Related Conditions

Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are swollen and inflamed veins inside the rectum and near the anus, most often caused by chronic constipation or diarrhea, straining when having a bowel movement, sitting too long on the toilet, a low-fiber diet or pregnancy.

Inflammatory-bowel disease

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a condition that causes ongoing inflammation of the intestines. The condition can affect only the large...

Anal cancer

Anal cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in the opening at the end of the rectum (anus). Anal cancer is uncommon and is often curable.