A rectal lump is a growth in the inner rectum or rectal area. Rectal lumps can vary in size and the degree to which they produce symptoms. Depending on the underlying cause, a rectal lump may or may not cause any pain. The two most common causes are hemorrhoids and anal warts. Hemorrhoids are enlarged, bulging veins outside the anus external hemorrhoids or inside the anus internal hemorrhoids.
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Some people experience bleeding with bowel movements or notice a lump near their anus and are concerned they are having symptoms of anal cancer. Let's explore the signs and symptoms of anal cancer, and why it's important to get them checked out by your doctor. Anal cancer is the uncontrolled and abnormal growth of cells lining the anus. The anus is the opening of the rectum. It allows waste to pass from the large intestine and outside the body. The anus is often confused with the rectum, which is the last several inches of the lower intestine. The rectum ultimately ends at the anus, where fecal material exits the body.
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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. It is usually caused by a ruptured or bleeding vein that occurs when the bowels are opened, and it only occurs on the outside of the anus, as opposed to being an internal issue. It can also be painful, particularly when passing a stool.
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. But bleeding is often the first sign of the disease. The bleeding is usually minor.