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. Lumps that form around the anus — for a variety of reasons — can cause it to feel hard. There may also be swelling, pain , and discharge. The anus is comprised of skin and internal intestinal tissue, which consists of mucus glands, blood vessels, lymph nodes, and sensitive nerve endings.
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Bumps on anus can be irritating, painful and cause pain especially when they grow large enough. So what causes a bump inside, outside, near or around your anus, when do you need to see a doctor, what symptoms you need to look out for and what can you do to treat and get rid of them? In this articles, we have provided some of the causes, their symptoms, treatment, and remedies you can use to ease the symptoms and get rid of the bump. We have also provided you with some of the most effective home remedies you can use to get rid of the bumps and other symptoms such as itching, swelling and irritation. A painful or painless bump that occurs suddenly on, inside or around your anus can be a sign of an injury or an infection.
The anus is that part of the intestinal tract that passes through the muscular canal of the pelvis and anal sphincters. It is the final orifice through which stool passes out of the body. In adults, the anus is 4 to 5 centimeters long. The lower half of the anal canal has sensitive nerve endings.
JOHN L. This is Part I of a two-part article on common anorectal conditions. Anorectal symptoms and complaints are common and may be caused by a wide spectrum of conditions. Although most conditions are benign and may be successfully treated by primary care practitioners, a high index of suspicion for colorectal cancer should be maintained, and all patients should be appropriately investigated. Inspection, palpation and anoscopic examination using an Ive's slotted anoscope provide adequate initial assessment.