Hemorrhoids are enlarged veins that develop in the anal canal. Although uncomfortable at times, this common condition rarely poses a serious problem.
Varicose veins are twisted, enlarged veins near the surface of the skin. They most commonly develop in the legs and ankles.
Rectal problems are common. Almost everyone will experience some rectal itching, pain, or bleeding at some time during his or her life.
An anal fissure is a tear in the lining of the lower rectum (anus) that causes pain during bowel movements.