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Anal Pain

What causes anal pain?

Any number of conditions can cause pain in the anal area. Most conditions that cause this pain are not serious, however it is very important to have any pain checked out by a doctor or medical professional in case it is a symptom of a more serious underlying condition, such as rectal cancer or anal cancer.

One of the commonest causes of severe anal pain is an anal fissure, sometimes accompanied by a painful lump, caused either by a blood clot or an abscess.