Read this recent webchat transcript, in which our Macmillan Support Nurses Anne and John answered questions on bowel, rectum and anal cancer. We want to be there for everyone affected by cancer, and we need your help. Less often, anal fissures develop because of prolonged diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease or sexually transmitted diseases involving the anorectal area. Anal fissure - An anal fissure, also called an anorectal fissure, is a linear split or tear in the lining "anoderm" of the lower anal canal. The lymphatic system helps to protect us from infection and includes lymph nodes glands. As the opossum mimics death, the glands secrete a foul-smelling liquid, suggesting the opossum is rotting. There are lymph nodes near the anus.
The digestive system View a large version Read a description of this image Food passes down the gullet oesophagus into the stomach to be digested.
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This usually can be done as an outpatient procedure, especially if you are young and generally healthy, and your abscess is close to the anal opening. Bethesda, MD Phone: Anal fissure - For an acute fissure, your doctor may recommend that you follow the suggestions for relieving constipation that are described in the Prevention section above. If you're struggling to find what you need, call our Support line on Monday to Friday, 9am-8pm. The lower half of the anal canal has sensitive nerve endings. American Society of Mammalogists.