Hemorrhoids vs. Colon Cancer
Hemorrhoids vs. colon cancer and how to know the difference
This newest projection illustrates this as less than half of the entire number of colon cancer cases, but this does not decrease the importance of rectal cancer awareness. Although persistent rectal itching can be a sign of rectal cancer, it is not the most common cause. Even though it is not pleasant to discuss, it is imperative that you discuss this symptom with your primary doctor to find — and get treatment — for the cause. Anal fissures , or tiny tears in the anal tissue, can lead to unpleasant itching and even small amounts of blood on the toilet paper. They are typically not life-threatening. These small tears usually occur following trauma to the anus, such as chronically having hard and difficult to pass bowel movements.
Anal Itch (Pruritus Ani)
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. They are a benign and fairly common cause of rectal bleeding.
The anal canal is a short tube surrounded by muscle at the end of your rectum. The rectum is the bottom section of your colon large intestine. When you have a bowel movement, stool leaves your body from the rectum through the anal canal. As the cancer grows, it may stay in nearby tissues or spread to other parts of the body, a process called metastasis. Anal cancer starts in the cells around or just inside the anal opening.