The anus is an opening in the lower part of the digestive tract. When stool fills the rectum, the sphincter muscle relaxes, letting stool pass through the anus and out of the body. The external anal sphincter closes off the anus when stool has passed.
If you have a hemorrhoid, you may feel a tender lump on the edge of your anus. You may feel itchy in that area. Or you may feel pain.
Find an ACG member gastroenterologist with a specialized interest in liver disease. The rectum refers to the last four or five inches of the digestive tract. The rectal outlet or opening is called the anal canal or anus.
Anal cancer is a type of cancer that forms in tissues of the anus. The anus is the opening of the rectum to the outside of the body and at the end of the GI tract. Sometimes anal cancer causes no symptoms at all.
Skip to content. This is sort of an embarrassing question Recently I found out that there is something unusual just outside of my anus.
Rectal prolapse occurs when the rectum the last section of the large intestine falls from its normal position within the pelvic area and sticks out through the anus. The word "prolapse" means a falling down or slipping of a body part from its usual position. Rectal prolapse is common in older adults who have a long-term history of constipation or a weakness in the pelvic floor muscles.
A rectocele is a herniation bulge of the front wall of the rectum into the back wall of the vagina. The tissue between the rectum and the vagina is known as the rectovaginal septum and this structure can become thin and weak over time, resulting in a rectocele. When rectoceles are small, most women have no symptoms.
Hello, Hope this isn't too disgusting but Im looking for advice. I am a 22 year old female and I find this topic very hard to bring up to my GP. I usually open my bowels every other day or sometimes in 3 days times, which has been a norm for me since I was young.
Hemorrhoids, also known as piles, are a familiar disorder, and usually not a serious one. The word comes from hemo blood plus rrhoos flowing or dischargingand indeed the first symptom of hemorrhoids is usually a spot or streak of bright red blood on toilet paper or in the stool after a bowel movement. The tissue of the anus and rectum is a cushion of blood vessels, connective tissue, and muscle.
Finding a lump on any part of your body can be alarming, but try not worry. If you've found a small and often dark or black coloured lump on the outside or your anus that looks a bit like external pilesit is most likely a perianal haematoma. A perianal haematoma can be distinctly uncomfortable, and may leave you feeling worried or embarrassed, as well as in pain. A perianal hematoma is a blood blister that collects in the tissue surrounding the anus, similar to when you trap or hit your thumb with a hammer.