Is It Warts or Hemorrhoids? Let’s Figure It Out Now.

Have you recently noticed some type of lump or a blemish around your anal region? Maybe while taking a shower, shaving your pubic area, or during a bowel movement? The appearance of an alien looking cluster of tissue on your skin is definitely a reason for concern. Figuring out what it can possibly be and how or why did it appear on your skin, can be very strenuous and fairly intimidating because of what we can find out.

If you are an adult, there are a lot of possible causes that can cause a bump in your anal region:

In this specific article, we will cover the main difference between warts infection and hemorrhoids. You will find out correct definition of both of these conditions, different types, symptoms and main causes.

What are warts?

They are fairly small warts that look like a darken and harden area of skin around rectal wartsthe anal region, also known as Condyloma Acuminata. They can appear both on the outside as well as on the inside the anal canal. Depending on how severe and big warts become, they can cause some type of symptoms like discomfort, pain, itchiness or even bleeding if irritated.

The bigger they get the more severe the symptoms tend to get. If the warts are fairly small, it is possible for a person to never even realize that they have them in the first place. Anal warts most often appear in just one place, but if irritated and scratched, there is a possibility of them spreading onto other areas around the anus or even your genitals.


There are anal warts and genital warts which are both caused by the same HPV virus but differ in symptoms and appearance.


  • Can have an appearance of a different color, for example, yellow, pink, light brown or flesh-colored.
  • In rare cases itching, bleeding or a discharge from the anus
  • First appear as very small bumps on skin, often too small to even notice

Main Causes:

  • They are most often acquired during the intimate skin to skin contact with a person who is affected by HPV virus. Human Papillomavirus is a type of STI (sexually transmitted infection). The HPV might wear out and go away on its own without you every noticing it, or it might become more severely infected causing warts to appear on the infected area of skin.

What is hemorrhoid?

hemorrhoids or wartsHemorrhoids are swollen veins that got developed because of the tissue weakening in the lower rectum area. That allowed the
blood to accumulate and develop little blown up balloons on the outer part of our skin. Hemorrhoids symptoms are often of the same nature like the ones of the fissure, but they are each a different kind of injury.

You can develop either an internal or external hemorrhoid.


  • Internal Hemorrhoids – appear deeper inside the rectal region and cannot be seen without proper analysis
  • External Hemorrhoids – appear more on the outside area of the anus and are often visible and can be touched


  • Consistent rectal discomfort throughout the day
  • Possible pain in the rectum, often after sitting down too long in one position or on a hard surface.
  • Irregular and odd bleeding
  • Itching and irritation


  • Over the counter or prescription creams
  • Home remedies
  • Banding
  • Surgery
  • In reality, it is very difficult for most people to figure out on their own whether they have a fissure or genital warts. This is why you always should contact a medical specialist who can diagnose and treat your condition.

Main Causes

  • Regularly spending a lot of time sat down on an uncomfortable chair, for example in the office in front of a computer or, in a supermarket as a cashier
  • Lifting heavy weights without a correct technique or enough strength
  • Chronic constipation or a diarrhea
  • Lack of regular exercises with an unhealthy diet that is high in refined sugar and preservatives, but low in vitamins, minerals, and fiber
  • Pregnancy and giving a birth to a child

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