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.
Hemorrhoids, Fissures, and Fistula Overview
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Many people see blood when they wipe after a bowel movement, and they immediately panic. While this is reason for concern and you should see a doctor, it is likely a relatively minor condition that your doctor can help you work through. Pain in addition to the bleeding may indicate hemorrhoids, an anal fissure, an abscess, a fistula, or another issue. A doctor who sees these conditions regularly can usually diagnose them quickly and offer an effective treatment to help you heal quickly.
The intestinal tract or bowel ends with the rectum. It ends with the anus — the opening to the outside of the body. There are several common problems, including hemorrhoids, that can occur in the area from the rectum to the anus.
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