Our locations are open for appointments and procedures. See how we're providing safe in-person care and telemedicine visits. Hemorrhoids, anal warts and anal fistulas are 3 different types of growths or spots that can appear in or around the opening of the anus. Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the lower rectum and anus.
Anal Warts: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention
The anus usually consists of soft tissue. However, this tissue can become hard due to infections and other medical conditions, many of which range in severity. When this happens, it may feel as though there is a hard lump in the area. The anus is the opening at the lower part of the digestive tract, where stool exits the body.
What Is Anal Cancer?
Access your health information from any device with MyHealth. You can message your clinic, view lab results, schedule an appointment, and pay your bill. Polyps are small growths that may be flat or bumpy or may look like mushrooms. They are not cancer.
The inner lining of the anal canal is the mucosa. Most anal cancers start from cells in the mucosa. Glands and ducts tubes leading from the glands are found under the mucosa. The glands make mucus, which acts as a lubricating fluid. Anal cancers that start from cells in the glands are called adenocarcinomas.