Pimples tend to be skin problems most associated with the face, though they can form on your back, pubic area, and just about anywhere on the body — including the anus. That can lead to infection and other complications. The bump you feel may also be a different health concern, including a hemorrhoid or a cyst that will require treatment by a healthcare professional. There are different types of pimples, including pustules , which are small raised pink or red bumps that contain pus. Larger papule -like bumps embedded in the skin are called nodules , while larger, pus-filled lumps are called cysts. Nodules and cysts tend to be the most painful kinds of pimples.
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. At first, most people assume the bleeding is caused by hemorrhoids painful, swollen veins in the anus and rectum that may bleed. Learn about anal cancer and find information on how we support and care for people with anal cancer before, during, and after treatment.
Anal warts condyloma acuminata are caused by the human papilloma virus HPV , the most common sexually transmitted disease STD. The warts affect the area around and inside the anus, but may also develop on the skin of the genital area. They first appear as tiny spots or growths, often as small as a pin head.
Please read our information about coronavirus and cancer alongside this page. If you have symptoms of cancer you should still contact your doctor and go to any appointments you have. Spotting cancer early means treatment is more likely to be successful. Read about coronavirus and cancer.