colorectal Clinic, Surgical Unit 1 Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center from 1st Jan, 2016 to 31st Dec, 2018.

Methodology: All patients with benign anorectal diseases presenting to colorectal clinic more than 12 years of age, both genders were included. The patients with biopsy proven anorectal malignancies were excluded. The frequency of all types of benign anorectal diseases with their and possible causes of adverse outcome were recorded.

Results: A total of 2825 patients with anorectal diseases were assessed during study period and among them 76.84% patients were diagnosed with benign anorectal diseases, 1.9% had malignancy and 21.2% patients presented with non-significant symptoms. Female dominance has been seen and out of 2171 patients with benign diseases, 42% had hemorrhoids which is showing the major burden among benign anorectal diseases.   

Conclusion: The benign anorectal diseases are more prevalent in our population with detrimental social impact on society.

Keywords: Anorectal Diseases, Benign, Prevalence, Social impact, Morbidity, Disease Burden.


How to Cite This:

Perveen S, Magsi AM, Malik M, Waheed A, Anwar K, Iqbal M. Prevalence of Benign Anorectal Diseases: A huge burden on society. Isra Med J. 2022; 14(1): 12-16. DOI:

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