We barely got enough instruction on vaginal sex when we were teenagers, so I doubt the majority of us are self-proclaimed experts on anal play. But anal sex is not a new thing. It's been around for a long time. We're just finally finding ways to talk about it in accessible ways.
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Skip to content. Rectal bleeding bleeding from the bottom is often noticed as small amounts of bright-red blood on toilet paper or a few droplets that turn the water in the toilet pink. You should always get rectal bleeding checked. Don't let embarrassment stop you seeing your GP.
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Women are more likely to get it than men, but over the last ten years, Cancer Research UK said the number of people suffering with the disease has increased. While the disease is still fairly rare, the charity has said rates of anal cancer are rising and it could be as a result of HPV. The anus is the part of the bowel that opens to the outside of the body from the rectum and measures about about three cm. Around nine in ten cases of anal cancer are linked to the HPV infection - human papillomavirus - the same virus that causes the majority of cancers of the cervix, vulva, vagina, penis and oropharynx. Different types of HPV are classed as either high risk or low risk, depending on the conditions they can cause.
Hemorrhoids, also known as piles, are a familiar disorder, and usually not a serious one. The word comes from hemo blood plus rrhoos flowing or discharging , and indeed the first symptom of hemorrhoids is usually a spot or streak of bright red blood on toilet paper or in the stool after a bowel movement. The tissue of the anus and rectum is a cushion of blood vessels, connective tissue, and muscle. A hemorrhoid is an inflammation or enlargement of the veins in this tissue, caused by excess pressure in the anal or abdominal area.