Something is coming out of the anus!
...It may be another disease rather than hemorrhoids.

Something is coming out of the anus!...It may be another disease rather than hemorrhoids.

Something comes out.

Something is coming out out of the anus when the prolapse of internal hemorrhoids progresses. If left untreated, it may become a more serious disease.

Rectal prolapse

What kind of disease?

The rectum prolapses out of the anus due to strain during a bowel movement or keeping the abdominal muscles tight. It is considered to be caused by weakening of the tissue supporting the rectum and loosening of the anal sphincter. It is often seen in elderly people and women with experience of delivery. Surgery is required to improve prolapse.

Why is it easily mistaken?

“Rectal prolapse” is often confused with "prolapsed anus" in which rectal mucosa prolapses from the anus with internal hemorrhoids. It is characterized by prolapse of the normal rectum instead of hemorrhoids. It cannot be cured with OTC drugs. Visit a hospital if it is suspected. Attention should be paid to the diet to avoid strain at the time of a bowel movement or constipation.

Why is it easily mistaken?

Condyloma acuminatum

What kind of disease?

A disease in which a lot of small warts are formed around the anus by the contact with a virus. Small warts can be observed in the anus.

Why is it easily mistaken?

The virus incubation period for condyloma acuminatum is approximately 3 months on average. There is no subjective symptom in the early stage, but when the virus grows as a result of progression, the patient will feel a sense of discomfort or itching. Because of these symptoms, it is likely to be mistaken for hemorrhoids, but since it is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by viruses, visit a specialized institution early.

Skin tag

What kind of disease?

"Skin tag" is the slackness of the skin left after swelling of the skin around the anus caused by hemorrhoids, etc., is cured.

Why is it easily mistaken?

The skin tag is the remains of the skin after the swelling shrinks and resembles external hemorrhoids. It is characterized by no pain and softness. Leaving skin tag untreated will cause no problem. If it gradually becomes large, visit a hospital.

This article is supervised by:
Dr. Junichi Iwadare
Dr. Akio Kurokawa
Dr. Rikisaburo Sahara
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