Having unprotected anal sex is associated with an increased risk for anal cancer from an HPV infection. Learn more.
Too nervous to ask your healthcare provider about anal sex and its relationship to surgery? Read this article first to learn more.
Anal warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). In most cases they cause no symptoms but many people will want to have them removed.
Learn about anal STD symptoms and when you should get tested for anal STDs, even if you don't have clear symptoms.
Anal pap screening is for early detection of anal cancer in gay and bisexual men, as well as some women.
While anal cancer is uncommon, it is more prevalent in certain groups. Anal cancer symptoms may mimic those of other less serious conditions.
An anal or rectal abscess is a pocket of pus that forms in and around the anal canal. Learn what causes it, what symptoms are likely, and how it is treated.
While anal cancer is fairly rare in the general U.S. population, the rate is nearly 150 times greater in gay and bisexual men living with HIV.
An anal personality involves having an extreme obsession to detail. While this concept first originated with Freud, there are some modern-day equivalents. Learn more.
Anal skin tags are raised areas on the skin that may be itchy, but they are not usually serious. Reviewed by a board-certified dermatologist.