I am 31 years old and I have found a large white lump on my anal opening that is situated on the right wall, blocking the anal passage. Sometimes, it is itchy; however, it does not hurt at all. There has been no blood; however, I have noticed thick mucus when wiping. Has anyone experienced the same symptoms? Is it just piles or do you think it could be something more sinister that needs checking out?
The inner lining of the anal canal is the mucosa. Most anal cancers start from cells in the mucosa. Glands and ducts tubes leading from the glands are found under the mucosa. The glands make mucus, which acts as a lubricating fluid.
Bump on side of anus: Hemorrhoids or something else?
Some people experience bleeding with bowel movements or notice a lump near their anus and are concerned they are having symptoms of anal cancer. Let's explore the signs and symptoms of anal cancer, and why it's important to get them checked out by your doctor. The anus is the opening of the rectum. It allows waste to pass from the large intestine and outside the body. The anus is often confused with the rectum, which is the last several inches of the lower intestine.
Back to Health A to Z. Anal cancer is a rare type of cancer that affects the anus the end of the bowel. The symptoms of anal cancer are often similar to more common and less serious conditions affecting the anus, such as piles haemorrhoids and small tears or sores called anal fissures. See a GP if you develop any of these symptoms.