Category - Anal
Anal cancer, also called anal carcinoma, and anal intraepithelial neoplasia. It is most often due to long-term exposure of the anus to faeces, with reasons including diseases of the anus such as haemorrhoids, fistulas and fissues poor hygiene or chronic diarrhoea local infections such as tapeworm and thrush, skin conditions. The anal glands (also referred to as the anal sacs) are two sebaceous glands located on either side of the anus that secrete a pungent fluid. They are found in many mammals, including cats, dogs, and bears. Anal glands in all kinds of animals play a range of diverse functions - providing fat for preening feathers or waterproofing fur, generating distinct scent, even repelling predators. None of the resources i found about human anal glands ever mention their function. The anal glands or anal sacs are small glands near the anus in many mammals, including dogs and cats. They are paired sacs on either side of the anus between the external and internal sphincter muscles. Sebaceous glands within the lining secrete a liquid that is used for identification of members within a species. These sacs are found in many carnivorans, including wolves, bears, sea otters and kinkajous. An anal abscess is a painful condition in which a collection of pus develops near the anus. Most anal abscesses are a result of infection from small anal glands. Anal herpes anal sex may spread the herpes viruses hsv-1 and hsv-2. Symptoms include painful sores around the anus that come and go. Blocked anal gland rockandroll hi there, i have a small lump on the outside of my anus, i have been to the doctors who have advised me that it is a blocked anal gland and that it should go on its own - i still feel a little uneasy about this and cannot find anything on the web with regard to this (mostly seems to be prevalent in dogs!).