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  Anoscopy



Anoscopy

    A test to look for fissures, fistulae, and hemorrhoids using a special instrument, called an anoscope, to look into the anus.

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Hemorrhoids
Enlarged veins protruding into the anorectal area, either internal or externally visible. They are either the result of poor sphincter tone and portal congestion, or sphincter hypertonicity, skeletal muscle and adrenergic excess.

Anus
The opening at the end of the rectum of the alimentary canal through which feces are discharged. The anus has erotosexual potential in both sexes.



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